• Jul 18, 2006
Knowing that Toyota has officially decided to delay its next generation Corolla until 2008 hasn't tempered our interest in knowing what it will look like when it finally does arrive. Here we see a scan from a Japanese auto mag that shows what the next Corolla may look like. Since the U.S. version is based on the Corolla Altis, a longer version of the JDM Corolla aimed at buyers who want something bigger and more luxurious but don't want to step up to a Camry, we're not sure if these images are of the car that will make it to our shores. Either way, they show a design that's fairly dowdy, so we hope whatever Corolla comes our way is a little more sensational than this one.

[Source: PaulTan.org]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      My Mazda3 is made 100% in Hiroshima, Japan and the Corollas are made in Ontario. Which car is Japanese again?

      Toyota lovers are so full of it, they can't see past the cheap plastics, ripped-off designs and cloth seats. Wake up and smell the recall notice.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "The corolla is sold on its reputation of reliability."

      Getting anywhere between 4 and 9 more mpg (depending on engine and city versus highway) versus the 3 also helps, especially since it looks like $3 a gallon gas is here to stay.
      • 8 Years Ago
      A few thoughts:
      I would be MORE inclined to buy this, than either the current/new Camry or Avalon....IF I had a gun to my head and HAD to buy a Toyota.
      Toyota and BLAND....isn't that sort of redundant?
      I have actually considered a Corolla a few times over the years for my next car. After the styling (always looks like a squeezed down Camry) my next criticism has been Toyota's INSISTANCE that the Corolla use the same basic body here as in Japan. They won't widen it or lengthen the wheelbase. In short (no pun intended) unlike the "adapted" Hondas, Toyota sells a Corolla WORLDWIDE that a Japanese woman would feel comfortable driving...without having to stretch for the steering wheel or the gas pedal. AMERICANS are significantly taller than the typical Japanese woman, Toyota. This is actually THE one model in your lineup that BADLY needs to get roomier/longer.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The linked article indicates that would be the 2007 NOT the 2008. That makes more sense since the car looks unchanged except for the front and rear ends.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Has there ever been a "sensational" Corolla? Perhaps they can glue on a "Type S" badge and make people feel better about having to settle for one of the crappier cars in the lower-end sea of medocrity.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Whatever... all I'm saying is... I think the Mazda3 is a bit overrated. All I hear is Mazda3 owners complaining about how every new car looks like a Mazda3... or about how every new car pales in comparison... or about how kick ass their cars are."

      Oh and hey, at least on the bright side the Mazda 3 *finally* helped cool off the Civic Ego's of the late 90's to virtually present day and I think that is what the owners of the Mazda 3 are all pumped up about, plus it is a pretty cool car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks like a 4 door Scion tC
      • 8 Years Ago
      Actually, it's probably better looking than the new Camry which is nothing more than a Taiwanese-style knock-off of the Mazda6.

      Either way, if you're buying a Corolla for it's looks, Toyota is not the one with issues.

      Want a real car? Get the Mazda3. Want a shopping cart with great fuel economy and cloth seats? Get the Corolla.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Please this car is crap all you Toyota lover are nuts if you think this car is good looking. Too bad this is not an American car. You would be bashing the hell out of this car.....


      Once again Toyota releases a crappy piece of s@#$ car!
      • 8 Years Ago
      "28. Alright.

      What is the value of your Mazda 3 now. The residual value.

      I would venture to guess.. not much.... Had you bought a toyota, it would be worth a whole lot more.

      Are you taking the Zoom Zoom to the bank or actual MONEY."

      Dude, you are so full of it I cannot believe you are giving me this Hyundai crap on a Mazda! The resale is one of the STRONGEST points of the mazda 3. Consumer reports states it is 2nd to the Civic in estimated loss of value. Ones that are brand new that went for 18,500 are now 2 years old still going for 16k, etc. Of course you will find the 13-14k used ones mabye a little less, but BASE model, you have to figure NOTHING is standard on the Mazda 3. So your getting hubcaps, roll up windows, no A/C, etc if you buy the 11-15k ones and that is expensive.

      Consumer reports gives the Mazda 3 the 2nd best rating for loss of value, period. They hold a great resale. Come down here to vegas and see for yourself. Toyota always runs the $9,999 Toyota Corolla special.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Alright.

      What is the value of your Mazda 3 now. The residual value.

      I would venture to guess.. not much.... Had you bought a toyota, it would be worth a whole lot more.

      Are you taking the Zoom Zoom to the bank or actual MONEY.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Mazda3 is a nice little car, but I'd personally rather have a Jetta/Rabbit/Golf. That's just me.

      But I am very interested in seeing what Toyota has up its sleeve for the '08 Corolla, because I'm not sure what to think about the Yaris, and Honda's compacts/subcompacts are looking good about now.
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