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#3976 of 4027 Re: Corolla '99 Doors Holding Water [goldy2]
Sep 06, 2009 (2:32 am)
Are the doors actually getting filled with water or are the locks just freezing ? Freezing locks is a common problem with almost any car after a rain and then a freeze. Doors filling with water is a totally different problem and has to be some kind of weather stripping problem.
#3977 of 4027 Re: Corolla '99 Doors Holding Water [goldy2]
Sep 06, 2009 (9:16 am)
There's an interesting problem. My '98 has never done that, but I don't discount your issue because of my experiences. I hope you get a good answer!
#3978 of 4027 Re: Corolla '99 Doors Holding Water [goldy2]
Oct 11, 2009 (7:31 am)
It sounds to me like the drain holes at the bottom of your doors (there should be two) are plugged with grime and dirt--check close to the welding seam of your doors to see if there's anything obstructing these holes. If so, you can use a thin wire, like a straightened paper clip, to unplug the holes.
#3979 of 4027 Current Corolla owner looking at current gen Civic
Dec 23, 2009 (5:56 am)
I currently have a '99 Corolla and I'm seriously considering an '06 or newer Civic.
The 5 speed manual Corolla's been a fantastic car; unbelievably reliable, still gets 38 MPG with 201K miles on it, everything still works and the car runs and drives fine, and it's reasonably comfortable. However, I'm getting older and while driving a stick at times is still enjoyable for me, it's a real pain in the a$$ in heavy traffic, so I want my next car equipped with an automatic.
While I like '03 and newer Corollas, I like the '06 and newer Civics better. Not only are they better looking, they just seem to be a better car all around. I absolutely love the Civic's 5 speed automatic. However, I have heard some things about the latest gen Civics that leaves a little cautious about buying one.
Some have said they're reliability isn't up to the levels of the previous gens.
Some have said the 5 speed auto is problematic.
Some have said to stay away from the '06 model because since that was the first model year of the current gen, they were still working out some bugs so it had more problems that later year models.
Is there any truth to any of these statements? Is there anything else about this car I should consider before buying one?
There seems to be more reliability issues with the new Civic compared to previous gens. In terms of reliability, would I be better off just going with say an '04-'06 Corolla?
#3980 of 4027 Re: Current Corolla owner looking at current gen Civic [bottgers]
Dec 23, 2009 (6:04 am)
I would stay away from the 06-07 Non Si Civics. They had issues with the engine blocks cracking, Honda has even issued a tsb regarding this issue.
#3983 of 4027 Swap engine or junk the car - Opinions please
Feb 17, 2010 (9:26 pm)
I have a 1999 Toyota Corolla with 172K on it. I have a mechanic that would install a 2001 engine with 51K on it for $1500 (Total). The car's engine is shot with white smoke coming out of the tail pipe (shut the car off immediately). Prior to this the car burned and leaked oil...a quart a week.....and one of the spark plugs always had a lot of oil on it.... The car is in decent shape with newer tires, newer starter, newer brakes, and has been maintained on an above average basis. This car would be used for my daughter as a 1st car... What are the pros and cons of an engine swap? If fixed, the car will be worth a bit more than the cost to cure.... but I don't want headaches. There would be a six month guarantee with the engine replacement. What say you?
#3984 of 4027 Re: Swap engine or junk the car - Opinions please [southflorida3]
Feb 18, 2010 (8:28 am)
To me that's a no brainer. I have a 2001 Corolla with 50,500 miles on that runs like a clock. I also have a 1998 Corolla and a 2009 Corolla. If my motor went on my 1998 and I could get the deal for a Toyota motor with 51,000 miles on it for $1500.00 like you were offered, I would jump at it to throw into my 1998. That car would probrably gain another ten plus years of life.
#3985 of 4027 XM radio
Apr 02, 2010 (6:24 pm)
Does anyone know on the LE 2009 Corolla that is not equipped with XM if besides the bracket and unit does it need a antenna or is it already installed.