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2004 Toyota Corolla

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2004 Toyota Corolla

2004 Toyota Corolla

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Snapshot:

The Toyota Corolla is the world's all-time best-selling automobile, which says a lot about its reliability and functional design. Tall and roomy, features a near-unbreakable 4-cylinder engine, can be upgraded with several packages. Offends no one, excites few, never disappoints.

How Much?:

Price for a 2004 Toyota Corolla in the US ranges from $13,570 to $14,780.

The Inside Story:

Seats four comfortably, five for short trips. That tall profile makes getting in and out easier, driving safer because of the excellent sightlines. Toyota is not generous with standard equipment (though air conditioning is included) but offers several "packages" that include every possible convenience. Including, we're happy to report, a sunroof.

Under the Hood:

Engine: Double-overhead-cam 1.8 liter engine produces a respectable 130 hp. Mileage (EPA) city/highway reveals a very decent 32/40 mpg. ABS braking optional.

Transmissions:

5-speed manual is standard in the 2004 Toyota Corolla. A 4-speed automatic is optional.

Warranty:

3 years/36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper. 5 years/60,000 miles powertrain.

Should You Buy a 2004 Toyota Corolla?:

No one ever regretted buying a Corolla except those seeking flash and performance. The 2004 Toyota Corolla wins buyers who like its interior spaciousness and down-to-earth practicality but also offers, among several packages, an "S" version which, with options, has a sporting aspect inside and out. Or choose an LE plus options and the Corolla is darn near luxurious with its leather and 6-speaker sound systems. The 2004 Toyota Corolla resembles a scaled-down Camry. That tells you something.

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