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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#488 of 4027 re:snwflwrselena & riverus
Mar 23, 2001 (2:46 pm)
Does it makes squealing or squeeking sound? If it squeeking sound, its probably the suspension. There's a TSB for it in the NHTSA website (www.nhtsa.gov) and your dealer should fix it regardless of the warranty.
Here's an excerpt:
Service Bulletin Number: ST00100
Bulletin Sequence Number: 100
Date of Bulletin: 0001
NHTSA Item Number: SB610070
Summary: SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A SQUEAKING NOISE FROM THE FRONT SUSPENSION.
Its probably something is tapping on the steering rack. There's also a TSB for the problem:
Service Bulletin Number: ST00598
Bulletin Sequence Number: 304
Date of Bulletin: 9811
NHTSA Item Number: SB603026
Summary: CONCERNS OF STEERING COLUMN NOISE.
My 99 Corolla exhibits both of these problem.
I did brought the car to the dealer twice while unaware of the TSB at that times. They seemed able to fix it, but the problem return after a few days. I think the pinging sound is gone now, but the squeaking still present. It happen intermittently only when I go over a speed bump a slow speed.
Thats the only problems I have so far with it. So far it has somewhat meet what I expected from Toyota.
#489 of 4027 2001 Corolla LE
Mar 24, 2001 (5:41 am)
After reading many posts in this forum and other forums as well, I've went to my Toyota dealership yesterday and bought a 2001 Corolla LE.... yeah!!! I've ordered it with the LE package (ABS and full-size spare), and I should be getting it in about 2 weeks.
I test drove the Solara (which is in a different car size category, I know), the Civic, and the Sentra. I found the Civic to have a very nice exterior design, but poor interior design (the materials used were not up to par with the Corolla's), and extremely harsh ride. From what I read in other forums here, some people even complained that Honda had softened the Civic's ride; I still don't understand that one.
The Sentra provided a lot of value for the money. It was a comfortable ride, and the interior was well laid out. Since I'm 6'4", however, the bolsters in the seats came right up to my upper back and there was no lumbar support, making my back cave into the seat. I had test driven the car for 15 minutes and already had back pain. After having test driven all of these cars, I went for the Corolla. Sure, some people say its styling is outdated, but I would disagree with that statement. I find that everything is very well thought-out. Why mess with a good thing?
I still like the Civic and the Sentra, and consider them great cars, but I prefer the Corolla for my tastes.
Thanks for all your comments, and I'll be sticking along here more now to see what other Corolla owners think about their cars.
Mar 24, 2001 (4:46 pm)
Got a 2001 LE back in July. I love it. Its Black sandpearl w/all the bells and whistles except sideairbags and ABS brakes. Just got the windows tinted this past week, it looks great. Keep us informed of how you like yours.
#493 of 4027 I also bought a Corolla LE
Mar 25, 2001 (7:53 am)
yesterday - will get it tomorrow - firstly, thanks to everyone who offered their advice/opinion - I decided to go with the Toyota instead of the Civic - liked the interior better, had a better warranty and I preferred the 125 HP engine - yes, the backseat is cramped - but I can live with that - can't wait to get it! And I'll never said anything against the Honda, afterall, I drove mine for 14 1/2 years!
Mar 25, 2001 (8:14 am)
really does make a major difference in the way the car looks -- it completes the roofline by making the rear window appear heftier. I still love the taillight treatment, and the touring package on the 'S' still looks great.
My only fear is that the new one may end up looking similar to the home market version, which is pretty tall (although with a gorgeous new interior that looks like it belongs in a Lexus). I really don't care much for the trend towards taller and taller vehicles. Great for trucks, but not for sport sedans.
#495 of 4027 Ordering Specific Corolla
Mar 25, 2001 (9:21 am)
When ordering a Corolla can I specify manufacturing location and day of manufacture? I would like a Corolla manufactured in Ontario on a Wednesday (any Wednesday will due). I would like to avoid a Monday or Friday produced car,if at all possible
Mar 25, 2001 (11:41 am)
We just received our special order 2001 Corolla S yesterday. It took about 5 weeks from the time we place the order.
We did a dealer search and could not find a White Corolla S with a Moonroof and Side Airbags. If you know what you want, be persistent. Every Dealer tried to discourage a factory order. Many said that they would have the moonroof installed after market and that it would still have the Toyota Warranty!
I have taken the public tour at the California factory and they really do have a First Class Operation.
#497 of 4027 Day of production makes no difference
Mar 25, 2001 (6:35 pm)
when you're buying a Toyota. Don't worry -- be happy!