Toyota Corolla Engine Gives A Smooth Drive

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1977 Toyota Corola 30 Hardtop Coupe
1977 Toyota Corola 30 Hardtop Coupe
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Toyota Corolla Engine Gives A Smooth Drive

The latest Toyota Corolla was given the charge of taking on Volkswagen and to help its cause it was given a new European look. This look was further refined in 2004, not that it wasn't dependable. The facelift was done to make it an exciting car and give it a badge appeal. The best Toyota Corolla diesel engine is the T Sport Compressor which has 215bhp to 190bhp. This makes the Corolla a smooth performer along with good handling and a brilliant exhaust note. Usually the most common engines are the economical 1.4 and 1.6 litre petrol engines. Toyota Corolla has safe and predictable handling with precise steering and quite an efficient gearchange.

Suspension can cope with twisty roads as well as bumps and potholes on A and B-roads. It travels effortlessly on the motorway, the Corolla is exciting and fun to drive when you're in the mood, hassle free when you're not. T Sport Compressor does a brilliant job of getting its extra power to the front wheels without the disruptiveness you sometimes get in 200bhp-plus front-wheel drive cars. There is loads of room for four adults and seats are comfortable for long journeys. The seats can be adjusted any way you desire. It's roomy at the back too with rear passengers getting plenty of leg and headroom. Wind, road and engine noise are low on the 1.4 and 1.6 however, the 2.0 litre Toyota Corolla diesel engine is noisier than many of its competitors.

The boot is spacious and decent size for its class and is definitely made to carry the weekly bags of shopping. The boots is user friendly with lots of cubby holes around the cabin. The supermarket parking is made easy in this car as the speed sensitive steering is very easy to use. Toyota Corolla has been given four stars by the experts at Euro NCAP crash test rating but that shouldn't be the reason you don't buy it. It has side airbags, ABS, five three point rear seat belts and ISOFIX child seat anchor points, all as standard. There is no alarm but you get a immobiliser, remote central double locking, unique fit stereo, security etching and marked parts for added security.

Toyota has also improved its drive brilliantly with this Corolla. It's attractive and good to drive as a Ford Focus, even though its handling is not involving. Comfort and Calm are superb in all conditions. The Toyota Corolla engine range has three diesel and three petrol choices. Toyota has always been a very reliable car and its reputation is based on longevity. There have been no serious reported problems regarding the Corolla. It is a worldwide best seller thanks to a high quality interior and comfortable ride. Toyota's reliability is also evident from its four star Euro NCAP rating which make it very safe. They have decent boot space too. It has various trims, but T3 is the one to go for. It features climate control, alloy wheels and rear electric windows.

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