Toyota Corolla 2004
Last year's redesign of the front-wheel-drive sedan was moderate however meaningful. Engine output enhanced by 5 horsepower, and also a new, low-restriction catalytic converter entered into the exhaust system. The automobile expanded a little. Its guiding was claimed to be a lot more responsive and straight, and its braking a lot more exact. A higher hip point was expected to reduce entry right into the automobile, as well as the front seats moved further apart.
Apart from one new shade, absolutely nothing has changed for 2004. Three versions are readily available: the value-priced CE, upscale LE and also flashy S edition. Corollas are produced in California and Canada.
The styling modifications for 2003 were less than dramatic, despite the car's raised measurements. The Corolla rides a 102.4-inch wheelbase as well as steps 178.3 inches long generally.
Special layout touches for the flashy S variation include smoked fronts lights, fog lamps, color-keyed bodyside moldings, front and also back underbody spoilers, and side rocker panels. The S car also showcases unique suspension adjusting. Choices for the S version include a back looter and aluminum-alloy wheels. All Corollas have 15-inch tires, yet those on the LE as well as S designs are a little larger.
5 individuals fit inside the Corolla, which showcases fabric furniture and also a 60/40-split rear seat. Cargo volume totals 13.6 cubic feet.
Common tools in the CE version consists of a/c with a clean-air filter, power mirrors, a tilt guiding column, intermittent wipers, a tachometer, an outside temperature level gauge as well as a CD stereo. The LE includes power windows and locks, color-keyed power mirrors, a woodlike center instrument panel, remote keyless entry and upright motorist's seat height modification. An unique towel inside goes into the sporty S sedan, which includes a leather-wrapped steering wheel as well as a shape sport speedometer.
Under the Hood
A 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with variable shutoff timing (VVT-i) produces 130 hp. Either a four-speed-automatic or five-speed-manual transmission can be mounted.
Seat-mounted side-impact airbags and also anti-skid brakes are optional. Daytime running lights are common. Dual-stage front airbags have an extra-low release level for motorists that rest near the guiding wheel.
In spite of its traditional designing as well as fairly high costs, the Corolla has actually long been one of the very best compacts on the marketplace. It supplies a satisfying blend of gas economic situation, improvement and also dependability. The Corolla conveys a feeling of solidity and self-confidence that hides its dimension.
The Corolla's performance could not mix many feelings, yet the 2004 car suffices for common driving. Acceleration is a trifle sluggish at startup, yet the automatic-transmission version quickly picks up the rate. The engine is a little growly while speeding up, yet it quiets down perfectly at freeway speeds.
Although the Corolla maneuvers nicely around as well as takes contours acceptably, its handling isn't rather as exact as that of some smaller sized autos. A smooth ride is still among the advantages. The pole positions have somewhat short bases, yet they are comfortable and also supportive. Rear seat legroom isn't rather as attractive.