Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
Toyota Corolla has never failed its owners. Those who sell it would be doing it for other reasons rather than the reliability issue.
The reason for this is quite simple: all Toyota products are solid and a pleasure to drive. Where the previous Corolla competed in a market for small size family sedans, and even classified as a budget car, the latest Corolla is a better contender in the segment for luxury family sedans.
With its larger diameters and Lexus-design style influence everywhere in and outside the car, it can be accepted that this Corolla will be as popular as ever.
Our used test car for this week is a low-mileage 2007 model Toyota Corolla 1.8 Advance manual from McCarthy Toyota Centurion.
The car has a mere 8000km on the clock and is absolutely spotless. The new generation Corolla is one of the best-looking vehicles in its class, and you can clearly see the Lexus influence when looking at the front bumper, tail-lights and side profile.
Power steering, electric windows, side mirrors, aircon, front-loading CD/MP3-player and adjustable steering column are just a few of the standard luxury features of this car. On the safety side, one gets ABS-brakes and dual front airbags.
The four-cylinder, 1,8-litre petrol engine delivers a healthy 100 kW of power and 175 Nm of torque. The power gets transferred to the front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission.