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2018 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport (Hybrid) review

I write from the perspective of an Uber driver. I have been driving a 2016 Corolla Hybrid for the past year, and decided to take a look at the new 2019 model that was launched last week. I was able to take the car for a short test drive around the Gosford area north of Sydney. The test drive included some regular city streets as well as a freeway section...

2006 Toyota Corolla Ascent Seca review

In the last six months, my wife and I traded our 11-year-old white automatic ex-rental Toyota Corolla Ascent and upgraded to a much nicer (and car enthusiast aligned) manual Mazda 3 SP25 GT sedan in Soul Red. Obviously, loving the new car and will write a review once I have done 5000km on the clock, but today's review is all about the trusty old Corolla...

1993 Toyota Corolla RV Seca review

I suspect that, from the earliest of times, we’ve always viewed the past as being far better than it actually was. Speaking for myself, I’ve found the older I get, the faster, stronger and better behaved I was when I was young. In researching this, I came across this quote about 'modern youths': “The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise...

2001 Toyota Corolla Conquest Seca review

I have a 2001 Toyota Corolla and have owned it 17 years now. I have never had one single problem with it. I bought this car because of Toyota’s reliable reputation, it was a very nice-looking car back in 2001, and due to its compact size. I had owned a couple of Toyotas in the past and knew that they were good and reliable cars...

2003 Toyota Corolla Sportivo review

Having been a die-hard Toyota LandCruiser owner for many years, driving an exciting performance car seemed like a distant memory, a memory that included Falcon GTs, Valiant Pacers et cetera. To say that I was astonished after driving a Corolla Sportivo VVTL-i for the first time would only be half of the description...

2005 Toyota Corolla Sportivo review

I am the proud owner of a 2005 Toyota Corolla Sportivo. I fell in love with this car after my uncle and aunt bought one new from the factory. At the time I was driving another car (a 1975 Toyota Celica) which is also an awesome car in its own rights. Whilst most Sportivos are not the most sporty of cars (when compared to Ford Focus, WRX or Astra Turbo, that is), they have lots of potential...

2005 Toyota Corolla Sportivo review

The facelifted 2005 Corolla Sportivo was the final hurrah of not only the Sportivo badge in the Corolla range, but also the 2ZZ-GE engine in the Australian market. I bought the Corolla not long after driving a friend's pre-facelift model where my interest began in these little pocket rockets...

2004 Toyota Corolla Ascent Review

Corollas are not fun cars. Gone are the days of the free-revving twin cam SX Seca and Sportivo. The average buyer are either fleet companies or the elderly. So why did I buy a Corolla wagon? I'm not a fleet company, I'm not elderly and I'm not one of those Tradie's who loads little wagons to the bump stops...

2015 Toyota Corolla Rz Review

Most journalism these days comes from enthusiasm about performance rather than an independent view of the overall car itself. Most reviews comparing a Corolla to other brands, the Corolla never wins, but guess which sells the most? It's the Corolla and there is a bloody good reason why...

2006 Toyota Corolla Ascent Review

"Can I see over the dashboard?"....This was one of the key selection criteria when my wife went looking for a used car eight years ago. While the little Mazdas turned her head and other cars were worth consideration, it was the 2006 Corolla Ascent that won out....especially on the key criterion. Good vision front and side for either a vertically challenged driver or a fairly tall driver...

2010 Toyota Corolla Conquest Review

This was my first Toyota of any type and I was curious when I purchased it to find out what the attraction was. I was aware of their reputation and how popular they were but what would my ownership experience be like? After five years I can say that what is does well is that it does nothing badly. BUT I never formed a 'bond' with the car nor did it make me want to buy another one...