Toyota Corolla (1997–2002)
The market took to the somewhat jokey re-style. Looks by far the best as a 3-door in silver.
Huge range of cars offered as 3-door or 5-door hatches, 4-door saloon, 5-door estate. Five- or six-speed manual gearboxes, or three- or four-speed automatic. GS models all have aircon.
Limited range of engines - just an 85 bhp 1.3 16v, a 109 bhp 1.6, or a 71 bhp 2.0 litre diesel. Manufacturer 3-year warranty. Five lap and diagonal seatbelts. Three-Star above-average performance in NCAP crash tests.
Restyled at the front for 2000 with new 95 bhp 1.4 litre and 109 bhp 1.6 litre VVT-i engines, 90 bhp 1.9 HDI diesel and six-speed gearbox for 1.6SR. List prices cut to from £8,995 still with three year warranty as from October 2000.