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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
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...
Oct 28, 2003 (7:40 am)
sucks. Ok well.. it doesnt suck, but I wouldnt put it in a Corolla, and it doesnt come close to similar Honda engines. Its thrashy and has no torque.
#3239 of 4027 hesitation during acceleration
Nov 01, 2003 (12:08 pm)
My 2003 LE automatic has about one second of hesitation around 45 mph during acceleration. It does not occur all the time, but about one third of the time. It feels like the car is dragged by something or gets stuck at 45 mph before the speed goes up. Is this normal or is it something that I should be concerned about?
Nov 01, 2003 (4:51 pm)
I have a 02 Type S Corolla with a rubbing sound coming from the front end. I changed the brake pads, rotors (oem)and rotated the tires. Still hear it. Sounds like the brakes are dragging against the rotor. But the tire rotates freely when the car is on jack stands and the noise goes away. Anybody else with this problem or have any suggestions
#3241 of 4027 Rustproofing 99 Corolla?
Nov 02, 2003 (10:01 am)
The 5 year warranty against rust damage is now up and I am wondering if I should have the car rustproofed? I live in Ottawa, Ontario -- very harsh, long winters here with lots of road salt. I was considering Metropolitan rustproofing. I know people advise against buying rustproofing/undercoating with a new car, but what about one that is 5 years old and the warranty is up?
#3242 of 4027 2002 corolla--need buying advice re any problems
Nov 02, 2003 (12:19 pm)
HELP !!! i am looking at a 2002 corolla, ex cond. low mileage--wondering if any owners of 2002 corollas (or people you know well with one) have had any of the following, or other problems:
accelleration, sulfur (rotten egg) smell, or sludge;
i have read many, many messages re these problems and don't know if they are particular to specific year cars only
i need to make a decision ASAP, as i don't think this one (for sale by toyota dealer) will last long.
thanks very much
Nov 02, 2003 (2:56 pm)
after 18k miles, no problems whatsoever, just one thing though, make sure you take at least 30 min test drive, i find my driver seat very uncomfortable , hurts my back, so do some extensive driving before deciding. besides the seat fitment, car is wonderful
Nov 03, 2003 (9:41 am)
Advice: Stay away from that 2002 if its a CE model with automatic transmission. Its noisy, wastes fuel, and unecessarily slow, I'd imagine that wear and tear is greater (this is all due to the ARCHAIC 3 sp auto).