2003 toyota Corolla

Few autos have a heritage as long as Toyota's prominent compact. The Corolla has gotten on the United States market considering that 1966. More than 25 million devices have been offered in 142 countries, and that makes the Corolla the very popular automobile of all time. Toyota suppliers sold 245,023 eighth-generation Corollas in the USA during 2001, inning accordance with Automotive News. It has been Toyota's second-best vendor behind only the midsize Camry - 2003 Toyota Corolla.

Toyota's manufacturing objective for the revamped 2003 version is a little bit much more modest: 230,000 units. Changes for the preferred, front-wheel-drive sedan's future generation are moderate but purposeful. Engine result has enhanced by 5 horse power, and also a brand-new, low-restriction catalytic converter is used in the exhaust system. The automobile is also a little larger than previously. A new automatic transmission boasts fewer components and also decreased rubbing, which guarantees less than a 1-mpg fuel-economy penalty when compared with the manual-transmission model. Guiding is claimed to be much more receptive and linear, as well as stopping is extra exact. A higher hip factor is supposed to alleviate entrance into the vehicle, and the front seats have been relocated further apart.

3 versions of the Corolla are available: the value-priced CE, the high end LE as well as the stylish S edition. Targeting a more youthful age than in the past-- 25- to 34-year-olds as opposed to 35- to 44-year-olds-- the 2003 Corolla establishes a "a lot more psychological link with a much more varied" audience, states John Kramer, Toyota's company supervisor for suppliers as well as public business. Corollas are produced in The golden state and Canada and went on sale in February 2002 as very early 2003 versions. Chevrolet used to use a near-twin of the Corolla called the Prizm, however that was dropped after the 2002 version year.


2003 Toyota Corolla


Exterior

Styling modifications for the 2003 model are less than significant, despite boosted dimensions. The Corolla trips a 102.4-inch wheelbase and also measures 178.3 inches long generally-- some 5 inches longer than the prior generation. Each version is 66.9 inches vast and also no greater than 57.5 inches high. Five-bolt wheels are brand-new for UNITED STATE versions.

Special layout touches for the sporty S sedan consist of smoked fronts lights, fog lights, color-keyed bodyside moldings, front and also back underbody looters, as well as side rocker panels. The S sedan also features unique suspension adjusting that includes revalved shock absorbers as well as different springtime prices. Options for the S design consist of a back looter and aluminum-alloy wheels. All Corollas have 15-inch tires, however those on the LE as well as S designs are slightly bigger.

Inside

Five people fit inside the Corolla, with its cloth furniture and 60/40-split rear seat. Freight quantity totals 13.6 cubic feet.

The new Corolla is much better equipped compared to its predecessor. Standard equipment in the CE version consists of air conditioning with a clean-air filter, power mirrors, a tilt guiding column, recurring wipers, a tachometer, an outdoors temperature level gauge and also a CD stereo system. The LE includes power doors and windows locks, color-keyed power mirrors, a woodlike facility cockpit console, remote keyless entry as well as upright seat-height change. A distinct cloth inside enters into the flashy S sedan, which includes a leather-wrapped wheel as well as a shape sporting activity speedometer.

Under the Hood

A 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing (VVT-i) generates 130 hp. Either a five-speed-manual or a four-speed-automatic transmission can be mounted. Some previous Corollas used a three-speed automatic, which is no longer offered.

Safety

Seat-mounted side-impact air bags as well as anti-skid brakes are optional. Daytime running lights are common on all versions. The dual-stage front air bags have an extra-low release level for vehicle drivers who sit close to the guiding wheel.

Driving Impacts

In spite of conservative designing and also comparatively high prices, the Corolla has long been just one of the best subcompacts on the marketplace. It delivers an enjoyable blend of fuel economic climate, refinement as well as reliability. Although the 2003 shape might not set way too many hearts afire, the new model builds on Toyota's track record for excellence. Toyota is targeting a more youthful team of buyers. The Corolla seems to pass on a sensation of strength and self-confidence that hides its compact size.

The Corolla's performance might not stir many feelings either, and also the added 5 hp doesn't send out the Corolla right into a swifter league. However the 2003 model is adequate for regular driving. Velocity is a trifle slow at start-up, however the automatic-transmission design swiftly picks up the rate. Though the engine is a tad growly while accelerating, it quiets down well by the time it reaches highway speeds.

The Corolla maneuvers nicely in the area and takes contours acceptably, yet handling isn't fairly as specific as that of some smaller vehicles. A smooth flight is still among the benefits. The front seats have rather short bottoms, but they fit and supportive. Toyota's claim that front occupants are farther apart appears to be accurate, and there is a greater experience of roominess. Rear seat legroom isn't fairly as enticing as that in advance unless the front seats are pushed forward. The huge handwear cover box is a welcome function.

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