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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#3655 of 4027 my 2005 toyota corolla sport
Oct 31, 2005 (9:25 am)
hiya's. i just joined the group and i wanted to say that i and my wife and even b4 i was married, was always buying used toyota's to drive. ever since the first one i bought, i was very impressed with them. finally in my lifetime, i got a bank loan in 2004 to buy a brand new toyota corolla sport, indigo pearl blue. i have to say ... i am extremely happy with it too. it is an awesome car. i try to wash it at least once a week . inside and outside. i have the oil changed every 3000 miles, although the dealer says this car can go up to 5000 miles between oil changes. i am trying to keep this car in the original factory condition for as long as i own this car, which i plan on owning it for my lifetime.i did a test to see what kind of gas mileage i was getting, although i know what it said on the window sticker which was very impressive considering the price of gasoline these days. i got 35 miles to the gallon while driving in the city and i got 41 miles to the gallon on the highway. VERY IMPRESSIVE!!!!. toyota should be very proud of themselves for this accomplishment. i constantly get compliments on the corolla sport as i keep in shiny inside and out as much as possible. and it's my desire that it look as nice as it does right now , in 5 years or so when it's paid off and actually even longer than that. so, if anyone reads this post and is looking to purchase a new car, you can't go wrong with a toyota corolla sport...
#3656 of 4027 Does anyone know......
Nov 05, 2005 (4:39 am)
.....what year model Toyota went back to a timing chain in the Corolla?
Nov 05, 2005 (10:38 am)
#3659 of 4027 Re: Does anyone know...... [bottgers]
Nov 07, 2005 (12:40 pm)
1998 was the first year of the new all-aluminum 1.8 with the timing chain.
#3660 of 4027 Re: 2005 Corolla [tiger4866]
Nov 07, 2005 (2:18 pm)
I have an 2003 (made in 02) Corolla and have had no trouble like you describe, but a friend with a 05 Matrix has been pulling his hair out with Toyota over starting problems when the car is warm almost from the first day he drove it off the lot. He has had new fuel pumps installed and other items that were supposed to fix it but it still (hard starting occurs). From what he tells me Toyota is aware of this issue called "Hot Soak", happening when the engine is warm but not hot. I'm not sure about the emmission failure??? I think if you look you will find lots of information on Matrix problems and I suspect you have the same with you Corrola.
#3661 of 4027 Re: 2005 Corolla [vlanman25]
Nov 07, 2005 (6:39 pm)
I hear the problem is with 2005 corolla's made after a certain date. I now have a 2006 which I have had no issues with. I'm soooooo frustrated with my dealer and Toyota in general! I called them about 2 months ago about another issue, haven't heard back, wrote to Toyota, they were no help, now I e-mailed the dealer about 2 weeks ago with no reply.
#3662 of 4027 Re: 2005 Corolla [tiger4866]
Nov 08, 2005 (9:38 am)
Please don't get me started on Toyota dealers with regard to service. As far as I can see, that's the only weak spot with owning a Toyota, getting quality service. I'm still trying to find a dealer I can count on. Others on this forum though don't feel the same and have had good luck. I was thinking it might be the northeast area..
Good luck with your Corrola,
#3663 of 4027 Re: 2005 Corolla [vlanman25]
Nov 09, 2005 (2:44 pm)
I'm about ready to right to Toyota again. They told me to take it up with the dealer but that's not helping at all.
#3664 of 4027 Just change the transmission fluid, why it still dirty?
Nov 18, 2005 (11:24 am)
I just have a machanic changed my corolla 97 auto transmission fluid. They used Valvoline DEXRONŽ III/MERCON. I watched him drained and cleaned pan, changed the gasket. After 2 weeks, I checked my transmission fluid after running by have the engine turn on. It was mixed red and dark.
Would that be the problem? Do I have to change it again?
I did some resarch, it said the 3 speed have differential oil that need to be replaced too. I knew he did not change that, so I may have to change it again.
Do I need to use the same exact oil same as the above one for my differential oil?
Thank a lot