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Road Test - Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6 (A)
07 Oct 2010  |  Toyota Reviews
Are the minor changes to the Altis good enough to improve its drive? Join us as we find out more. Read More
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   Consumer Reviews of Toyota Corolla Altis
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OVERALL RATING
 
76 Reviewers
3 out of 5
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Comfort
3/5 Reliability
3.5/5
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Handling
3/5 Features
3/5
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Exterior Styling
3/5 Interior Design
3/5
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Value for money
3/5 Engine Performance
3/5
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40 out of 76 (52.6%) reviewers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
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A Good Car.
 |  Neutral Newbie |
 20 Jun 2013
Would you recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 4/5 Features 3/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 5/5

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I bought one made in 2008, last year.

It is an extreme difference compare to my previous 2006 Altis.

It is so much easlier to handle and the pick up is almost on par with my TX2.

Gear change is unnoticeable and also stable when cornering a flyover gradual bent with decent speed.

Aircon is damn bloody cold when temp at 23 or 24 under a hot sunny day even after parking for hours. I am a guy who still need a fan in an aircon room.

Parking is now a lot easier than the previous generation Altis which was quite like driving a Samara - zero power steering wheel.

The headroom is okay but the only pity about this car is that the designer had it too low. I have knocked my head several times. Maybe I am not use to it.

Everything in this car fits well towards me when driving and equal to say that both myself and the car have blended into one.

It would be perfect if the Body is half or quarter of a size larger.

Another good piece of art from the Japs.

Looking forward to latest 2014 Corolla Altis again.

What I like
- Responsive Pick up
- Powerful Aircon
- Unnoticeable Gear change
- Stability
- Perfect Power Steering wheel
- Decent Sporty Design
- Easy to wash

What I do not like
- Height too low
- FC is slightly below moderate.

Overall Rating  
Quite a good car
 |  Neutral Newbie |
 27 Apr 2013
Would you recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 4/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 4/5

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Another best car I driven so far. The fuel consumption is not that high. The car exterior and interior looks like a Lexus IS250. The Toyota Elegance version have more in built luxury such as touch screen stereo systems, fog lights and larger rims.

What I like
Reliable
5yrs unlimited mileage warranty
Pretty large car to drive in the Mid size sedan category
Pretty large bootspace as I can put 2 to 3 bags of golf equipments
Easy to drive
Built in GPS with touch screen stereo system
Backlit speedometer
Sufficient space for the front and back passenger
Handling of the car is quite good

What I do not like
None

Overall Rating  
Our first car, our pride in a job well done.
 |  Clutched |
 12 Jan 2013
Would you recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 4/5 Features 3/5
Exterior Styling 4/5 Interior Design 3/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 5/5

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This is a bland portrait of a car. A reliable, easy to use and affordable car. We can augment the interior, can bling or dress it up. We love the KISS principle.
Utilitarian.
Not fancy like the drop head phantom rolls.
Not racy like the LFA
Not cute like the cube
Just reliable like your trusted friend.
We just love looking at it,
We just enjoy going around in it. Quiet, good stereo.
Not everyone has a trusted friend who is David Beckham or F1 Racer.
We just got our new best trusted friend from Thailand who is ethnic Japanese.
And we LIKE what we get.

What I like
Nice dignified poise.
Good handling.
Relative enjoyable factory sound.
Relative quiet engine.
Not a heavy drinker

What I do not like
Brakes a bit sluggish.

Overall Rating  
Indestructible
Premium UserCarbonFalcon 
 |  Neutral Newbie |
 09 Jan 2013
Would you recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 5/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 3/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 5/5

Review
It's true that nobody respects a Corolla, atleast in Singapore. However, many have forgotten that this is the birthplace of the AE86, and even the FT-86 to an extent. A truly reliable car that would run for years and years with no breakdowns or letdowns. The 1.8A is perfect with its 7 Speed CVT delivering enough cruising power for North trips. A good upgrade for the Vios driver who needs more speed and comfort. Thankfully it's got a misunderstood image and hence a cheaper price tag... perfect for the motoring enthusiast who knows this beauty's place. Kia or Hyundai sedans break down rather easily and I'm glad to have bought this.

What I like
Affordable Elegance & Power
The power's not great at 1.8, but it's sufficient. Where the Vios lacks in speed, Altis makes up for it and gives better riding comfort.

What I do not like
Design - it is rather bland, but that's what makes it affordable. Anymore and you'll need a Camry, any less and you should get a Vios. It's also been badly criticized for no reason

Overall Rating  
Its a disappointing car
 |  Neutral Newbie |
 07 Dec 2012
Would you recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
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Comfort 3/5 Reliability 1/5
Handling 3/5 Features 3/5
Exterior Styling 3/5 Interior Design 3/5
Value for money 2/5 Engine Performance 3/5

Review
I have driven this new line of Altis for 2 months. I feel its a rather pathetic car.

1. the car air-con is crappy with a max temp of only 28 degrees and the lack of heater makes it a torture to drive at night or when the weather is cold

2. the greatest irony is that corolla altis should be an established model from toyota yet only has a 4-speed gear box even Kia has 5 speed automatic gear box. where is the pleasure derived from driving??

3. BM service is crappy, car alarm was damaged to the extent i cant even unlock the car yet when the car is tow there can tell me that its cause of high voltage cable underground that disable the car alarm system. How can that happen?? to top it off they refused to change the alarm system

4. my previous vehicle a mitsubishi L200 pick-up truck is much better than the corolla altis

What I like
Nothing worth mentioning

What I do not like
everything about the car

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Toyota Corolla Altis
3 stars - based on 76 reviews