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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#3737 of 4027 TOYOTA..The king of reliability
Apr 09, 2006 (8:22 am)
I just traded in my 1999 Corolla for a 2006 Corolla. This by far has to be the best desision i ever made. I love this car. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but it is a pleasure to drive. Its a little noisy, But im still breaking it in. I see a LOT of Hondas on the road. I could easily think to my self, I should of bought a Honda, But this is not the case. Honda is everywhere. There is even a Honda Magazine. Toyota has nothing to prove. They are just hanging low, Knowing that they are the King of reliability. Thanks Toyota... I will never turn back
#3738 of 4027 Re: TOYOTA..The king of reliability [poliva2]
Apr 10, 2006 (5:59 am)
I agree with you. I have a '99 LE 5 speed manual with 83,000 miles, ultra reliable, and very easy to preform the routine maintenance. How was your '99? Any issues? How many miles?
#3739 of 4027 Re: TOYOTA..The king of reliability [mcdawgg]
Apr 10, 2006 (12:54 pm)
The 4 cylinder Toyota's are hard to beat for reliability.
Does anyone know if I can fit 185/75 14 tires on my 02 Corolla?
Stock is 175 or 185/65
I got a deal on these tires.
#3740 of 4027 Re: TOYOTA..The king of reliability [mcdawgg]
Apr 10, 2006 (3:28 pm)
I loved my 99 Corolla. i just thought it was time to update it. I had no issues with it. It had 47000 Miles on it and I got $4000 for it. My new Corolla is just dying to go above 55 MPH, But i was told to drive it like my Grandma would for the first 1000 Miles. My question is, Is Honda as good as all these Auto Magazines praise it to Be?? Just curious.. Thanks
#3741 of 4027 Re: TOYOTA..The king of reliability [poliva2]
Apr 11, 2006 (4:19 am)
The Auto Magazines are into performance, sporty cars. Because Honda designs their cars more for performance, etc. than comfort, etc., that is why the auto magazines are into them, and that is why you read here how Honda is the best, etc. The people that post here are more the auto magazine crowd that likes the sportiness, and they tend to be very vocal.
However, Toyota is still by far the sales leader, and the most successful company, so that means to me that they are building what most people want, which is less towards the performance side.
Oops, strayed from the topic. Congrats on the new Corolla. I know you will like it even more than the '99.
#3742 of 4027 Re: Troublesome Door Latch [barnee61]
Apr 16, 2006 (1:00 pm)
Actually, the 4 configurations mentioned in the manual are related to the interaction of the locks with the position of the automatic transmission or your key in the ignition switch, not this particular issue. I still haven't found a way to prevent the doors from being opened from the inside (even when locked) other than using the child locks which only work for the rear doors.
Anyone have any other ideas?
#3743 of 4027 Re: Troublesome Door Latch [peregrine]
Apr 18, 2006 (4:58 pm)
To my knowledge, locked doors are to keep people out of the car, not to keep them in. The child locks do the "keep them in" function, but I've never heard of front locks having that feature.
Of course, I could be wrong. I often am.
Hopefully someone else will have a more definitive answer. Good luck in your quest....
#3744 of 4027 Re: Troublesome Door Latch [barnee61]
Apr 19, 2006 (6:57 am)
You are correct. Other than child proof locks on the back doors, the feature does not exist. The only feature that is similar is the power window lock. When activated, only the driver can operate the power windows. To my knowledge, no vehicle has it.
#3745 of 4027 Re: Troublesome Door Latch [petl]
Apr 21, 2006 (2:42 am)
Seems like a convenient feature to me. I would not normally pull on a door latch at speed just to see if it would open. I suppose one could argue that you should not be able to pull the hood latch either (or, for that matter, adjust the radio, operate a cell phone, etc. all of which are dangerous to the oocupants as well as others). The kids should be in the back where the doors are designed with both features.
Of course, I'm sure in this nanny society, someone will successfully sue Toyota for this feature someday.
#3746 of 4027 Re: Troublesome Door Latch [jacknimble]
Apr 21, 2006 (4:02 am)
Just for the heck of it... one can't open the hood from inside anyway. Pull the latch, yes. But not open to hood.
Now, this may seem simplistic, but there is a reason it works the way it does. In the old days, there were no inside hood releases - it was outside only. Everbody had access to everybody else's engine. For security, an inside release was used - if the doors are locked the hood is locked. Now, if one changes from car to car, even a SMART person can easily confuse the hood latch handle with some car's parking brake release handle, Soooo... for safety, one has to stand in front of the vehicle WHILE IT IS STOPPED to actually unlatch and open the hood. The design difference being that a person SMART enough to drive (excluding toddlers of course) would NOT pull a DOOR release handle while the car is moving - or would they?