2003 toyota Corolla

Couple of cars have a heritage as long as Toyota's popular compact. The Corolla has actually gotten on the United States market given that 1966. Greater than 25 million devices have actually been marketed in 142 nations, which makes the Corolla the very successful auto of all time. Toyota dealerships marketed 245,023 eighth-generation Corollas in the USA throughout 2001, inning accordance with Automotive News. It has been Toyota's second-best seller behind only the midsize Camry - 2003 Toyota Corolla.

Toyota's manufacturing goal for the revamped 2003 design is a little bit extra small: 230,000 units. Adjustments for the popular, front-wheel-drive car's next generation are moderate however significant. Engine outcome has boosted by 5 horse power, and also a new, low-restriction catalytic converter is utilized in the exhaust system. The vehicle is also a little larger than previously. A brand-new automatic transmission flaunts fewer parts and also reduced friction, which guarantees less than a 1-mpg fuel-economy penalty when compared with the manual-transmission version. Steering is claimed to be a lot more responsive and also straight, and braking is more precise. A higher hip point is supposed to reduce entrance into the automobile, as well as the front seats have actually been relocated further apart.

3 variations of the Corolla are offered: the value-priced CE, the upscale LE and the sporty S edition. Targeting a younger age compared to previously-- 25- to 34-year-olds as opposed to 35- to 44-year-olds-- the 2003 Corolla develops a "a lot more psychological connection with a more diverse" audience, claims John Kramer, Toyota's company manager for representatives and public companies. Corollas are created in The golden state as well as Canada and took place sale in February 2002 as early 2003 designs. Chevrolet utilized to supply a near-twin of the Corolla called the Prizm, however that was gone down after the 2002 design year.

2003 Toyota Corolla


Styling adjustments for the 2003 design are less than significant, despite boosted dimensions. The Corolla trips a 102.4-inch wheelbase and measures 178.3 inches long on the whole-- some 5 inches longer compared to the previous generation. Each version is 66.9 inches wide and also no more than 57.5 inches tall. Five-bolt wheels are new for U.S. designs.

Unique style touches for the sporty S car include smoked fronts lights, haze lights, color-keyed bodyside moldings, front and back underbody spoilers, and also side rocker panels. The S car also features special suspension tuning that contains revalved shock absorbers as well as various springtime prices. Options for the S model include a rear spoiler and aluminum-alloy wheels. All Corollas have 15-inch tires, however those on the LE and S models are a little larger.


Five people fit inside the Corolla, with its towel upholstery as well as 60/40-split back seat. Freight quantity totals 13.6 cubic feet.

The new Corolla is better equipped than its predecessor. Standard tools in the CE design includes air conditioning with a clean-air filter, power mirrors, a tilt steering column, intermittent wipers, a tachometer, an outside temperature level scale and a CD stereo system. The LE adds power windows and door locks, color-keyed power mirrors, a woodlike facility instrument panel, remote keyless entrance and upright seat-height modification. A distinct fabric inside enters into the flashy S sedan, which includes a leather-wrapped wheel and also a shape sporting activity speedometer.

Under the Hood

A 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing (VVT-i) creates 130 hp. Either a five-speed-manual or a four-speed-automatic transmission can be set up. Some prior Corollas made use of a three-speed automatic, which is no more readily available.


Seat-mounted side-impact airbags and antilock brakes are optional. Daytime running lights are common on all versions. The dual-stage front air bags have an extra-low implementation degree for vehicle drivers that sit near the steering wheel.

Driving Impacts

Regardless of conventional styling and also comparatively high rates, the Corolla has long been one of the very best subcompacts on the market. It delivers an enjoyable mix of fuel economic climate, improvement as well as integrity. Although the 2003 form might not set too many hearts afire, the new model builds on Toyota's online reputation for quality. Toyota is targeting a younger team of customers. The Corolla seems to give a feeling of strength and also confidence that hides its portable dimension.

The Corolla's efficiency might not stir lots of emotions either, and also the added 5 hp does not send out the Corolla into a swifter organization. However the 2003 design is adequate for average driving. Acceleration is a trifle sluggish at startup, yet the automatic-transmission version swiftly gets the pace. Though the engine is a bit growly while accelerating, it quiets down nicely by the time it gets to highway rates.

The Corolla maneuvers nicely around and takes curves acceptably, yet handling isn't really rather as specific as that of some smaller sized cars. A smooth flight is still among the benefits. The pole positions have rather short bottoms, yet they fit and supportive. Toyota's case that front owners are further apart seems precise, as well as there is a higher experience of roominess. Backseat legroom isn't fairly as attractive as that in advance unless the front seats are pushed forward. The huge handwear cover box is a welcome attribute.