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You are in the Toyota Corolla
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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
Dec 06, 1999 (2:32 am)
It's most probably correct. I have an automatic, and I know that it's offical (from Toyota) 0-60 time is 10.4 seconds in 1999. With the extra horse power in the 2000 corolla VVT-i engine, I would expect an automatic to do it in 10.3 seconds.
I don't know the offical 5-spd 0-60 time from Toyota, but typicall a 5-spd manual is about 2 seconds faster than an automatic. So 8.3-8.4 seconds 0-60 time for a 5-spd corolla would be most likly correct.
Dec 06, 1999 (2:44 am)
Also, 0-60 time from the manufacturers tend to be on the conservative side. I think they don't push their car beyond the design specifications. That's probably why 0-60 time from car magazines tend to be lower than what's published by the manufacturer.
For example, I got the 0-60 time for automatics from one of the car buying guides in Barns and Noble. It stated, and I remember, "While Toyota said corolla with automatic transmission could achieve 0-60 in 10.4 seconds, we clocked one LE do it in 9.7 seconds...". It's one of those Consumer Report type buying guide, the size of a TV guide, and I think it was the 1999 edition. YOu can probably find it in a bookstore.
There are always safty margins that technitians design into their cars, but I think pushing into it will end up costing big in the long run.
Dec 08, 1999 (5:10 am)
I just put in a Car Alarm in my car. I disconnected a lot of things to install it but put everything back. But now I get a check engine light! What did I do???
Also does anyone with the Factory Alarm can tell me where the Security Light is on the Display? I want to use it but can not find it. I think maybe they use a different panel for cars with out the alarm.
#588 of 3856 jonathan75
Dec 08, 1999 (2:06 pm)
To install the alarm, you probably had to cut a few wires, and other things. That's complicated stuff. Wow, you managed to do it yourself. Don't know what's wrong. Maybe their is a bad or loose connection in there. Or maybe just the car senses that it got disconnected for a while. I think a dealer mechanic probably will have an idea.
Anyway, the security light for the factory alarm (RS300) is located in the center of the car. Just in front of the center console and hand brake. It's a small rectangular piece with 2 lights, and a small microphone for glass brake detection.
Dec 09, 1999 (5:57 am)
I was looking in the wrong place. I thought it was in the Display Panel. The same place where the other warning lights and the speedometer are. I wasted two hours looking for it. I was hoping it was in there and I would just hook my car alarm wires to it.
I took my car to Toyota and they gave me a car to drive for free. It turns out it is NOT my fault! It was a fuel injector! That is the reason I had knocking I told you about they said and poor idle the whole time since the car was new. They had to order the part and I should get it back friday just in time for my trip to Califonia where I will visit the NUMMI plant and see my car built! I hope they let me take pictures!
#590 of 3856 jonathan75
Dec 09, 1999 (5:42 pm)
Wow, seems like you are all set again. Hum, so it seems like the Toyota and your dealership treated you all right.
So, ah a fuel injector. That doesn't cost too much, mostly the labor I should think. Besides, they are doing it under warranty. I wonder if that's the same cause for many of the people's complaint in this forum. Maybe there was a shipment of defective fuel injectors... Plausable.
So which brand of alarm did you got? And would it fit in where the factory alarm display goes? I bought an aftermarket alarm system (Black Widow brand) for my wife's 96 Mazda Protege. Took one look at the instruction manual and chickened out. It looked way too complicated for me. Luckly Best Buy were doing free installation with every car security unit sold, so just took it in and they fixed me up in 2 hours. Ah, but I digress...
Well, have fun in sunny california. Here in Michigan, I'm freezing my butt off every mornging going to work... :<
#591 of 3856 Engine light
Dec 10, 1999 (4:16 am)
Bought a CE 2000 two weeks ago, and the "check engine" signal turned on too! I brought the car back to the dealer who just reset it but the engine light came back today. I will take it back tomorrow for a more thorough inspection. For information, the sticker says that the vehicle was built in Fremont, CA.
Dec 10, 1999 (5:05 pm)
Check the fuel cap. One of the common reason why check engine light comes on is if the fuel cap is not tight enough. But an thorugh inspection by the mechanic is always a good idea.
#593 of 3856 Post the problems
Dec 22, 1999 (7:39 pm)
Today while reading the topics, I found some more persons having problems with the 1999 toyota. I think its a better idea to go to the site which "bjonesy" suggested http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov and post all the problems out there. Because TOYOTA is not going to help us and that's why we need to get help from some other place. I hope NHTSA will be able to help us.
#594 of 3856 Front license plate????
Dec 30, 1999 (10:11 pm)
My wife drives a'97 Corolla and we just moved to Colorado where you have to have a front plate.
Unfortunately, and maybe I'm being completely stupid, I can't find any bosses to mount the damn plate! I looked everywhere! My Acura GS-R was much more agreeable... Any thoughts, rants, hints, etc. would be appreciated. Thanks.