...VVT-i employs continuously variable intake valve timing to provide greater engine performance, better fuel economy and reduced pollution over a wide rev range. When equipped with a manual transmission, this car pulls strongly. Automatic gearboxes are available, too, including a technologically advanced (not!) three-speed unit on base models. Three trim levels are available on the 2002 Corolla: the base CE, better-equipped LE and sporty S. The S model includes "sporty" trim such as body-colored rocker panels and door handles, foglights, fake leather-wrapped steering wheel and a tachometer with...
...The 2002 Corolla came with an aluminum 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. Fuel economy was about 31-38 mpg. The S model, just introduced the previous year, came with a number of distinctive features, including unique wheel covers, foglights, a tachometer, and a faux leather-wrapped wheel. The base-level CE came with only the basics, and the nicely equipped LE rounded out the lineup. Owners of the 2002 Corolla have a number of complaints, including a bumpy, noisy ride; a lack of interior space; and unimpressive acceleration. Still, drivers admit that the value, dependability, and fuel efficiency...
...Interior The Corolla seats five occupants on cloth-upholstered seats. Compared to some rivals, the Corolla?s standard-equipment list is on the meager side. Even on the top-of-the-line LE, such items as air conditioning and power windows, locks and mirrors are optional rather than standard. In fact, the LE is the only Corolla model that comes with a standard cassette player, as well as a split-folding rear seat, rear-window defogger and tilt steering wheel. None of this seems to deter buyers, who simply check off desired items that are offered in special packages. Under the Hood A 1.8-liter...
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