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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
Oct 13, 2001 (12:03 pm)
My mom works for Toyota, and I said something about 0% financing for the 2002 Corolla. She said, "But it's not for the new one." And then she started talking about how it was coming out in January, February area which was a surprise to me since I thought it would come out in August like the redesigned Camry did. But then I guess it can pull a Tundra, the Tundra came out early 1999 as a 2000. Tha must mean that there will be few 2002s.
Oct 13, 2001 (1:07 pm)
Good news, if it turns out to be true...I would not be surprised at timing absolutely no later than summer, in any case, since the Matrix is based on the same chassis and is slated for a March intro, or thereabouts.
Oct 14, 2001 (1:32 pm)
I want to make two comments about my 2001 Corolla which I now have had for 15 months and currently have 6552 miles on it.
First, I must state that my car has never back to the dealer for any imperfections or problems of any kind since the day I took delivery on it 15 months ago. I think that alone tells a lot about the quality and workmanship of the Toyota.
Secondly, I have changed the oil in the car for the first time yesterday since I own it. The oil was changed once before that but that was by the dealer only because it was free. I have always changed the oil in all of my cars that I have ever owned and this car is by far the easiest I have ever encountered. The perfect positioning of the oil plug makes for a complete emptying of the oil pan when draining when the car's front end is on ramps. And the oil filter is almost directly next to the oil drain plug making changing the filter so simple. Some cars oil never drains completely because of the drain plugs location and some filters are so hard to get to it is ridiculous Thanks Toyota for thinking about "do it your self'er".
#1087 of 4027 Yup reliable they are
Oct 15, 2001 (2:14 am)
My parents' 97: 80 thousand hard, hard miles of mostly city driving. My father rides the clutch and routinely downshifts to third at highways speeds (I know, I think it's stupid too, but how do you chastise the guy who taught you how to drive?) I learned stick on it, my sister learned stick on it, and it has taken us Across the country more than once. So far, only a clutch (Probably because I learned on it), and various wheel repairs due to flying over putholes the size of Grand Canyon at warp speed. The car has taken quite a beating, but so far no mechanical failures that weren't due to owner abuse.
Oct 15, 2001 (6:00 pm)
Besides my 2001 Corolla I also have a "86" Toyota Tercel which I have since it was new and it also has the original clutch in it. I also drive like your father and downshift often. The car has 85,000 miles on it and runs like a charm, that is why I couldn't part with it when I bought my new Corolla. The body has a little rust but it does not burn a drop of oil.
#1089 of 4027 Still amazes me to this day
Oct 16, 2001 (1:27 am)
How my parents went through that clutch in about 50 thousand miles. Oh well.
One of my aunts has an 89 Corolla. I think thats the year at least. I remember about 5-6 years ago when it had like 100,000 miles she was talking about buying a new V6 Camry once it died. Guess what she's still driving 5 year and like fifty thousand miles later. A new car is not beyond her means by the way... she's just decided there's no point in goin to the expense if this one's got so much life left in it. I get the feeling she'll be fantasizing about that CAmry for quite a few more years.
Oct 16, 2001 (8:12 pm)
What were the three top reasons for purchasing your current car? I'm assuming if your a regular in the Toyota Corolla Discussion you own a small sedan of some type. I'm interested in, what sold you on your current car!
I'll go 1st. These were the qualities, I looked for when shopping.
1.) Roomy Interior-
2.) Value Pricing-
3.) Attractive Styling-
Thank you in advance!
#1091 of 4027 Poll response
Oct 17, 2001 (3:02 am)
Ok...for me it was a very left-brain process:
1. reliability record
2. good gas mileage
3. purchase price
Civic vs Corolla were the finalists, but the whole time I was drooling over the Protege5!
#1092 of 4027 Poll response
Oct 17, 2001 (4:25 am)
When I was shopping for a car and bought my Corolla, I'd have to say that my priorities were:
1) comfort and overall interior "feel"
2) safety ratings
3) reliability record
4) gas mileage
5) attractive styling
6) roomy interior
#1093 of 4027 Interior dBA level
Oct 17, 2001 (4:27 am)
Does anyone know the dBA interior noise level in the Corolla? The recent issue of Car and Driver quoted the new Camry as having a interior dBA level of 68, which is very good. I was wondering if anyone knew about the Corolla's. Surely it must be a bit noisier than the Camry, but it would be an interesting tidbit to know.