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“This Toyota is my first car and my first love, a great...”

Written on: 09/09/2008 by phillyctr (2 reviews written)

This Toyota is my first car and my first love, a great intro to fast cars, high revving 16 valve engine gave plenty performance and ultra reliable, reasonable running costs, and standard suspension the car would not go round bends very well at all, had a quite a few scary moments due to body roll which in turned to fishtailing. A decent setup would cure this though. A future classic and will always hold a place in my heart, if you come across a good one, snap it up… Read Full Review

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“The Toyota Corolla still looks well cool, considering...”

Written on: 25/08/2008 by andymike1 (1 review written)

The Toyota Corolla still looks well cool, considering its age. Never dissapoints and always puts a smile on your face. Come on 8000 rpm fun for under a grand, and the interiors are just top notch and easy to work on yourself, even someone with the most bassic knowlege… Read Full Review

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“Overall its not a bad car but i would rather have golf...”

Written on: 09/07/2008

Overall its not a bad car but i would rather have golf gti mk2 or mk1 over the corolla gti as they are much more solid and engines are bullet proof unlike the corolla gti. Were the best back in the days but not now - too many rust boxes around… Read Full Review

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“The Toyota Corolla GTi-16 is my fav car out of 4...”

Written on: 24/04/2008 by G71 man (1 review written)

The Toyota Corolla GTi-16 is my fav car out of 4 different Gti's i have had like the 306 gti-6 the 106 gti the mk1 golf and m2 golf both being gti's my corolla just beats them in every way… Read Full Review

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“Very fast (wheel spins in third), surprisingly...”

Written on: 21/02/2008 by corolla 4age (1 review written)

Very fast (wheel spins in third), surprisingly practical, legendary engine and also high revving and is solid and reliable, surprisingly comfortable, packed full of gadgets for its age (electric mirrors, windows, sunroof etc) and I just love the sharp clutch and fast shifting gearbox. I recommend one now to anyone except for a first time driver as they would be flying through hedges and fields and also boy racers ruin them with Lexus lights and rubbish like that. I recommend this car to… Read Full Review

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“Excellent car to drive, if you can get a tidy one....”

Written on: 06/02/2008

Excellent car to drive, if you can get a tidy one. Very under estimated. will always love the Toyota Corolla. Engine is indestructable! Excellent road holding, long gear ratio's, all the gadgets considering the year!… Read Full Review

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“White Toyota Corolla Gti-16's for some reason look...”

Written on: 12/01/2007 by dal4agze (1 review written)

White Toyota Corolla Gti-16's for some reason look better as the spoiler and shape of the car looks sharper… Read Full Review

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“hullo there I have only had my corolla gti for 3...”

Written on: 14/01/2003 by G. (1 review written)

hullo there I have only had my corolla gti for 3 months now but wot a car, I luv it. It's been lowered 50 mm on 15 inch team dynamics, handles like a go-cart, had rub strips on doors smoothed front an back bumper smoothed next is the tailgate, oh yes an a guy fitted a one off splitter for me, guarenteed nae body else has it, any way quality motor, nuff said… Read Full Review

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“Wot a fast car. The Toyota Corolla Gti is still the...”

Written on: 28/12/2002 by FAST CAR. (1 review written)

Wot a fast car. The Toyota Corolla Gti is still the best selling Hot hatch after Golf Gti but it will kill the Golf in every way. The Gti-16V is a hot hatch to be remembered and they hold their value, unlike NOVA's they NASTY. My Corolla is black has got 19" RSS Kahns on it, a full subaru impreza front (bonnet, bumber vents etc), flush tailgate, chipped, then superchipped, induction kit, full twin DTM exhaust, rear Escort cosworth bumper, cream leather interior,....etc

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Wayeda's Response to 61016_FAST CAR.'s Review

Written on: 04/12/2003

I DONT KNOW WHICH GOLF YOU MEAN, MUST HAVE BEEN A GOLF GL.
<br>BECAUSE GOLF GTI 16V AND 8V WILL SIMPLY KICK A COROLLA GTI, I SHOULD KNOW, I RACED 2 MANY

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Speeddemon's Response to 61016_FAST CAR.'s Review

Written on: 26/11/2005

The GTi is a great car but to my mind not as good as its predecessor the GT Coupe (also called the Levin and the Sprinter in other countries). Same engine and probably slightly better performance due to it being a bit lighter plus all the joys of RWD. Sadly I sold mine rather than leave her in mothballs (she'd have been the perfect track day car or drift car) and not only would she have held her value (like the newer FWD GTi's) but she's now worth between 6 and 8 times what I sold her for!!!

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Wayeda's Response to 61016_FAST CAR.'s Review

Written on: 06/04/2005

Beat the golf gti 16v? No way! if its the mk2 you're definately wrong, dude!

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157360_Samuraijt's Response to 61016_FAST CAR.'s Review

Written on: 01/06/2004

I've got a gti-16v which has done 157k on the clock!! and it kills golf gti mk3 and 4's and most new cars out there!! No lie I've reached 140mph in mine... Which was pretty scary!! They maybe old but there the best!

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Umranashraf's Response to 61016_FAST CAR.'s Review

Written on: 09/12/2003

IVE LEFT MANY CARS IN MY COROLLA GTI I ONCE LEFT A GUY IN A SIVER 1.4 CIVIC SPORT I LOOKED BACK AND HE HAD AN BUM ON HIS FACE

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“what a car the Toyota Corolla Gti-16 is! I had one of...”

Written on: 05/06/2002 by arry. (1 review written)

what a car the Toyota Corolla Gti-16 is! I had one of these after a peugeot 205 gti and it killed it in every way. Comfortable, smooth drive, fast as you could wish from a hot hatch (would ease past golfs, 205's, astra gte's etc). handling was great once it had been lowered 40mm and 15's fitted. Inside the seats are superb and the dash layout puts other cars to shame. Outside the car is not the prettiest, but by removing all stickers and lowering it, plus tinting the windows, the car looks… Read Full Review

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38274_Paul.'s Response to 26500_arry.'s Review

Written on: 17/09/2002

quality review you have everything spot on im a toyota nut and ive just sold my supra to get another corolla there just so much fun.

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Skell's Response to 26500_arry.'s Review

Written on: 17/11/2005

I loved my Corolla GTi the drive is second to none at it handled so well I could get it sideways on any corner(front wheel drive) I didn't notice a flat spot and wouldnt change into third until id hit 60 in second. It had no mods no induction kit and often done 130mph standard, beat other corolla GTi's with plenty of mods. Sometimes if your real luck you just get a fast one. Still the best fun car I've ever had so under rated its untrue. If you've ever had one you already know!!

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Fradaja's Response to 26500_arry.'s Review

Written on: 26/11/2004

The gearing wont allow the car to do more than 135 - thats at around 7500rpm. I've done it downhill awwwwwwww never mind.

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Duanedibbs1973's Response to 26500_arry.'s Review

Written on: 24/11/2004

Im from leicestershire which is were I got it from. It does 45 in 1st, 75 in 2nd, 115 in 3rd and I got up to 135 in 4th but then ran out of road. Its all black top 2 bottom.

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Muscles72002's Response to 26500_arry.'s Review

Written on: 06/11/2004

The guy who brought his twin cam for 120 pounds where are you from? And what colour is your car? And how fast is it truthfully??

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Duanedibbs1973's Response to 26500_arry.'s Review

Written on: 03/11/2004

I got my corolla for £120 quid - it had 15in alloys and a full janspeed ex. It's an evil car which hates going slow.

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Fradaja's Response to 26500_arry.'s Review

Written on: 23/09/2004

hard to get a good one now (people keep tinkering and messing them up)i used to have dolphin grey 1990 model these cars are beutifully made and engineered the later speck with the chequered seats and engine uprate is adequitely fast even by todays standards, mine was vandelised and repair was beyond economical sense , ive sold and drove a lot of cars and ive got to say its by far the best in its class for that era when you consider everything spec performance drive cost of ownership depreciation, only one gripe the bodies they rust like mad, this means i cant get a decent one for love nor money that hasnt been "BWAD BWOYED" up i wish i wish that toyota had followed the Audi route and galvanised the stupid things id still own one "I MISS IT SO MUCH" boo hoo sniff sniff, But i know, i know that in my heart of hearts theres some old geezer who bought one with his retirement and its done 12 miles and it lives in a heated damp free garage with carpets and some ferrari porn on the walls it never goes out in the rain and gets started and ran for 10 minutes in the morning and ten at night but before this he pours a nice warm cup of mobil 1 in the cam to prevent cam wear fom that silly overrevving choke
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<br>oh i miss it so!

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104276_Matty.'s Response to 26500_arry.'s Review

Written on: 04/06/2003

I took out a policy on a heavily modified GTI-16 (see mine and arrys commments above) when i was 18 3yr ago...looking at a group 14-15 car depending on mods etc. prob cost you £1800.
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<br>And my pic of my corolla at the top of the page has disappeared!!! doh!!
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<br>Just sold my corolla this week for a GTI-R...

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Bambino.'s Response to 26500_arry.'s Review

Written on: 03/06/2003

How much did every1 fetch their GTi-16. Can a 18 year old be insured on this car?

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79092_Matty.'s Response to 26500_arry.'s Review

Written on: 11/03/2003

Futher to my corolla GTI review (above) That is the picture of my car I now own and Arry used to own. A v.Limited Ed AE92. Many thanks

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73622_Matty.'s Response to 26500_arry.'s Review

Written on: 17/02/2003

The corolla GTI (4age) is a mighty fine and very underestimated hot hatch from the land of the rising sun. I now own 'arry's' GTI from which this review stems and have done for 2yrs. One of only 2 in UK in special factory black/switch paint, 0-60 7secs, 140mph 160bhp+loads more mods, former Alpine sponsored SPL car. Now on 140k miles and only problem was a crank pulley/driveshaft. Trim level, mpg, performance, image/reliability all excellent. Rare car, sunroof/tailgate/arches are weak spots, but the 4AGE 7.2k redline makes it a very capable motor. Puts modern GTI's to shame. My reason for selling it shorlty..Nissan Pulsar beckons. Buy a 4AGE and you wont be disappointed.

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67552_Abs.'s Response to 26500_arry.'s Review

Written on: 23/01/2003

I have the fastest gti 16 around my area, it has a fennsport superchip, k and n induction kit, uprated pistons, full black leather interior, mirror tints, black 17" momo arrow custom wheels, did have venoms, lowered, full oval exhaust system, splitfire spark plugs and leads, skimmed head, full in car system this car is fast, gets the looks and is an all rounder above all it pulls and impresses the women!! thats on friday and saturday night outside chicago rock cafe!!

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James Caley.'s Response to 26500_arry.'s Review

Written on: 24/12/2002

I've had my Corolla GTi-16 for 6 months and not had one problem with it and I drive it hard! I've beaten BRM Rovers, Golf GTi's,Renault 19 16v, Fords etc. I even had a go at an Audi S2, I didn't win but I put up a very good fight up to 110 mph! I have put Nissan GTi-R 15" wheels on (black) and tinted the top of the rear lights. I love it. The only problem, like you said is the rotten sunroof, which doesn't leek. Well done!

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Bilbyduck.'s Response to 26500_arry.'s Review

Written on: 05/10/2002

allo there geysers. I've got an aussie sx corolla with the same 4a-ge and I've got to say it's the best 1.6L I've ever driven (admitedly - haven't driven a 1.6 VTEC). My car has been 100% reliable and loves to rev out to the limiter. Excellent fun to drive and very cheap to run. A pearler

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38635_Arry.'s Response to 26500_arry.'s Review

Written on: 19/09/2002

paul... just very begrudgingly sold my supra too:( another excellent car. thanks for the respect!

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