15 Years+ Later, Here’s Why Many Nigerians Still Love The 2003 – 2007 Toyota Corolla


The 2003 to 2007 Toyota Corolla is one of the most sought-after vehicles in Nigeria today. It’s almost unbelievable, considering this is 2022, and there are several better models of the Corolla you’ll find in the Nigerian market today.

 2007 Toyota Corolla In Nigeria
2007 Toyota Corolla In Nigeria

So, what makes 2003 to 2007 a current hot take car for many car buyers in Nigeria? What’s so important about these almost cars that are over 15 years old? And why are many Nigerians after a car that is this ancient?

In this article, we share with you some reasons why Nigerians still love the 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla.

A Brief Overview Of The 2003 – 2007 Toyota Corolla

The car is powered by a 1.8-litre inline-four engine with a four-speed automatic transmission. Although 15years+ old, the car’s engine is still efficient and robust and consumes less fuel.

Interior of the 2007 Toyota Corolla
Interior of the 2007 Toyota Corolla

The car’s interior is quite roomy; although minimal, it’s still okay and gives enough leg and headroom. The front and back car seats are still very much okay. The car’s cargo space is large enough to contain many things. This is a good feature of the car, considering it’s a mid-size sedan that’s 15years+ old.

Why Nigerians Love The 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla

  1. The car is fuel efficient, so you won’t spend so much on gas.
  2. The car, despite how old, it’s still a very strong vehicle. With good maintenance, you’ll use the car for a long time.
  3. The vehicle is very reliable when maintained properly
  4. It’s easy to facelift the car while maintaining the original beauty
  5. The car has good road clearance
  6. The car parts of the Toyota Corolla 2003-2007 are very affordable in Nigeria
  7. The car accelerates very well, and it’s very responsive, comfortable, and still very fast considering the age


Corolla cars are highly sought after in Nigeria. On top of that, they are strong vehicles that deliver utility regardless of which model you choose. For the 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla, the Nigerian price ranges from ₦900,000 to ₦2,150,000, depending on the trim you go for.