Car reviews - Toyota - Corolla - Sportivo 5-dr hatch
16 Aug 2001
THE look and functions are familiar, with the Sportivo mainly identified from its brethren by the rather loud orange Corolla Sportivo badge and production number stuck on to the lidded bin on the centre console. The height adjust-only steering wheel gets the same leather clad and dimpled three-spoke steering wheel as the Levin, and polished metal and dimpled leather gearknob. Internal fuel and hatch releases are located on the floor near the driver's seat, wipers are four-stage intermittent, there's a left footrest and a loud warning if you leave the headlights on and remove the ignition key. However, there's plenty of omissions for a car of this price, like the lack of cruise control, trip computer and stereo controls on the steering wheel.
Did you know?Toyota builds close to 800,000 Corollas each year in plants around the world
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