Last post on Nov 01, 2012 at 10:05 PM
You are in the Toyota Corolla
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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#4017 of 4025 ...another thing I'd like to add...
Oct 26, 2012 (11:08 am)
...I like the fact that the automatic tranny in the Corolla is only a 4 speed...many people may like/want 5/6/7 speed autos, but keep in mind, the simpler and fewer parts in any mechanical device means there's less that can go wrong with it....these 4 speeds they put in the Corollas are bullet proof as long as you keep up on the fluid changes...
#4018 of 4025 Re: What's your Toyota Corolla Experience? Okay or not okay? [bottgers]
Oct 26, 2012 (11:16 am)
Gotta agree with everything you said about the Corollas. I can get very close to the same mileage you're getting on the highway, but my problem is my driving is like 90% city. In the city the best I ever got with my Corollas was 28 mpg. I'm on my fifth or sixth Corolla and my goal is to buy a Corolla plug-in or a Corolla convertible should they ever make one. I love my 91 Miata but I'd really like to experience a convertible Corolla.
#4019 of 4025 What to expect from the next Corolla next fall
Oct 30, 2012 (7:32 pm)
100 lb weight loss
30/38 EPA MPG (somewhere around there)
More luxury features available like Push Button Start, JBL Audio, Rear view camera, heated seats, etc
My only real question is will Corolla get a hybrid version? Toyota has said EVERY model will have a hybrid version by 2020.
#4020 of 4025 Re: What to expect from the next Corolla next fall [empoweredbc]
Oct 31, 2012 (5:10 am)
Awesome ! When they get a hybrid I'll be first in line.
Oct 31, 2012 (9:41 am)
I bet a hybrid Corolla would be awesome! Think of the MPGs you could get with that thing!
#4022 of 4025 Re: What to expect from the next Corolla next fall [terceltom]
by kirstie_h HOST
Oct 31, 2012 (10:00 am)
If most people posted that, I'd think it was just idle talk, but I actually believe you WOULD be first in line, Tom!
#4023 of 4025 Re: What to expect from the next Corolla next fall [empoweredbc]
Nov 01, 2012 (1:17 pm)
I'm a little disappointed in the projected fuel economy numbers of the new Corolla. I'd rather they forgo the bump in HP and make the car more fuel efficient. It seems they are more concerned about HP numbers than fuel economy numbers. With gas prices likely to keep going up, so should the mileage of new vehicles. If automakers were less concerned about power output and more concerned with MPGs they could easily have cars like the Corolla getting 50 MPG on the highway by now....instead we get more power and the same or less fuel economy....
#4024 of 4025 Re: What to expect from the next Corolla next fall [bottgers]
Nov 01, 2012 (4:17 pm)
If automakers were less concerned about power output and more concerned with MPGs they could easily have cars like the Corolla getting 50 MPG on the highway by now....instead we get more power and the same or less fuel economy....
Well... the new Sentra has only 130 hp, down 10 from 2012, and does have higher FE than the old car... but no better than the 155 hp Mazda3 or 148 hp Elantra, and not much better than the 160 hp Focus... or even the new Altima!
So I am not sure lower hp is the answer, not with the weight of compacts being what it is today because of bigger cars, more safety etc.
#4025 of 4025 Toyota is working on all-new engines
Nov 01, 2012 (10:05 pm)
Turbos, CTVs, Hybrids......plenty of cool, new stuff is coming down the pipeline. This is the last go-round for the old bored-and-stroked 1.8 in the Corolla, or the 2.5 in the Camry/Rav4. And Toyota already has the #1 lineup in overall fuel efficiency.
3 years from now, by 2015, you won't recognize the engine lineup. The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades!
But the next Corolla will be lighter, faster, and more efficient. No need to fret now...