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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
Jun 26, 2005 (8:20 pm)
My wife's 2000 Corolla had to be rebuilt under warranty due to a piston rod problem as well at just under 60,000, so it was covered under warranty, and they did give a free rental car while it was in the shop.
In an event unrelated to quality issues, we later replaced the engine due to my wife running it without oil in it, and the cost for a engine replacement from a used 2001 Corolla with 40,000 miles was around $2,800. I used an independent shop who found a used engine - often times a dealership will not install used parts.
Car has run fine in the 18 months since the engine replacement.
#3610 of 4025 beach driving
Jun 27, 2005 (7:04 pm)
hello, do you think my 05coroll can do some beach driving? i am going for a vacation in N. Carolina and will probably do some beach driving off the coast of N. Carolina. do you think my corolla will be good for some road trips? even though i am planning to take my 05Chevy Malibu.
#3611 of 4025 Re: 1998 Corolla LE Problem Crops Up (again?) [davehudson]
Jun 27, 2005 (9:23 pm)
Davehudson: I can't answer your questions about the air bag light and how much it will cost to fix.... but being an ex-Pennsylvanian, I can address your questions regarding the state inspection.
Here is a link to PA's inspection requirements:
The air bag light being on should not cause your car to fail inspection; however, a garage or dealership will be glad to offer their opinions on how to fix it and how much they will charge you
Inspections in Pennsylvania are a ripoff. Yes, arguments can be made for wanting to insure safer vehicles on the road, etc... If you will be living in an area that also requires emissions inspection, you will spend between $70 and $100 per year on State and Emissions Inspections.... AND.... that's if there is NOTHING wrong with your car! If they find "violations", the bill rises quickly!
What part of Pennsylvania are you moving to? I may be able to help you with some recommendations on Toyota dealers for service.... and ones to avoid!
#3612 of 4025 No new Engine
Jul 06, 2005 (4:15 pm)
The kelly blue book private-sale value on your car is about $6200, so it would be hard to justify putting $4000 into it. The comment made about lack of maintainence is not nice, but I could see how someone who did not know you might say that. Four broken rods usually results from abuse and neglect, but it really stinks in car that was maintained even minimally, no less well maintained. Did the timing belt break?? I 'm not sure about the Corrola engine in particular, but many engines would destroy themselves if the timing belt broke (some engines just stop running, but are ok. ) If the belt broke AND you had it replaced by a Toyota dealership on schedule you might have a case. My advice would be to petition Toyota and see what kind of deal you can strike. (say they cover parts) If you can get some satisfaction great! but otherwise get a new car.
#3613 of 4025 ENGINE BREAKDOWN for corolla 2000, with 60k miles
Jul 06, 2005 (7:03 pm)
My Toyota Corolla 2000 stopped with sound in the engine after 61 months and 60,150 miles
I towed the vhecle to Toyota dealer, he said that Engine has breakdown
Has anybody come across any issues out of warranty and talked to 800-331-4331 ( Toyota line) and reimbursed from them ? Please advise.
#3614 of 4025 Buying a new Toyota Corolla
Jul 08, 2005 (9:12 am)
My daughter is going to buy a new Corolla in Austin, Texas. How does she get the best price possible?
Jul 11, 2005 (7:40 pm)
I got a really great price on my mother's 04 Corolla LE by faxing about 15 Toyota dealers in a 25 mile radius. We had about 5 to 6 dealers call back, and we just had them give us their lowest price. My mom bought a car that stickered at $17,250 and she paid $14,797. The dealer she bought from was really great. Try the fax attack. All you have to do is make up a simple fax page telling what you want, what options you want, be sure to include both the MSRP and the invoice price of the car, and the options. Give the total in both figures, and the color(s) you could live with. Good luck. Let us know how you made out. Oh don't just send the fax to the dealership, you probably have to get the name of the sales manager's name. Send the fax to him/her.
Aug 12, 2005 (7:22 pm)
Gas hit $2.65 here today. The Corolla is looking better and better.
#3617 of 4025 03 Corrola Brakes
Aug 14, 2005 (7:44 pm)
I have 45,000 miles on my 2003 manual Corrola and inspection of the front disc brakes shows the pads worn down to within about twice the thickness of the backplate. In the GM world that's about time to change the brakes so I'm thinking it's the same here too. Am I correct?
Secondly, since I've only put pads on GM cars, I'm not sure if there are any gotchas with Toyotas. They look better made (gee what a surprise). Are there any things I should plan on doing or look out for? Can anyone suggest the best kind of pads to buy?
Any help is appreciated.
Regards and safe driving,
#3618 of 4025 Fuel Filler Neck Problem in Toyota Corolla
Aug 15, 2005 (10:41 am)
I have a 1991 Toyota Corolla with a bad Fuel Filler Neck tube. Would like to replace it with something other than OEM, but with out any major modifications. Any IDEAS???