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#3905 of 4027 Re: Buying a Used 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla Review [kenym]
Jun 09, 2007 (3:40 pm)
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'll explain my problem with the driving position.
I'm 6'4", 190 lbs. I have no trouble getting in and out. I have trouble getting comfortable when in the driver's seat. To set the seat where I can reach the wheel properly (as in my Honda, or any other vehicle) my legs are way too scrunched. If I scoot the seat back to where my legs are comfortable (all the way back), I can't reach the wheel without stretching.
The car itself is fine. Lacking in low-end power, has numb steering, and a buzzy engine at high revs. It has good economy, proven reliability, and good interior room. But the driving position is perfectly awful.
(The vehicle I drove was a 2004 Corolla LE, Automatic, and was my ex-girlfriend's car).
#3906 of 4027 Re: Buying a Used 2003-2007 Toyota Corolla Review [thegraduate]
Jun 10, 2007 (11:09 am)
"The car itself is fine. Lacking in low-end power, has numb steering, and a buzzy engine at high revs. It has good economy, proven reliability, and good interior room. But the driving position is perfectly awful."
That is your opinion. The Corolla belongs to my wife. I don't drive it much but I have never had a problem with getting in the vehicle or being uncomfortable while riding or driving the car. I have know idea what a buzzy engine or numb steering means and really care too. The car is a little more than a year old and has averaged 30+ MPG overall, runs great looks great and most importantly the wife loves the car.
#3907 of 4027 Next Generation Corolla
Jun 15, 2007 (5:12 am)
Does anyone know when the next generation Corolla will be available in the US? I am thinking about buying one of the current models, and I would like to know how much time I have to make a decision.
#3908 of 4027 Re: Next Generation Corolla [koolrose]
Jun 15, 2007 (8:39 am)
Consensus seems to indicate spring 2008 for the all-new 2009 Corolla. The 2008 Corolla has been announced and is carry-over.
#3909 of 4027 Re: Next Generation Corolla [backy]
Jun 15, 2007 (10:23 am)
Will it still be built in USA and Canada? I wish some would be built in Japan
#3910 of 4027 Optional JBL audio power output???
Jul 03, 2007 (11:44 am)
Does anyone know just how much audio power the optional JBL music system delivers in the Corolla? I see that this optional package is now available with the S model for the carryover '08 Corolla. Does it include a subwoofer? I can't get a straight answer from the Toyota website. Upon purchase I'm not sure whether to go with this option or seek aftermarket. I've heard that Toyota sound systems are lame, to say the least, except in the Camry. That optional JBL set-up delivers a whopping 440 watts!
Any 4-1-1 will be appreciated!
#3911 of 4027 Re: Optional JBL audio power output??? [aladdinsane]
Jul 04, 2007 (10:13 pm)
Hey, i have an 07 corolla s with the sound package, and it did not come with a sub. I had an old one I used from my other car though. But the sound is great without a sub, it seems fairly accurate, even at high volumes.
#3912 of 4027 Re: 2000 Corolla Quality issues... [minders82]
Jul 08, 2007 (5:38 am)
I just bought a 2000 corrola VE with a 3 speed transmission. I have been looking on the web trying to find out what is the history behind this transmission? Is it reliable? Does it get the same mileage as the 4 speed? I was worried that I might not like what I hear but can some one give me some insight on this?
Jul 09, 2007 (6:23 am)
It should be reliable, but will get nowhere near the mpg of the 4 speed on the highway, where it will lose about 5 mpg maybe more depending on speed.
It will also be noisier on the highway, and may accelerate a little slower.
Should be good around town, but not great where the speed limit is 80 mph.
#3914 of 4027 2003 Corolla Front door Seals...
Aug 20, 2007 (4:56 pm)
i Have a 2003 Toyota Corolla S, and the other day while wiping and cleaning the interior i noticed that the front door seals (on the car half, not the door itself) had a wear mark and worn right through. It seems that being long legged and having the seat all the way back, i rub the seal as i get into the car. Not sure if anyone else has had this problem, but wanted to pass the info on. Just so others are aware and able to keep this from happening to them. I dread the cost to replace them. But all in all i enjoy the car, and glad i bought it.