$13,570 - $14,370
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CE Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,570 - $14,370
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
29-32 City / 38-40 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 1.8L twin-cam EFI 16-valve 4-cyl engine w/VVT-i variable valve timing
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson strut front/torsion beam rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bar
  • P185/65R15 all-season SBR BSW tires
  • Temporary spare tire
  • 15" steel wheels
  • Full wheel covers
  • Variable pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front vented disc/rear drum brakes
  • 13.2 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Black protective body-side moldings
  • Color-keyed door handles
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps
  • Daytime running lights
  • Pwr outside mirrors
  • Intermittent windshield wipers

Interior Features

  • 4-way adjustable front seats
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat
  • Fabric-trimmed interior
  • Center console w/storage
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Instrumentation-inc: speedometer, LCD odometer, dual tripmeters, temp/fuel gauges, tachometer, outside temp gauge
  • Remote releases-inc: fuel-filler door, hood, trunk w/cancel feature
  • Defroster-linked CFC-free air conditioning w/air filter
  • HD rear window defogger
  • ETR AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (4) speakers
  • Digital clock
  • Dual aux pwr outlets
  • Dual front/rear cup holders
  • Trunk lamp

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger airbags Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
  • 3-point front shoulder belts w/pretensioners, adjustable anchors
  • 3-point rear shoulder belts
  • Child-protector rear door locks
  • Daytime running lights
  • Soft energy-absorbing upper interior trim
  • Side-impact door beams

Options & Packages

2003 Toyota Corolla Owner Reviews

302 Reviews
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Ready and Reliable Toyota Corolla

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

My car is 16 years old, but it still runs great. It's very easy to drive and very reliable. However, the check engine light does come on and will stay on. Since it is a 2003 car, there is no Bluetooth feature and only the radio and a CD player. The speakers still work great. It also does not have automatic windows, but instead, you have to crank the windows open and close. The air conditioner is currently out, but is in the process of being fixed. My car does provide exactly what I need and is okay to drive far distances. It runs very well on gas. It can easily pass inspection pretty well. Due to two deer accidents, the hood of the car is different from the rest of the vehicle. It has some dents, but could be fixed. It is just normal wear and tear. It still has life left in it, but very shortly, it will be time to shop for a newer vehicle.

- Virginia B

Corolla Rolling Right Along

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

Crank windows are a bit tedious but mostly only in a drive thru and when someone needs to speak with you. No power seats in mine either so can be a bit of a hassle when on a trip and realizing you need more or less room. Otherwise love this car. No mechanical issues and runs like a champ since I have regular checkups and changes done when needed/necessary. The back seat folds down and gives plenty of room for bigger cargo like chairs or even small dressers/tables. Fantastic gas mileage and purrs along on long road trips. I'm taking it as far as it will go with me in life. She's a keeper for certain

- Emily L

Review of 2003 Toyota Corolla

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

The 2003 Toyota Corolla is a good car; it's sturdy and comfortable, as well as efficient on gas usage. This car has lasted my family over a decade and we've never had problems with it. There are a few minor inconveniences with the car, such as the lack of cup holders and the windows you have to roll down manually. The car has no flaws in functionality, however. It is automatic and responsive, making it incredibly safe and easy to drive.

- Sam H

The corolla: the car that keeps on ticking.

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

This car runs very well. It has over 300,000 miles on it and it keeps on running. It has had no major repair done. It is just needed some wear and tear repair done. It also gets great gas mileage, around 25 miles/gallon in the city. Safety features on it are also top notch. I had an accident once and the frame structure kept from any major damage to my engine being done.

- Natalie T

Toyota Corolla 2003 is a very good car!!

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

The Toyota Corolla 2003 has amazing acceleration and the seats are very comfortable. It has a very sleek look and the interior is small but cozy. It can fit up to four or five people. The seats are very comfortable. The interior is made mostly of leather expect for the seats which are made out of fabric. The engine runs amazingly well and it is a very safe car to be in.

- Lisa W

Small but mighty vehicle for leisure and business Best in class

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

The Toyota Corolla 2003 has a sharp sleek look and cones in various colors and great trims A 4 door sedan that looks sporty but not too much so. Has a great mpg score somewhat less than a hybrid vehicle That performance is enhanced by the fact that it runs smoothly on different gas types This is also comparable inexpensive with 18000 dollars for new vehicles

- Teresa H

My old 2003 Toyota corolla is still running smoothly.

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

My vehicle drives well. Currently, I have 165,000 miles on my vehicle. The brakes are my only difficulty but that may be due to a wheel imbalance. Otherwise, I've only gotten oil changes for my car and maintain the correct levels. The exterior of my car doesn't look great. The front paint is peeling. There's dents on the top of the car.

- Joseph V

The Most efficient vehicle

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

The Toyota corolla holds gas well. Just a good and simple car that gets the job done. Doesn't cost much to fill up the tank as well. The car can last in good shape for years. It will run for years. No major issues honestly. The braking system could be better right now, but this car has been whipped around for over 10 years now.

- Justice D

03 Corolla from a personal perspective.

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

Acceleration a bit slow, very reliable, good on gas, front seats more comfortable if you're less than 6 feet tall, never really had to sit in the back but it wasn't bad when I tried it for a short distance. AC works well if well maintained, engine a bit noisy but manageable. The sound system is wonderful for a 16 year old car.

- Ola L

Toyota, the car that keeps on ticking

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

My car was only a few months old when I bought it from a car rental place. I have had it for 16 years. This is obvious wear/tear from that many years but it still runs pretty well with no major problems. We are just now starting to think about getting a new car but we could easily keep driving this one for years to come.

- Yvonne M

Purchase for a life. Great for the middle class.

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

Not many problems except basics like starter battery tires. Have driven this car for 7 years and have not had any major problems. I bought this vehicle for 6000 as a basic sedan for work and school. Has more than been worth the money. Car has Manual windows CD player great ac and heat. Is great on gas mileage also.

- Sean G

Great, dependable car. No major repairs.. Gets me to work everyday.

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

Dependable, reliable, low maintenance, no major repairs, easy ride. Would recommend. Like the body type. Good on gas. Not that comfortable for long drives. Car is over 10 years old and still gets me to work every day. Does not have a lot of features, as long as the ac works. The radio and speakers are poor.

- Debra Z

It's old but great quality.

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

No automatic window, great performance, the air conditioning is not that good.. Working fine. Not automatic door close but it drive really good..I really like it even its old still working fantastic. It's very comfortable and less gas. It drives fast and has a great sounds. It's a really nice car.

- Gee G

Reliable and trustworthy car

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

My car is incredibly reliable. It's been going for over a decade and has had minimum problems. It's dependable and has never once broken down on me. It doesn't have an aux cord plug in because it is older, which is my only real complaint about it. All in all, a Toyota Corolla is a really good car.

- Mackenzie M

The fact that its missing two buckles in the back seat.

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

Still runs pretty good, not as a smooth as a drive now, old but still good, has some problems with the exhaust but only when the ac is on, some windows are wearing down, some don't go down, missing two buckles in the back seat, radio still works pretty good, lights on the gear shift don't work.

- Meredith R

Sweet Corolla with alotta life!

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

Very comfortable, very reliable, performs when expected and 2nd owner. The Toyota Corolla has a lot of perks. It has cold AC, great heater, clock, stereo with CD player with terrific speakers, also has thermometer to tell you how hot it is outside. Body is still in great condition, too!

- Debra C

Over 270k miles and still a beast.

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

I love my little car. I have had it for almost 9 years myself, previously owned. It has over 270k miles on it and its 16 years old... Its a tank. It is held up so well over the years that I have only ever had to do general maintenance to it I.E. Oil change, new battery, new tires etc.

- Jessica H

Toyota Corolla is a dependable car.

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

I haven't had any problems with the car. The Corona is a very reliable car and has over 200,000 miles on it. The interior is way to small. The handling should be better for a smaller car. And the gas mileage isn't as good as it should be. Other than that, I'm satisfied with the car.

- Tom D

It's a smooth ride from the grocery store to a road trip.

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

My Toyota is amazing for the age. It runs great, like it's still new. The electric window arms did give out after 10 years. It's comfortable it sits 5 people. As long as you keep up the maintenance it runs well. The size of the trunk is great. It fits in small or compact parking.

- Claudia R

Looking for an Economic car? Toyota corolla it's your deal.

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

I'm really happy with my car. It's not brand new but it's all I need. I make more than 5 travel on my Toyota around all USA, totally more than 70 hours. And still been an amazing car, driving well, no bad sound. I'm just in love with my car and I'm not going to sell never.

- Grace Co T

2003 maroon Toyota Corolla

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

Car is dependable with great gas mileage. The steering and seating is comfortable with lots of trunk space. With it being an older vehicle it lacks the interior technological such as an auxiliary cord input. And the windshield wipers don't come in good speeds.

- Ba W

My car is Toyota, Corolla, strong and very reliable. I love my car.

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

Very strong and reliable. It can make you want to drive all day. I love my car and will always go for Toyota Corolla as my best car always. The trunk has enough space to take my luggages. If it has problems, you can still manage it till you get help.

- Stella K

2003 Toyota Corolla: Cost and maintenance friendly!

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

This vehicle is very reliable, has over 200,000 miles on it and runs very good. Awesome on gas mileage so great for long commutes. I hate that there is no cruise control and it is a little small. I would not recommend as a family car due to limited space.

- Brittany P

My Toyota Corolla is the BEST.

2003 Toyota Corolla CE

I've had my car for 2 years. I am the second owner of my Toyota. I have had an oxygen sensor go bad on it. Otherwise it's the greatest car I have ever had. It rides smooth and comfortable. It always starts the first time and the gas mileage is amazing!!

- Nicole M

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