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#3530 of 3858 Bad Seats and Inside Roof Carpeting
Mar 01, 2010 (9:31 am)
I am driving a 2007 Corolla and I am very dissapointed with the fabric on the seats as well as the roof carpeting (among rattling and other concerns). My son is tall with bushy hair and where the hair touches the top of the inside roof carpeting, the material has begun to look like shag carpeting. The fabric on the seats are wearing in places. Is this suppose to happen? Can anyone suggest how to repair both concerns? Perhaps my next car will not be a Toyota.
#3531 of 3858 Toyota Corolla service intervals 1.8L Auto 2009
Mar 02, 2010 (2:03 pm)
could anyone please tell me labor times for minor/major services plus what items are replaced on each one, I've mislaid my book
#3532 of 3858 Re: Toyota Corolla service intervals 1.8L Auto 2009 [gpc46]
Mar 02, 2010 (2:21 pm)
Change the oil and filter and rotate the tires every 5 K miles and you'll be fine. The rest done as needed. My philosophy is anything more than that is a waste of time and money. I always had great service from all of my Toyotas without feeding the dealer. Just sold a Tercel I had for 24 years. Currently have three Corollas, no preventative stuff done.
#3533 of 3858 Toyota Corolla, not as reliable as I thought
Mar 13, 2010 (2:40 pm)
I own a Corolla 2002 with 100,000 miles on the clock.
Last year, I had to replace the front shocks for $$$. The garage wanted to change the rear ones as well, but I said "forgetaboutit". This year, I needed to replace the entire exhaust otherwise the car would not pass MA inspection. Again $$$.
I am getting more and more displeased with Toyota. Why all this talk about reliability if you have to spend $$$ each year to keep the car running? Sounds more like hype to me.
#3534 of 3858 Re: Toyota Corolla, not as reliable as I thought [dieuwer]
Mar 14, 2010 (9:38 am)
Are you kiddin me? Try to get an American cars shocks and exhaust to last 100K or eight years!
#3535 of 3858 Re: Toyota Corolla, not as reliable as I thought [terceltom]
Mar 14, 2010 (3:01 pm)
Not talking about American cars. Those are even worse. Could be that my expectations are too high, but I do not see (anymore) why Toyota should command a premium over other Japanese/Korean brands.
#3536 of 3858 Re: Toyota Corolla, not as reliable as I thought [dieuwer]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 15, 2010 (7:28 am)
That's actually pretty good for shocks. Usually 80K most shocks/struts get pretty tired on cars that travel in urban environments. As for exhaust systems, if you live in a state with road salt in winter, then that's also about the lifespan.
The items you mentioned, while unarguably an expense for you, are considered "expendables"---that is, they are items that, by design, wear out periodically. Other expendables would be brakes, rotors, clutches, spark plugs, etc. Of course, engines, transmissions, paint, trim pieces, major electrical items and vital safety components would not be considered expendables.
Also, every car is built to a price point and those of us who buy cars in say the under $20K class aren't going to get the build quality of a BMW or a Lexus.
Now, if your reliability (break downs, frustrating incidents of no-starts, etc) were rapidly degrading at 100K, that would bother me, too. But replacing worn-out but functioning things on a car of this age, speaking for myself, I pretty much expect it.
#3537 of 3858 Corolla makes 'chi chi chi...' noise while speeding up from stop
Mar 18, 2010 (12:37 am)
I have recently bought a corolla 2001 CE. Everything seems to be fine except I hear a 'chi chi chi ...' sound when I speed up the car from stop position. It does not happen all the times. Probably, when I press the gas pedal deeper during speed up, I get the noise.
Anybody has any idea, why I'm getting this noise? Is it serious or I can ignore it?
Thank you all.
#3538 of 3858 Re: Corolla makes 'chi chi chi...' noise while speeding up from stop [onirudha]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 18, 2010 (7:37 am)
Hard to say from this distance but you might check for a loose drive belt or perhaps the beginnings of a failed bearing in a pulley or idler pulley.
#3539 of 3858 Re: Corolla makes 'chi chi chi...' noise while speeding up from stop [onirudha]
Mar 21, 2010 (4:47 pm)
Does the noise increase with the RPM's of the motor or the speed of the vehicle?