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You are in the Toyota Corolla
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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
Sep 02, 2000 (2:53 am)
that last message was meant for jrct9454. Sorry dchinn.
Oh dchinn, was swivering seat ever available before in the U.S? I wasn't aware of any cars that had that feature.
Sep 02, 2000 (4:00 pm)
Swivel seats were on either the 68-70 Pontiac Grand Prix or some large American car. I do not recall exactly.
Sep 02, 2000 (5:06 pm)
oh, that explains why I haven't heard of it. I wasn't even born yet.
#170 of 4027 44,000 miles and going strong
Sep 02, 2000 (11:12 pm)
i just hit 44,000 miles on my 98 corolla ve, only had to bring it in to replace some front suspension part that was making noise. otherwise flawless in and out. Tires need to be replaced, as they wear out I notice a louder ride and not so sure footed. I don't want the oe Firestones, they stink. Toyo makes a real nice tire for this car, it has a stiffer sidewall which should give me better handling.
#171 of 4027 Japanese Corolla
Sep 03, 2000 (10:10 pm)
Even if the interior isn't as luxurious looking, I'd still love to see that body-style adopted for the next generation Corolla in North America. I think it's classy looking, especially that picture of it in white!
It's always a bit frustrating to see how some makes of cars are similar in name only. The Accord, Civic and many Toyota makes all have quite different autos using the same name. Sometimes we get models that make the Europeans envious; a lot of times though it seems like it's the other way around. At least Ford is having success with the Focus as a car that is basically the same world-wide. Maybe Toyota will do the same eventually but I won't be holding my breath...I personally think the current Corolla is a bit of a yawner style-wise, but this model just looks classy, sort of like a Mazda Millenia.
My big fear is that the next Corolla for N.A. will be an enlarged version of the Echo! Ech!
#172 of 4027 1994 Corolla DX Wagon
Sep 04, 2000 (10:25 pm)
I'm considering the purchase of a 1994 Corolla Wagon. Auto, AC, AMFM cassette, 50,000 miles, very clean. Anything to fear? What's a good price. The various web pricing pages say $6500 to over 10,000. Thanks!
Sep 04, 2000 (11:02 pm)
The only thing to fear is finding one. They are a needle in a haystack and if you find one in good shape you need to be prepared to make a fast decision. They don't last long on the used car market. You should see what happens at wholesale auction when this or a Camry wagon pulls into the lane. You see a bunch of used car managers who have been looking at the "Black Book" all day perk up. They put their books away and just start bidding. I've seen these things take stupid money at auction. Keep in mind that these cars end up on dealer's lots and they don't plan on selling them for what they paid for them.
They are remarkably solid cars. I don't want to disparage the US or Canadian built Corollas but the wagons were built in Japan and seem just a bit more solid. If you can find on with good miles and no paint work, go for it.
#174 of 4027 cliffy1
Sep 05, 2000 (1:44 am)
Thanks for the fast response. This one looks remarkably good, though I'm no mechanic. To recap, it's a DX, automatic with air and AMFM cassette. I am having it checked by a mechanic tomorrow. I'm buying it from the original owner with 50K miles. It did have an alternator and battery at 47K. In your expert opinion, there's nothing to look for as far as chronic issues? I figure I'll do the timing belt at 60K (it has a 1.8L, I think) and change the oil every 3K and probably get at least another 100K out of the car. Thanks for the advice!