Toyota Corolla AE111 (as known as All New Corolla) is the eighth generation of the Corolla’s family worldwide. All the components that used on Toyota Corolla AE111 is still adopted from the Great Corolla AE101. The difference only lies in the exterior and Interior designs.
Basically, this car was present in South East Asia regions in 1996 to supersede the Great Corolla which has been sold for 4 years. Toyota Corolla AE111 only able to survive on sedan marketplace for only two years after its presented. That because since its was launched, Toyota Corolla AE111 (All New Corolla) are rated worse than Great Corolla by consumers.
Finally in 1998 Toyota Corolla AE111 position was replaced by the New Corolla AE112. This new variant is getting huge differences on the entire sections. In the market of used cars, the Corolla is a one of the best competitor for Honda Civic Ferio, Mitsubishi Lancer CK4, Mazda Lantis and also BMW 318i E36.
Toyota Corolla AE111 Exterior Reviews
To be honest, there is nothing to praise about the exterior design of this compact sedan. Even in the same time period, the sales of this car was defeated by Honda Civic Ferio due to exterior design that is impressed ugly and does not last long.
This is unfortunate, considering to its predecessor, Great Corolla, able to dominate the markets and beat his competitor Honda Genio. Thanks to the Great Corolla exterior design that was so impressive and eye-catching.
Toyota Corolla AE111 Interior Reviews
Get into the cabins, you can see clearly that the quality of the interior materials directly used, absolutely has no difference with Great Corolla. Its not offering many features as offered by other cars on its class. The good news, however, the shape of the dashboard was redesigned and better than its predecessor.
Ergonomics and the spacious cabin was not the strong point of the All New Corolla, although its size is slightly larger than the Great Corolla. For people whom has height more than 5 ft, will definitely feel not comfortable when sitting in the back seat because the legroom too narrow.
Toyota Corolla AE111 Engine Performance Reviews
Toyota Corolla AE111 only offer one type of engine which is still the same as before. 1.6 litres 4 cylinders in line with the engine code 4A-FE. This engine can produce power up to 110 HP on a 6,000 RPM and peak torque of 145 Nm at 4,800 RPM.
Collaboration between generated power and torque is good enough to roam the cities which often beset by traffic jams. In addition, the 4A-FE engine is known to be very powerful and having an outstanding durability. Both spare parts for fast moving and slow moving can be easily obtained and bought in ridiculously cheap price.
Toyota Corolla AE111 Impression and Handling
Corolla 1990’s variants as very well knows as convenient sedans. This is because suspension used on the front and the back is an independent type. At low to medium speeds, the swaying movement can be reduced well by these suspensions. But at high speeds, the swaying began noticeably. In addition, the reliability of its maneuvers is not the good as a result of the use of the above suspensions.
Toyota Corolla AE111 Specifications Reviews
- Engine: 1.6 liter 4A-FE 4-cylinder in line.
- Power: 110 HP @ 6,000 RPM.
- Torque: 145 Nm @ 4,800 RPM.
- Fuel consumption: 8-12 km/L (in the city), 10-13 km/L (out of town).
- Transmission: 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic.
- Suspension: front and rear McPherson struts are independent.
- Competitors: CK4 Mitsubishi Lancer (Evo 4), Honda Civic Ferio, Mazda 323 Lantis.
- Sales: 1996-1997.
Price of Used / Seconhand Toyota Corolla AE111
Although its age is younger than the Great Corolla, but this car price is cheaper. This is because the model that is already obsolete and having less of enthusiasts. For Toyota Corolla AE111 1996, you can bought it about 2.000 – 5.000 US dollars, and for Toyota Corolla AE111 1997 often offered about 6.000 US dollars.
Toyota Corolla AE111 Pros
- Cheap prices.
- Cheap maintenance costs.
- Spare parts are cheap and can be easily obtained.
- Interior design is pretty interesting.
Toyota Corolla AE111 Cons
- Not fun to drive.
- Cabin are narrow.
- Well known to have problems on power steering and suspensions.
- Outdated designs.
So, that’s a full review of the specification as well as the pros and cons of the All New Toyota Corolla 1.6 AE111. Based on the above article, it can be summarized that the car is not better than its predecessor. It’s good you choose Great Corolla because reselling prices is reasonable.