beauty a good buy

2007 Toyota Corolla 160i

2007 Toyota Corolla 160i

Price: From R129900

Mileage: from 50000km

Colour: Various colours

Motor plan: Optional extra

Dealer: Fritz from Auto Pedigree Meadowdale on 011-454-3556

This previous generation Toyota Corolla is still a very good buy.

There are so many things that make the Corolla such a big favourite with South Africans; the chief one being that this car offers exceptional value for money.

Wherever Corollas are ideally priced, everyone needs to know about it.

And, as you know by now, Auto Pedigree can almost be called the "specialists" in used Toyotas.

Their test car for this week comes in the form of a 2007 Toyota Corolla 160i.

What we like most about Auto Pedigree cars is that they are solid bargains that you know won't let you down and that you will always be able to get the standard equipment for, and at a good price.

What is even better is that the design of the Corolla will see it stay in fashion for quite some time still.

The Corolla 160is are better priced than many cars that are smaller - which makes it the perfect car for a young family.

Apart from our test car being so well priced, it has only done a mere 50000km, which makes this beauty as good as new.

The overall smart condition of the test model also bears out the low mileage.

It's a car with "practical" written all over it.

When it comes to passengers and driver, the cabin has plenty of space and legroom for rear passengers is more than adequate.

And the ample boot capacity means there won't be any problem fitting in sizable luggage - and you will still be able to run up the hills with ease.

The four-cylinder 1,6-litre engine delivers a fair 81kW and 147Nm and is mated to a smooth five-speed gearbox delivering power to the front wheels.

There is also enough power for overtaking and to cruise at freeway speeds, without the need to constantly change gears just to keep up with traffic.

As an everyday car to go to work or get the kids from school or whatever the case may be, the Corolla is ideal.

Our test model comes equipped with radio, aircon, electric windows and power steering.

When buying a Corolla it comes with peace of mind - knowing there will be no hassles when it comes to services and knowing that a Toyota giving problems is as rare as a chicken born with teeth.