While a good car, the Corolla is not one of the best in this crowded and competitive market segment. It does fairly well in most major areas of performance and design, but it doesn't stand out in any of them.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"not a very smooth ride, not a quiet ride, seat is uncomfortable, roof is low, unable to see dashboard details without adjusting my head,"

GALE T., CA (2001 Toyota Corolla)

"The acceleration & the braking is very responsive to the touch. I can turn on a dime also."

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Corolla)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Heater & A/C are especially good! Very quick to kick in, better than friends' newer, higher end cars! The car is noisy on the road but that doesn't bother me."

Anonymous, WA (2001 Toyota Corolla)

"The ride can be a bit bumpy. Car might need new struts or shocks."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Corolla)

"The drivers seat is not comfortable for me."

Anonymous, PA (2001 Toyota Corolla)

"Seems roomy for a small car"

DALE C., FL (2001 Toyota Corolla)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"A good used car, very reliable"

Anonymous, NC (2001 Toyota Corolla)

"We paid too much for it at the dealership."

Anonymous, OR (2001 Toyota Corolla)

"This car has been almost entirely trouble-free for almost 200,000 miles. Of the things that failed (interior door handle, turn-light lens cover), they were $7 to $14 and a couple of minutes to fix. I buy cars new, for cash, and drive them into the ground - but this one just keeps going and going."

ALAN F., CT (2001 Toyota Corolla)

"good gas mileage and very reliable"

JOSEPH D., NJ (2001 Toyota Corolla)

"My car has served me well despite daily abuse in RI decrepit roads. Extremely reliable and overall a great little car."

Anonymous, RI (2001 Toyota Corolla)

"the reliability of the vehicle is very important. In seven years it has never refused to start"

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Toyota Corolla)

"The transmission has been problematic- the car has irregular acceleration. Two mechanics offered the following advice: the tranny will eventually need a valve job. We won't do that- we'll ditch the car when that happens."

JULIE N., MA (2001 Toyota Corolla)

"I inherited it from my brother, so it cost me nothing"

DALE C., FL (2001 Toyota Corolla)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Given the age of the car I have begun to have issues with the clear coat peeling on the side exposed to the sun. Some of the interior door/window trim is peeling too probably due to age and heat. But the styling (look) of the car is fine."

Anonymous, NC (2001 Toyota Corolla)

"There's nothing wrong with its styling. It looks like a mini Camry."

Anonymous, OR (2001 Toyota Corolla)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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