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#3228 of 4027 Charcoal Canister
Oct 23, 2003 (5:17 pm)
I am writing regarding an issue with my 2002 Toyota Corolla. I recently had to replace an emissions control device in my car, a charcoal canister due to it being clogged.
My concern is how many clogged charcoal canisters had to be replaced in the 2002 model of a Toyota Corolla. I did contact the U. S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and filed a report regarding the failure on this part and hope that others would do the same. Overall, I don't think people are aware that they can file a report on this type of vehicle part, as they do not think it is related to a safety concern. I would like to get the message out to all Toyota owners that it is very important to file a report on any auto part that fails regardless of the fact that it is covered under the manufacturer's warranty.
Oct 23, 2003 (7:15 pm)
Charcoal canister failures are typically seen when the consumer tops off the fuel tank again and again instead of stopping at the first pump shutoff.
The fact a part failed does not necessarily mean it was or is defective. Usage can and does affect parts. Some just wear out, others are abused. Some ARE defective.
#3230 of 4027 What do you guys think of this deal?
Oct 26, 2003 (5:17 pm)
I found this used car and would like opinions on the deal:
1997 Corolla CE 74,000 miles, black
AT, AC, Power Steering, Power Door Locks, Power Windows
The car look very nice outside and inside, I test drove it on the freeway as well, and it drives fine as far as I can tell.
Seller wants $5,200.
I would also like to know what is considered a reasonable amount that a mechanic can charge for a car inspection, before I close on the deal.
#3231 of 4027 Not sure about a 97....
Oct 26, 2003 (6:48 pm)
But I sold my 2001 Corolla CE with 44k on it, a/c, am/fm/cass, manual trans, gold/tan, needed tires, no power windows or anything for $7000 this summer.
Might want to ask over at real world trade in values, Terry is always right on the money with values.
#3232 of 4027 Seat position/comfort...
Oct 26, 2003 (7:36 pm)
I test drove a 2003 Corolla S back in June when I was car shopping. I found the car comfortable for me, and I am 6'3 and about 275lbs. I only drove it for the test drive (about 10mins.) but had planned to rent one and drive it to see how comfortable it was. I didn't have any problems on my test drive though. Most of my height's in my torso though, so I didn't have the steering wheel distance issue.
I thought the Corolla to be a nice, reasonably roomy, good performing small car. I only chose something else because I got a deal I couldn't refuse at the time. I would have more than likely chosen the Corolla if not for that deal though.
Oct 27, 2003 (3:23 pm)
OK, so the new Mazda 3 is available with leather, Navigation, 6 disc in dash high wattage stereo, as well as side curtains, and 16 to 17 inch wheels and alloys.
I know the Corolla is NOT a sporting machine, and nor will it likely ever portend to be as a vehicle line, but I dont see why Toyota can't offer some higher trim lines than the current LE or a real sporting model, instead of the lame-o S.
The argument in this forum has previously been perceptions of Toyota cannibalizing Camry sales and/or not having enough interest in upscale compacts, such as a proposed XLE grade. I am hoping the new Mazda 3, with its really unique interior and host of upscale, fun, and technological options, paves the way for change in Toyota's thinking. (The loaded Mazda 3s auto 4door with all of the options at the beginning of this email, as well as a zippy and refined 2.3L 4cyl, stickers at $22595).
#3234 of 4027 Re SE, XLE
Oct 27, 2003 (6:13 pm)
Toyota does have more powerful four-bangers in its arsenal, used in other vehicles and other countries--maybe the 3 will force Toyota to send one our way in a sportier Corolla.
Oct 27, 2003 (6:51 pm)
Finally, some support. Thanks, Backy. I'm thinking Toyota could shift production of the newly retired (at least in NA) 2.0L VVTi 4 that was used in the RAV4 from 2001-2003. This mill produced a healthy 148 hp and 142 lb. ft, and would add some welcome zip to the already decently peppy Corolla line. If it were my decision, I'd keep the 1.8L in the current CE and LE models, drop the current S model, and introduce the SE and XLE I spoke of in my last post with this 2.0L engine.
#3236 of 4027 Coincidentally...
Oct 27, 2003 (7:10 pm)
Wouldn't the 148 hp 2.0L engine exactly match the base engine of the 3? But I think the Corolla is lighter weight than the 3, so 148 hp might be more than sufficient--the Corolla is already one of the quickest compacts from 0-60.
If Toyota wants to get serious about a sport model Corolla, they really need to add a serious ground-effects package. The pieces on the current S model look "tacked on" IMO. Add some sportier tailights and grille, and maybe a six-speed 8-) and you'd have one nice little package. Oh, and while they're at it please fix the driving position so regular-sized people like me can get comfortable.
Oct 28, 2003 (5:49 am)
Why not just add the 180hp engine from the Celica and Matrix since its already engineered for the chassis. Corolla XRS, 180 hp, six speed...hmmm...