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#3691 of 4027 2006 Toyota Corolla S Automatic--Buy It
Jan 02, 2006 (2:14 pm)
Purchased a 2006 Toyota Corolla S automatic for my wife two weeks ago. Traded in a 2003 Toyota RAV 4 L after owning it for three years. Primary reason for the trade was better gas mileage.
The dealership, Northtown Toyota/Scion in Amherst, NY is outstanding regarding the sale price and their service. Been buying Toyotas from them for the past 30 years and recommend them highly.
My 1999 Toyota Camry LE which I bought new is probably the best car I have ever owned. It still drives like new and even better since I purchased Michelin Hydroedge tires for the vehicle.
Never had a problem with any Toyota product that I purchased and this is why I am a loyal customer. Please note, I do not work for Toyota or any Toyota dealership. Take this as a personal recommendation on Toyota products from a retired "Baby Boomer"!
#3692 of 4027 Re: TIRE ADVICE / RECOMENDATIONS WANTED [hmohta]
Jan 08, 2006 (8:32 am)
I have had very good experiences with Kumhos. I had a set of regular, all season Kumhos on an old Volks Rabbit and they were great. Good quiet ride and good handling. I also had a set of performance (speed rated) Kumhos on a Hyundai Tiburon. Also excellent.
The Kumhos from my experience are a somewhat softer rubber compound than other tires (compared to say Michelins), so they handle and ride really well BUT the tradeoff is they will probably not last as long. Personally, I like that tradeoff, because the Kumhos are so inexpensive to buy, yet perform very well.
Hope this helps.
#3693 of 4027 Re: TIRE ADVICE / RECOMENDATIONS WANTED [barnee61]
Jan 08, 2006 (10:12 am)
Michelins aren't great for wear either. I replaced the OEM Michelins on my Elantra a year ago--they lasted only 30k miles. So far the Kumhos are wearing well. I expect they will last at least as long as the Michelins, but the Kumhos cost less than half what the Michelins cost.
#3694 of 4027 Re: TIRE ADVICE / RECOMENDATIONS WANTED [backy]
Jan 08, 2006 (1:00 pm)
Backy, you are right...the Kumhos can't be beat, especially when price is taken into consideration. Good handling, good riding tire too, from the two sets I've owned. Glad to see they're wearing well too!
Jan 08, 2006 (4:40 pm)
I know that Toyota is 'funny' about the options that they actually put into cars (about 10 years ago the made a Tercel with ABS but without Power Steering!) so I was wondering if the 5M LE is available with ABS, and if so, what other goofy stuff do they force on you?
#3697 of 4027 Re: Temporary Spare Tire Questions..... [joecarnut]
Jan 08, 2006 (5:58 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.
#3698 of 4027 Re: Corolla LE 5M with ABS [integradriver]
Jan 09, 2006 (6:30 am)
I ordered my '99 LE 5 speed with ABS and other things, exactly the way I wanted it. It took 3 months, but so what - I got exactly what I wanted. It could take less time, depending on how lucky you are - depends on the factory on when they are building certain combinations. I was willing to wait because I planned ahead - I new when I wanted a new car about 4 years before I took delivery - so waiting was no problem.
#3699 of 4027 Re: Corolla LE 5M with ABS [mcdawgg]
Jan 09, 2006 (10:41 am)
Unfortunatley, I'm looking to replace a stolen vehicle and don't have the luxury of waiting. When I get a chance to go into a dealership, I can ask, but I've seen 31 Corollas so far and no MT, let alone ABS.
Jan 10, 2006 (5:47 pm)
I recently bought a short ram intake for my 05 Corolla and noticed a vacumm line I believe coming off the top of the engine and into the the air filter assembly. The ram intake does not allow me to hook this line back in. What can i do fix my situation?