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#3679 of 4027 Very UnHappy!!!!! Please Help!
Dec 19, 2005 (8:41 am)
This is my second Toyota Corolla, the first was a '99 LE (standard tranny. It lasted a long time (120K in 4 years). I loved the car, when i was ready for a newer model, I opted for the Corolla Sport (standard)2004. Since i have had this car there have been nothing but problems. Minor as they may be i would expect better quality from a Toyota. First ( i mean same day as i picked up the car) the cheesy ground effects began falling off, i had to take the car back to the dealership twice. Then, I began having problems putting it in gear; i would (and still do) have to go through all the gears till it would 'fit'. Then it began to 'pop' out of reverse. I took in and they found no problems, said i probably just didn't put it in gear right! And there is the unusual tire wear, the tires started to go around 16K now at 25K are completely bald (held off waiting for a reply from the dealer). Probably due the tire wear, the car shakes at high speeds (60mph and up). In addition, the little compartments inside the car have begun to break (and no i am not 'hard' on them i just use them as they were intended). And now, 25k, not only is the rubber seam around the driverside window twisted and coming off but the motor for the power window is on last legs; it is supposed to go all the way down with 1 push/click of the button but i am lucky if it goes down 1/2 way, and getting it to go back up takes patience and luck (to get it to line up with the messed up rubber seam!, this often takes a few tries to get an adequate seal). If anyone has had any of these problems or has any advise for me please help! When ever i take it into a dealership the guys give me the run around! Please help!!!!
#3680 of 4027 2005 corolla LE passenger door mirror
Dec 19, 2005 (3:29 pm)
Hi, I have a 2005 corolla LE and I would like to know how to replace the door passenger side mirror. I bought the mirror and and I want to know if I can install it. what tools do I need or if I should just take it to a body shop.
#3681 of 4027 Re: Very UnHappy!!!!! Please Help! [pyewakett79]
Dec 19, 2005 (8:25 pm)
take it to another dealer and see what they can do for your situation
#3682 of 4027 Re: considering a corolla [nhsteve]
Dec 20, 2005 (10:20 am)
The 2006 Corolla is a nice car. If your going to get
a new 2006, I suggest you skip the CE model, and opt for
either the "S" or "LE" models. As for handling in the snow,
I don't know, but aside from anti-lock brakes, the Corolla
is available with "Vehicle Skid Control" (VSC), a good
safety feature. Corolla is known for it's reliability.
It is a good candidate as a commuter car. As for comfort,
I find it comfortable, but you should be the judge of that.
The "S" and "LE" models come with 195 series tires, which
you don't get with the CE model. The question is will
switching from a bigger car - Subaru Outback to a smaller
Corolla be the right choice. You may want to rent a Corolla
for a weekend - a model with the VSC and anti-lock brakes
and drive it around in some rainy weather.
I had a nicely equipped LE Corolla rental for a weekend
and found it quite nice. The car is not a power house, but
has adaquate power for commuting.
I suggest you check out website www.carsdirect.com
You can check out the different Corolla models without
making a commitment.
#3683 of 4027 Re: Very UnHappy!!!!! Please Help! [tjdepere2004]
Dec 21, 2005 (8:52 am)
Well I took it to another dealer and was treated rudely by the sales manager. But the good news is that i complained to the general manager about not only the car but the treatment i received and so far they seem apologetic and willing to at least try to help me. We shall see then....
Has anyone else had any similar problems with there corollas?
#3684 of 4027 Re: Very UnHappy!!!!! Please Help! [pyewakett79]
Dec 21, 2005 (8:16 pm)
Not me. My experience with the dealer has been fine - nor have I had the problems you are having. Skip the sales manager at another dealership; that is like the separation of church and state. Go to the service manager, explain your issue in clinical terms, and if you have a good service manager, he (or she) will fix it.
Hope everything works out for you.
#3685 of 4027 2001 Corolla buying decsion
Dec 23, 2005 (6:51 pm)
I am getting my mom a new used car and I am looking at 2 2001 Corolla's One is a LE with 47,000 and one is a CE with 58,000. Both look good although the front passenger side door was replaced on the LE and the workman ship looks questionable. What I really would like know are what are the problems, however minor, with his car. My mom will just be drivering around town, no long trips and will put very few miles on the car per year and on a very limited budjet. Any info would be greatly appericated.
#3686 of 4027 Temporary Spare Tire Questions.....
Dec 29, 2005 (8:18 pm)
Can any of you tell me how long the temporary spare tire is supposed to last?
Also is there room where the temp spare is now, to replace it with a full size spare tire in its place?
Thanks for any info as it will help us with some buying decisions.
#3687 of 4027 Re: Temporary Spare Tire Questions..... [joecarnut]
Dec 29, 2005 (10:30 pm)
You might want to take the measurements and see if it'll fit back there. I personally don't like the donut spare tires. They're meant to get you to a repair shop and not to be driven on at over 50 MPH or so. I was a tow truck driver for 5 years and every time I told someone that as soon as I changed their tire they were passing me at 75 with it on. Then again though I do live in So Cal if that tells you anything. I had a spare on my 2000 Corolla one time on the rear and I didn't like the way the car handled with it on and was glad to get it off.
#3688 of 4027 Re: Temporary Spare Tire Questions..... [vincewood30]
Dec 30, 2005 (10:25 am)
I live in SoCal too, so that does tell me something.
This spare tire issue has someone in my family considering a Camry instead because of the spare tire.
We go to Laughlin and the Sierras and would hate to get stranded out in the desert.
So unless those spares are rated better these days or if we can put a full size spare in a Corolla, we will be getting a Camry.