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#3883 of 4027 Re: Catalytic Converter & Chk Engine Light
May 17, 2007 (7:22 pm)
I have a 2001 Corolla and have replaced the cat 3X with aftermarket Universals. The engine light ultimately comes back on each time. I have replaced 2 o2 sensors AND had the fuel injectors first cleaned then replaced. This has been going on since last summer. The worst is that is runs with some sort of roughness, especially while idling. I've been told by the dealership that it is not misfiring and that the cat is not a Toyota part, so will not make my car run the way it was designed to. I will not pay the $1,400 ransom to have it replaced again. Today another mechanic told me that it may be that since I went with a universal instead of an exact fit, that could be the problem. I made an appointment for next week to take it back to the guy who has already relpaced it 3X. Do I insist it is the wrong part and that an exact fit was what he needs to put on? Now since it has been welded would that even work? Is it an exaust leak, he assured me it wasn't, but Toyota says it is. I can't see the truth through all the urban legend these people tell to get my money!!!
#3884 of 4027 Re: Buying a Used 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla Review [sales2010]
May 18, 2007 (4:13 am)
AC and heat are fine. As with all small cars, the AC might not be as cold as you would like when it is 95 and 80% humidity and you are stuck in traffic, but it is still good.
Corollas have had a chain beginning with the '98 model, and it is very easy to do the routine maintenance, compared to other makes.
#3885 of 4027 Re: Buying a Used 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla Review [sales2010]
May 18, 2007 (5:01 am)
The car will be a year old 0n the 25th of this month. We live in North East Ohio and have had no problems withe AC or Heat. As a matter of fact we haven't had any problems with the car at all. I believe Toyota did a way with the timing belt in the late 90's or early 2000.
#3886 of 4027 Re: Buying a Used 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla Review [kenym]
May 18, 2007 (5:59 am)
Don't understand the "driving position issue". I am 6 foot 225 pounds and 70 years old and have know trouble with getting in or out of my wife's 06 Corolla.
I am 6'1" and 260 pounds and I have no problems getting into and out of the problem. I am averaging about 32 mpg in mostly city driving but I only have 1200 miles on mine.
#3887 of 4027 Re: Buying a Used 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla Review [kenym]
May 18, 2007 (7:13 am)
The problem with the Corolla's driving position has been documented in multiple reviews, including CR's. Basically, for many people (obviously not you), if you move the seat back so that the legs are supported comfortably, the wheel is too far away. Then if you move the seat up so that the wheel is a comfortable reach, the thighs are not supported. But I am glad you are very happy with your car. I think the Corolla is a good little car, except for this one issue. (I've owned two Corollas from past generations.)
Since everyone is a different size/shape (e.g. I am not 6 foot and 225 lbs.), that is why I recommended to the prospective buyer that all the drivers take the Corolla for a long drive, to make sure the driving position is comfortable.
#3889 of 4027 Re: Buying a Used 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla Review [backy]
May 18, 2007 (8:21 am)
The Corolla is my wife's car. She is about 5' 7", no clue to her weight and her age is just a estimate at best. I asked her if she was uncomfortable with the seating positions in the Corolla and she didn't seem to have a problem with them, actually she had know idea what I was talking about. However we use her car for daily trips around town and average a couple of hundred miles a week. When go on vacation or out of town we use my LS 350. The longest trip we had in the Corolla was when we visited our grand son at Ohio State last fall.( About two hundred miles each way )
#3890 of 4027 Re: Buying a Used 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla Review [kenym]
May 18, 2007 (10:50 am)
Thanks for all the reviews!!! I really like these informative forums.
#3891 of 4027 Re: Buying a Used 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla Review [kenym]
May 18, 2007 (10:55 am)
The Corolla is my wife's car. She is about 5' 7", no clue to her weight and her age is just a estimate at best.
How could it be that you don't know how old your wife is? I would have thought that there was at least one form that you jointly filled out where it was listed (like perhaps a marriage license/loanappl/rentalform/deed/taxform/medicalform), or would have seen her drivers license.
#3892 of 4027 Re: Buying a Used 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla Review [kiawah]
May 18, 2007 (2:13 pm)
We have been married 46 years. When we were first married I was four years older then my wife and nine years younger than her sister. Last year I found out that I am now five years older than her sister and about ten years older than my wife. Not sure exactly how that happened but age is just a number. Sorry to have gotten off topic.