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#901 of 4027 My new Corolla
Aug 06, 2001 (3:05 pm)
Well, my new Corolla, which I got for a GREAT price (see previous post) has been home with me for about 4 days now. I am loving every minute of driving him. (We decided to name him Bob) My car is very quiet, and I haven't found anything wrong with it at all. I love the sunroof too! (even though mine wasn't a "factory" installed roof, (my dealer added it) I really like it) It only has about 300 miles on it, and 200 were put on the car when the dealer drove it from Pittsburgh. (he wanted to get it to me asap, which I thought was very nice...I had purchased the car off a list of cars coming in, and was going to have to wait 3 weeks.) The guy who drove Bob from Pittsburgh reported he got 40 MPG highway and was very excited about it.
I've been reading a few previous posts--about the non-air. My previous car had no ac (a 1991 Toytota Tercel named Henry, whom I just sold) and it was a horrible problem when I was trying to sell it. Even with 77K, which was great for a 1991, a lot of people wouldn't even test drive him because he had no ac. I never minded, but a lot of people do...
As far as ordering cars with EXACTLY what you want, I wanted to get ABS on Bob, but the dealer said ABS is not really seen much in my part of the country. (AKA Ohio) I thought that seemed odd. It should take 1-2 months to order one from the factory. The only way they can get one faster is to get it from another dealer in a trade...
As for my car, I love it...anyone in the Cols. OH area looking for a toyota, I'll be more than happy to reference you to where I got my car. My salesman said I bought the nicest loaded Corolla they'd ever sold. And I got a great deal.
I'm so happy!
#902 of 4027 Re:coolguyky7
Aug 06, 2001 (3:09 pm)
I'd reccomend the Corolla S in Indigo Ink...I may be a little biased, because I have the exact same car, but I love it...you can get a lot of options and not pay an arm and a leg.
Aug 06, 2001 (3:24 pm)
If I go with a Corolla, I would definitely go with an Indigo Ink S model. I am having second thoughts between it and the LE although I like the black interior and fog lamps on the S. However, the Matrix looks very promising with its features, price, and styling. Don't think I'm crazy...I like funky looking cars. I'd also be willing to pay a little more for a 2002 Camry. Thanks for the advice.
#904 of 4027 Coolguy and TBoneGrl
Aug 06, 2001 (6:33 pm)
TBoneGrl: Congrats on your new car purchase! I didn't know if you had bought the S model after all... I think it looks pretty good, especially in either black or Indigo Ink.
Speaking of the Corolla S, I saw this nice Black 2001 Corolla S the other day, and the person had not only tinted the windows but also added a few stainless steel plates around the middle console, brake and gas pedals, as well as a matching stainless steel ball shifter. I thought it really added a lot of style to the car, especially when matched with the black interior and the Celica steering wheel. You're lucky to have the option of putting in a sunroof; we Canadians, although your Corolla was probably built right here, don't have access to the sunroof option, unless it's dealer-installed. I wouldn't want it though, because it would've been a bit tight for me (I'm 6'4").
I know I'm repeating myself, but I have a 2001 LE too, but I didn't go with the S model because I didn't want the black interior; my previous car had that and I wanted to make a change. I really liked the Indigo Ink with the beige interior anyway, and I didn't care much for the fog lamps. I added a spoiler and got the windows tinted. I now have 6200 kms. on my car and I'm very, very impressed with the mileage I'm getting with my car. BTW, I like the fact that you've named your car Bob; I think it adds a bit of personality or style. I called it "Suki", which means "ski" in Japanese. Weird I know, but hey it's fun.
Coolguy: I think it's great that your parents are working at the Toyota plant. Do you have any aspirations to work there as well later? How do they like the working conditions at the Ky. plant?
#905 of 4027 replacing rear speakers
Aug 06, 2001 (7:08 pm)
Does anyone know how to replace the rear speakers in a 98 Corolla VE? The grills don't seem to be removable which would mean that the rear deck would need to be removed. More of a problem with a VE, since the rear seats don't fold forward.
Some advice would be appreciated.
Aug 06, 2001 (7:16 pm)
Thanks for the questions. My father makes the engines for Camry, Sienna, and Avalon in Georgetown. He loves his job. He always has these stories about work. It's almost like he's being paid to have fun though. His "team members" as they call colleages there always goof around on break. There's a lot of danger though working there and you have to think fast to catch mistakes in engines and to avoid injury.
My mom works in Erlanger at the North American headquarters. It's just the office facility. She regrets becoming an accountant....but other than that she likes her job. Toyota is a great company to work for. High pay and lots of vacation! Sometimes she might complain of Japanese head honchos in the office she has to deal with because they don't speak English well and it can become confusing and inefficent with allthe translating and sometimes the men can be demanding. But she likes what she does and its a really friendly environment there. I've been there and everyone is so nice. I dont' have any plans to work there. I think i might want to be an engineer of some kind. Those are needed though at Toyota so I could possibly work there. Automobile and aeronautical companies would be great to work for but I'd prefer Toyota or Lexus over any other auto company. I'm somewhat of a perfectionist I admit...seriously...I am...and I couldn't work for an American company that just builds a car and sells it for as low as it can go. I would have to work for the best...because I always do my best. See what I mean? It's somewhat hard to explain. I want to "stand behind my work" Just look at the Corolla back seat vs. the Cavalier. The Corolla's has headrests and much more work and shape appears wihle teh cavaliers is a one piece folding back seat with no headrests or shape. Hehe "Simply the best!"
#908 of 4027 rear speaker replacement
Aug 06, 2001 (9:40 pm)
Yes, but I have a VE that doesn't have the split fold rear seats. I took the clips out of the rear deck but I couldn't get it to budge. The rear deck looks as though it needs to be slid forward to remove, which would mean that the rear seat would need to be removed in the case of VE models. (CE & LE models would just need to fold their seats forward).
#909 of 4027 stainless steel ball shifter?
Aug 07, 2001 (5:40 am)
stainless steel ball shifter? I guess the summer is not very hot in Canada, I assume you saw it there.
I can't imagine how I'd shift -- I don't want to burn my hand. BTW, I'm from GA.
Aug 07, 2001 (7:33 am)
Well I guess it's not that bad, considering how dark the windows were tinted. As for how hot it is here, it's currently 95 degrees F, plus with the humidity it's around 115 degrees F. This is really really hot, especially with all the humidity.