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2003 Toyota Corolla

2003 Toyota Corolla
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The 2003 Toyota Corolla is one of the most successful sedans in North America. Since its inception it has been establishing a reputation for Toyota for reliability, quality and performance without sacrificing value or comfort. Good for young, old, and middle-aged people alike, the Corolla is a winning combination.

Available Models
The 2003 Toyota Corolla comes CE, S and LE models. The rising trim levels build on a high base level of standard interior amenities but the engine and chassis remains consistent throughout the selection.

Interior Features
The 2003 Toyota Corolla Base CE has air conditioning, AM/FM/CD player, cloth upholstery, front bucket seats, power mirrors and steering, split-folding rear seat, variable intermittent wipers, rear defogger, remote fuel door and trunk release, and tilt steering. An upgrade to the S adds features like a white silhouette sport speedometer, leather-wrapped steering wheel, height-adjustable driver's seat and map lights. The luxury oriented LE edition has power windows and remote keyless entry.

Options packages add carefully conceived and comprehensive selections of add-ons. For example, the Leather package has leather-upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and cruise control, which can also be added as a stand-alone optional extra. Other packages include the All Weather Guard package, the Sport Plus package and more. A power sunroof is also available.

Exterior Features
The exterior of the Corolla has had major changes for 2003 with a longer wheelbase, greater height and width and a longer passenger cabin. The sporty S model has a "factory custom" exterior styling featuring smoked headlight lens-extenders, integrated fog lamps and an aerodynamic body package with colour-keyed front and rear underbody spoilers, rocker panel extensions and rear mudguards.

All three Corolla models come with 15-inch wheels, fitted with 185/65R15 tires on the CE model. The S and LE grades step up to 195/65R15 that can ornament optional alloy wheels; available for both.

A double overhead-cam 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine produces 130 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 125 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,200 rpm. Toyota's advanced Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) optimizes power delivery throughout the engine's range, giving the Corolla punchy and reliable acceleration that makes for comfortable highway passing and merging. The standard five-speed manual transmission Corolla can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 9.0 seconds.

The 2003 Toyota Corolla fuel economy rating is first-rate with 32 city/40 highway mpg on the manual transmission platform, or 29/38 on the optional electronically controlled four-speed automatic.

Safety and Security
All Corolla models come with dual-stage deployment front SRS airbags, pretensioners and force limiters for the front seatbelts and side-impact door beams. A family-oriented auto, the rear seat is equipped with LATCH anchors for two child safety seats.

Optional safety equipment can add significant value with front seat side-impact SRS airbags and an anti-lock brake system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).

2003 Toyota Corolla Highlights

For 2003, the Corolla is available in three grades, including a significantly upgraded CE, the sporty S model with exclusive aerodynamic body enhancements and the upscale LE. The CE grade is hardly a "base" model, coming standard with many features that were previously optional or included in upgrade models.
Compared to the previous-generation Corolla, the ninth-generation model has a longer wheelbase, greater height and width and a longer passenger cabin.
Inside, passengers enjoy more room than ever before in a Corolla. With 90.3 cu. ft. of passenger space, the Corolla is rated as a compact car, not a sub-compact. Higher sitting positions make it easier to enter and exit the car and provide more commanding all-around visibility.
Standard equipment includes air conditioning with an air filter, an AM/FM/CD sound system with four speakers, power mirrors, tilt steering wheel, intermittent wipers, a tachometer, digital clock, a trunk lamp and a dome light with delay. The Corolla even comes with a standard digital outside temperature gauge, a "surprise and delight" type feature more commonly seen on cars costing far more.

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Fast Stats
MSRP from
1.8L 4-Cylinder
130 @ 6,000
4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
4-spd : 29 / 38
5-spd.: 32 / 40

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