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#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).
#3245 of 4027 Ignition Problem 1991 Corolla
Nov 04, 2003 (7:34 am)
In the last week or so, when I put the key in the ignition, it doesn't always work. It makes no sound. The battery is two years old but it appears to be fine. It's as though something is not catching and I it takes a few tries to make that happen. Can anyone inform me about this?
#3246 of 4027 Re: Ignition Problem 1991 Corolla
Nov 04, 2003 (9:06 am)
My guess would be that you need a new starter solenoid. Take it to a Toyota dealer who will replace just the solenoid rather than the whole starter motor. Of course it may be something else altogether, you really need to have someone diagnose the problem.
#3247 of 4027 2004 Corolla S
Nov 05, 2003 (11:40 am)
I am in the market for either the 2004 Corolla S or the Nissan Spec V. I noticed in Edmunds new cars, they list a manual for the S. And yet Toyota's own site only lists automatics. Does the 04 Corolla's come with a manual at all?
Also, has anyone cross shopped these two vehicles, and what impressions if any?
Any opinions and experiences would be most welcome.
#3248 of 4027 spec v v corrola
Nov 05, 2003 (11:51 am)
The spec v is a pocket rocket and built for those looking for a fast, nimble, street racer. The corrola s is your basic, comfortable econo car with a sporty body kit, not a performance machine by any means.
Nov 05, 2003 (12:38 pm)
... and yes, 04 Corolla is available with 5 speed manual.
#3250 of 4027 corolla s vs spec v
Nov 05, 2003 (4:35 pm)
I have a 5-speed s so they do exist however at least around here they are few and far between. Seems like an odd combination of cars. they don't really compare! I would also check on insurance on the spec v before I bought. My guess it is pricy. The corolla is a very nice car overall very quiet for a small car. The corolla is not going to be as fast as the spec v but it goes just fine.