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#3187 of 4027 Security System Info Question
Sep 01, 2003 (8:50 am)
My 1996 Corolla DX has the Toyota RS3000 security system. I'm looking to replace the (broken) remote control I have with one from Ebay. Apparently there are two kinds...black ones and gray ones. My current one is black. There are currently only gray ones for sale on Ebay. One seller said he didn't think the gray one would work in place of my black one. What do you all think? (He says he can sell me a black one for $32 plus S/H--twice the price of the gray one. That seems peculiar, but he is a power seller with a very positive collection of reviews.)
Sep 01, 2003 (6:16 pm)
How's the 'Rolla doin'. I got rid of mine in May, the brakes weren't great even after being replaced. Test drove the '03 'Rolla but the brakes were as mushy as the '96 'Rolla and our 2 previous Camrys so no more Toyotas for this family.
Ended up going with a '03 Sentra and besides a a/c warranty issue, the car is a great little driver, overall very satisfied.
Hope all is well with your '96 DX.
Sep 02, 2003 (3:28 pm)
Thanks, Sandman! It's unfortunate to hear about the demise of your Corolla. Hopefully this coming summer mine will be replaced with a new Prius. You have to love that 59 miles per gallon in the city.
#3191 of 4027 Rip Off Dealership Ads
Sep 20, 2003 (3:41 pm)
I was considering buying a Toyota Corrolla 04 and looked through todays LA times and say an Ad for $9989 for 2004 Ce manula transmission. I reach the dealer Keyes Toyota in Van Nuys California and ask the salesman about the advertised special. One sales comes up and asks me whether I am paying cash or credit, then another guy comes and tells me if I was paying cash they would not sell me the car, then a third guy tells me they are sold out as the Ad was run on Friday and the MSRP on a new one was around $ 14000/- and how much was I willing to pay close to MSRP. Then tells me people camp outside the dealership thursday night and line up early in the morning to buy the advertised specials. It was but obvious this was all BS and fraudulent and deceptive business practices. I just cannot understand why does'nt the state government regulate such false advertisements and take action against such dealers.
While I was leaving another salesman comes upto me and asks whether I have been taken care off and I told him I was looking for the special and he said ther're all gone. I am going to send a letter to the DMV and the requisite state authorities about these experiences as such things should be put to a stop.
Does anyone know where and how in the state could I get in touch with and file a complaint.
#3192 of 4027 Re Rip Off
Sep 20, 2003 (3:57 pm)
I don't know about California, but in most states ads must state whether the advertised price applies to just one car, or a few cars, or more. Usually for low-ball specials like this, there is small print on the ad that has an invoice number--one invoice number. Meaning that the advertised price applies to only one car. When it's gone, it's gone. Sometimes there might be more than one invoice number. If the ad you saw specified just one or a few cars, then it's quite possible they sold out immediately and I doubt that you have any legal recourse (but I'm not a lawyer). But you can show your opinion of the dealer's practices by taking your business someplace else. I had this problem once with a Hyundai dealer, who advertised a low price on a car. I went down and they did have one left at that price, but I decided to think about it. I called back the next day and they said it had been sold. Then the next day I saw the same ad, called the dealer, and they said oops, they had no cars at that price. So I talked with the sales manager and he agreed to sell the next car they got in stock (with the same equipment) to me at the advertised price.
#3193 of 4027 Activate chrip in the alarm
Sep 21, 2003 (4:38 pm)
I noticed that on the Camry there was a chirp when activating the alarm. Is this a feature that can be turned on/off in a 2004 Corolla? Thanks!
Sep 21, 2003 (7:22 pm)
It wasn't in my budget when I went shopping, so I haven't looked at the options, etc for the Camry. Imho, the only thing the Corolla has over the Camry (aside from costing less) is gas mileage. I don't know if you've done much research, but my '03 typically runs at the low end of the specified mileage range. There's also the rotten egg smell, although I've avoided that problem by only using the re-cycled air flow option in my car.
If you're tall (>= 5'10) took a closer look at the Camry. My seat placement provides enough room for my legs, but it forces my arms to be completely outstretched, which is far from comfortable. Another note, the 10:30 (45-50 mph) positon on my speedometer is difficult to see because of seat position and my height.
If you have the money, take a hard look at the Camry before you commit. Hth.
#3196 of 4027 That was why.....
Sep 24, 2003 (6:29 am)
I didn't buy an 03 Corolla. Bought an 01 instead, however, after a 5 hour drive I was in pain, so I guess it wasn't perfect either, just a lot better.
I've found over the years that unfortunatly, with the exception of a 94 Escort, I've had lots of problems driving small cars. I'm 5'7" and have long legs, driving position is crutial to me since I have back and knee problems.
I currently drive a 97 Ford Explorer and while it doesn't get the best gas mileage in the world (about 18 mpg) I've very comfortable in it.
I am in the process of trying to buy back that said 1994 Escort......since its about to have a birthday at the car lot I sold it to. Other than that car I hate small cars.