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You are in the Toyota Corolla
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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
Aug 18, 2006 (12:51 pm)
Corolla doesn't have ABS standard because that was unusual in the economy sedan class way back in 2002 when the current Corolla debuted.
That's really an irrelevant point because if Toyota can fit ABS to some Corollas they could fit it to all. It's a question of cost and perception in the market place. If nobody bought Corollas without ABS you can be sure that they would all appear with ABS.
#3834 of 4027 Re: ABS [grandtotal]
Aug 18, 2006 (2:01 pm)
It's a question of cost and perception in the market place.
Actually that was my point, but stated in a different way.
If nobody bought Corollas without ABS you can be sure that they would all appear with ABS.
I don't understand your point. Tons of people bought Civics before they had ABS standard. (Until 2006, you couldn't even get ABS on many Civics, even as an option.) So why did Honda add ABS to all '06 Civics as standard equipment? Also, lots of people buy Elantras now. Still, Hyundai made ABS standard on the 2007 Elantra.
#3835 of 4027 Re: A/C Performance in 2005-2007 Corolla? [jaxs1]
Aug 23, 2006 (6:28 pm)
It works great!
We just drove through the Mojave desert running the a/c in 100+ degree temps and not only did the a/c work great, we got 38 mpgs to boot on a car that only had 840 miles on it.
My fellow passenger kept asking me to turn the a/c down as I do like it cold.
The engine temp stayed the same as any other day, right before the half way line.
We went up some decent hills in the heat and no problems either.
Aug 25, 2006 (12:13 pm)
We're in St. Louis and our rented '06 Corolla has icy a/c. Great seats to boot, but the rest of the car is just so so. Really time for the new version to show it's face. This car looks old & feels old compared to the Civic & Mazda 3. Am very anxious to see what they've come up with for '08.
#3837 of 4027 Re: Great A/C [sandman46]
Aug 28, 2006 (3:35 am)
I saw some '08 pictures somewhere on the web. Just search for 2008 Corolla and you'll find them too.
I need to buy another one in '07 and thought I'd wait for the '08 Corolla to come out so as to not have two that look the same (although I do love my '05 as is). After seeing the pictures (yuk!) I've decided to not wait and buy the Civic - but not without looking at the Mazda 3 first.
#3838 of 4027 2008 Toyota Corolla
Sep 28, 2006 (12:29 pm)
When is the 2008 Toyota Corolla coming out.
#3839 of 4027 Re: 2008 Toyota Corolla [cubssoxs]
Oct 14, 2006 (10:57 am)
The redesigned Corolla is already on sale in Japan. Will arrive in North America sometime later....I would guess spring or summer 2007. Along with the sedan, which will be called the Corolla Axio, they're introducing a station wagon, called the Corolla Fielder.
Will be built on the same chassis and wheelbase as the existing Corolla. The styling, to me, is disappointing...very bland and ho hum, compared with the Yaris Sedan and the new Camry. I don't think anyone will be holding their breath waiting in anticipation, except maybe those who have been hoping for a wagon version.
Here's a link to an Oct 11th story. If you google "2008 Corolla", you will find many others....
#3840 of 4027 Why no new model in '07?
Oct 14, 2006 (1:50 pm)
In my best Fred Willard voice: "Wha' happened?"
#3841 of 4027 Re: Why no new model in '07? [electrobuzz]
Oct 14, 2006 (1:58 pm)
The current Corolla debuted for the 2003 MY so with Toyota's typical five-year cycle, no new Corolla would be expected until the 2008 MY.
I think we will see it here sometime in early 2007, since the 2003 model came out in early 2002 and it's already selling in Japan, but we'll have to wait and see.
#3842 of 4027 Re: Why no new model in '07? [backy]
Oct 15, 2006 (7:22 am)
Thanks for the reply, Backy. I thought I read here somewhere that folks were anticipating a new design for the '07 model year. My Bad.
A bit of a tangent --- didn't the late 20th Century / early 21st Century Corolla look dang cool from the trunk view?? The letters on the back made it seem more pricey somehow. However, the increase in size in the newest generation is worth the slight tradeoff for potential perceived coolness of the previous.