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CE Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,405 - $15,205
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26-28 City / 35-37 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 1.8L DOHC SFI 16-valve VVT-i 4-cyl engine
  • 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 bars
  • P185/65R15 all-season tires
  • Temporary spare tire
  • 15" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • Engine-speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front vented disc/rear drum brakes

Exterior Features

  • Black protective body-side moldings
  • Color-keyed door handles
  • Chrome grille surround
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps
  • Daytime running lights w/twilight sensor
  • Pwr mirrors
  • Intermittent windshield wipers

Interior Features

  • Cloth 4-way adjustable front bucket seats
  • Driver seat height adjuster
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat
  • Covered center console w/storage
  • Carpeted floor covering
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Anti-theft engine immobilizer
  • Instrumentation-inc: speedometer, LCD odometer, dual tripmeters, coolant temp gauge, fuel gauge, tachometer, outside temp gauge
  • Low-tire pressure warning system
  • HD rear window defogger
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (4) speakers
  • Defroster-linked air conditioning w/air filter
  • Digital clock
  • Dual 12V aux pwr outlets
  • Dual visor vanity mirrors
  • Dual front/rear cup holders
  • Trunk lamp

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags w/occupant sensor
  • Front ALR/ELR seatbelts-inc: pretensioners & force limiters
  • (3) 3-point rear ALR/ELR seatbelts
  • Child-protector rear door locks
  • Child restraint system lower anchors & top tether anchors (LATCH)
  • Daytime running lights w/twilight sensor
  • Trunk entrapment release
  • Side-impact door beams

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2008 Toyota Corolla Owner Reviews

319 Reviews
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My Toyota Corolla is the most reliable, cost efficient car I have ever owned

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

I am the original owner of this Corolla, so I have driven it for 11 years now and I have never had it in the shop for anything other than maintenance and a floor mat recall. The only repairs I had to have were to a window, to replace the glass, due to a break-in. This is the most trouble-free vehicle I have ever owned. I am still getting 27 miles to the gallon, mostly town/2-lane highway driving. I drive 12m highway and 6 miles In town, daily to work. I make monthly trips to the nearest city 100 miles away. The car rides comfortably and has good pick up when I need it for passing. The original factory installed tires handled great on wet roads. I replaced them with aftermarkets as necessary and will probably have to upgrade to a better tire to get the same great performance. The only complaint I have is road noise. It's not well insulated for highway driving so I may add some hush mount for a quieter drive. I'm short (5'3'), so I have plenty of legroom, but my 6'4' boyfriend and son aren't as comfortable. Getting in and out is easy enough, but legroom isn't optimum for them. The factory radio quit working after 8-9 years, but the car is still reliable. Maintenance is not unreasonable, every 5000 miles. Parts are not hard to get, and it's not costly to maintain or insure. That's why I bought it.

- Rosa D

Great car for commuting to and from work or school and an everyday driving car.

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

The car is perfect for commuting everyday, works beautifully on the freeway because it is quick enough to keep up with traffic and small enough to merge with ease. One problem that I come across with the car is that since it is such a light car you can tell when you have a car full of people or when you are trying to haul stuff in the trunk, it is not much of a problem, but when you go to accelerate it takes a little bit to get going, especially when there are people or when your trunk is full. So the main thing I take away from it is that it is great for getting to work and around the city, but if you are planning on moving things in your car just keep in mind that there is not much space on the inside and the trunk does not hold much, unless you are a good tetris player.

- Joshua C

Great, reliable car for those who want a cheap all-around vehicle.

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

I love this car. I have the stick shift model and possibly because of that it has amazing gas mileage, though I would bet it does even in the automatic model. I have had it for something like 3 or 4 years and haven't had to take it into the shop except for oil changes or after a fender bender. Currently mine has something like 130,000 miles on it and I expect to be driving it for another 100,000 miles. This past weekend I just took it camping and I fit two big coolers, equipment for three people, two Dutch ovens, enough firewood for three days, tents, tarps, etc. Along with three people and we were all comfortable. I never worry about traveling in my corolla.

- DJ B

Old, rusted, and busted but reliable. Good car for first time drivers/students.

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

My car is extremely worn out and has suffered various issues including the battery dying, tires needing to be replaced, engine problems, and rust. Furthermore the car has old model hand crank windows and does not lock by keys (you must lock/unlock doors by hand). I like the gas mileage and easy parking size of the car, despite the not aesthetic interior/exterior of the vehicle. The best features of the car, in my opinion, is the fast cool down/heat up air conditioning and the comfortable seating. It is a good car to get you to where you need to go, but certainly isn't classy or aesthetically pleasing.

- Harrison L

Great car, but audio features left to be desired

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

Very reliable car. It's been a part of our family for over 10 years now. The steering wheel has begun to peel from the heat and not being thoroughly protected, but otherwise quality and longevity of the features in this car are great. I have the model with basic features, and this model was created before the time of Bluetooth and mp3s and digital audio. There's a CD player, but so far the only way to play devices through the sound system is by replacing the stereo, or by using an FM radio adapter that connects to your headphone jack or via Bluetooth.

- Kim A

Great, dependable, and easy to drive vehicle!

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

The only issue I have with my car is the fact that it's older and has 220,000 on it and now it's having small mechanical issues but it's still running like a dream! I am so thankful for the great gas mileage, easy driving in town and on the highway. It's has also been a reliable and consistent vehicle for the past 12 years. I feel as though I've gotten my money's worth and then some! I would definitely purchase another Corolla if my family hasn't outgrown its space limits.

- May L

Great mileage and can never go wrong buying Toyota.

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

I love the mileage I get on my vehicle. It's the right size for me because most of the time I drive alone. But when I have passengers they tell me it's very comfortable. The one thing I love the most is that it's a Toyota my family mostly will buy Toyota brand because of its resale value. It's also a very dependable car has many great reviews online. It looks very modern and I love the dark gray upholstery over all I would buy Toyota for my next vehicle.

- Cristina D

WOW this is what you need to know!

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

Love it. If I take care of the maintenance the car is a dream. It is a sure piece of transportation and has served me very reliably. I am fairly certain that I will purchase my next vehicle from Toyota. I find that upkeep cost is very reasonable and long lasting. This was my first import and has shown me that Toyota is quality! I tell all to make sure to take a Toyota out for a test drive.

- Susan J

Reliable, dependable, and long lasting.

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

Reliable, bought the car with 45 thousand miles, up to 92 thousand and there's no difference. Simply Oil Change, and new tires since I've had it. Fits 4 adults comfortably, 5 might push it. Good trunk space for helping friends move. Only minor issue is there is a leak sometimes in the back seat, which I understand comes in some corollas. Great car would recommend

- Kieran M

2008 Toyota Corolla - Great compact car

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

Very reliable and great on gas mileage. The seats are super comfortable. Overall, the vehicle is surprisingly roomy for a compact car. The trunk has plenty of space and fits plenty of groceries! The best feature, I feel, is the high gas mileage. We get about 35 miles per gallon. I drive back get an hour to work every day and it only costs me about $8 round trip.

- Emily J

The Corolla is a reliable and reasonably priced car.

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

Just things like the brakes and tires. I really don't expect or tolerate cars that require repairs. It's a little noisier than I'd like. The Camry is a quieter car but cost more. Like most cars now there's a lot of plastic. I really dislike having plastic under the engine. It's too susceptible to damage.

- Bob V

Toyota Corolla Review and Summary

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

This is a great car. I have over 200,000 miles on it and I have only had a couple major maintenance repairs. I have only had to change the alternator, battery, and a couple spark plugs. It is very comfortable, and has good vision on the road. It has Bluetooth a good stock radio and is smooth to drive.

- Holden H

Nothing special for me needed a car.

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

Reliability rates at a 5 out of 10. . Performance the same. Problems are sensors for lights, they come on automatically when I turn car on and stay on as long as car is running even if I try to turn them off. Space inside of car is not enough leg room for front and back seat passengers at same time.

- Linda M

Great car that will last you forever

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

Not fancy by any means, but my car is reliable, and gets good gas mileage. Seems to last forever as long as you take proper care of it. Great car for a college student. This car is cheap and does not give me any problems. Most I have ever had to do was get some new tires and the regular oil change

- Sierra H

Red 2008 Toyota corolla sedan.

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

It has almost 100,000 miles on it and is a very smooth ride. Never seriously broken down either. I really only have to get new brakes and tires at inspections. It has a decent sized tank of gas as well, and decent acceleration. All in all I am very satisfied with the car.

- Isaac C

The best mix of reliability and functionality

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

The Toyota corolla is a great vehicle for those that want a good mix of functionality and quality. The price is very reasonable for the quality. The trunk space is large enough to carry many things and the rear seats have enough leg room for adults. Overall, a great car.

- Rachel W

Love n My Toyota Corolla!!

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

I bought my Toyota Corolla new. I have not had any problems whatsoever with it. I have driven it back and forth from Florida to Texas and Texas to North Carolina. Other than everyday maintenance this car just keeps going. I only have 85000 miles on it at this time.

- Kathy M

Reliable car, easy to maintain.

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

Smooth drive, reliable, feels lightweight when there's not a lot of gas in it. Good gas mileage. Have had a few problems with the engine running consistently--problems with the spark plugs, etc. But easily fixed. Wish it had a backup camera and the aux port is broken.

- Audrey W

a decade car I can depend on

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

my Toyota corolla 2008 ce, has no problem good performance, less fuel consumption, reliable in the road and very comfortable spacious interior, excellent fuel, economy, good interior quality, illustrious reliability record. Fuel efficiency decades of good reliability

- Maria P

Best car to own. Low maintenance and good gas mileage

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

It's the best car ever. I absolutely adore my car. Its trustworthy and reliable. It is gas efficient and has great gas mileage. I will never get a different make or model. I never have any issues. It's small but it does its job. I highly recommend buying this car

- Caroline H

Most Dependable Car like a timex, takes a licking and keeps on ticking.

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

I have had no real problems, other than Routine Maintenance: Brakes, Battery, Alternator, Bulbs in headlights/tail lights. I have had this car since June 2014, used, I drive 100-150 a day 6 days a week. It is Very Dependable. I will get another one, when needed.

- Cindy O

Very reliable, good dependable car

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

My car is very reliable I have plenty of leg room very spacious so I would consider it to be comfortable. I have automatic doors and windows a CD radio. The air conditioning works good and so does the heating system I haven't had any problems so far so good

- Cindy W

Great car to have for long road trips.

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

The Toyota Corolla is a very reliable vehicle. I have driven it across the country 3 times with no issues. I love the size of the vehicle. The car is extremely roomy for being a sedan. The trunk is also very spacious to hold plenty things for road trips.

- Sonia B

Corolla: always reliable, always dependable.

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

- Ryan D

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