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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#596 of 3858 No troubles with our Corolla
Jan 25, 2000 (7:20 pm)
When I saw the post entitled "Toyota Corolla Trouble" I just had to check it out, since our 1990 Corolla has been an amazing car. As of today, it has 146,000 miles and the only repair it has needed (besides routine things like brake pads, etc.) is a starter at 100,000 miles. The clutch is still going strong and I thought for sure the car would become troublesome when my teenager daughter started driving it because she's tough on this car. But no, she can't kill it either! I promise you, I have no connection with Toyota and have no alterior motives. I am just so happy with this car, unlike my current car, which is an American brand and not so great.
#597 of 3858 Transmission Can't be Adjusted?
Jan 25, 2000 (10:09 pm)
1998 Toyota Corolla with manual transmission - had transmission cover, throw out bearing, flywheel and disc replaced not too long ago (after only 22000 miles!). Since the repair it is kind of hard to shift first, second and third gear. Went back to dealer for adjustment under warranty but dealer said (without taking a look) that it cannot be adjusted. Is it possible or they just wanted to brush me off? True, I went back to a different dealer, not to the one who did the transmission warranty job.
Also, the engine started to have a kind of hissing noise. At first I thought it was due to being cold. I heard this kind of noise in someone else's car (not a Toyota), but that same kind of noise had a good reason: the owner of the car did not accelerate adequately before shifting gear, so the engine started to rattle and hiss a bit.
Should I get a tune-up? I never had a fuel injected car before, so I do not know how much a tune-up can help. Oh yes, and I have a question about tune-ups. Is not it enough to replace the spark plugs? Does something need to be adjusted? I do not want to pay $30-40 for a tune-up if all they do is replace the spark plugs and "inspect" hoses, connectors. I had a GEO Spectrum before, but throughout its 120 000 mile life with me it never had a "real" tune-up. I just kept replacing the spark plugs every now and then.
Thanks for the help!
#598 of 3858 window problems
Jan 29, 2000 (5:10 pm)
My girlfriend has a 99 Corolla with about 10,000 miles and every single one of her windows makes a creaking sound as it goes down. One window has actually stopped making the sound but the other three windows persist. Has anyone had this problem and if so have you come up with a solution? Thanks
#599 of 3858 renewed corolla owner
Feb 12, 2000 (12:23 pm)
Well I finally bought a new corolla. I missed my old friend. I had a new 92 corolla that worked like a champ. I got rid of it after a rear-end and thought it a good time to buy American, wrong. I hated the next car and went back to toyota for a truck. I had more problems with that truck than anything (2 trannys in under 2 years). I went back looking for my old friend and there he was better than ever. I bought an LE only because it was the only manual on the lot, and it was cheaper than an auto CE (Best deal in town if you ask me). The new corolla continues to suprise me. It is smooth through the gears even with less than a hundred miles and takes a downshift at high speeds very well. And now it has 4-wheel independent suspension! Man for under 16 this is a steal. And it is so quiet. I had wanted a Saturn but once I found out about the CE/LE suspension I was hooked!
Enough about the excitement I have a couple of questions. I read a post that the Corolla plant is in Cali. My sticker reads that the port/plant is Buffalo, New York. Is this another plant, or a port? And does anyone know where they come from? Do they make American Corolla's in Japan? Or are they shipped from CA on a boat? The sticker also mentions on/off headlights? Is this light sensitive and how do they work? I can not really figure out when the running lights come on in the manual? Is it speed sensitive? I know in the auto the daytime running lamps come on once in gear.
#600 of 3858 stevep417
Feb 12, 2000 (2:15 pm)
Have you looked at Toyota Corolla over in our Sedans conference? That's probably the best place in Town Hall to find other recent purchasers of this vehicle.
Community Leader/Maintenance & Repair Conference
#601 of 3858 stevep417
Feb 18, 2000 (2:34 pm)
If you look at your vin# and the first # is 1 it is manufactured in cali by GM.If the first # is a 2 it is manufactured BY Toyota in Cambridge Ontario Canada.
#602 of 3858 Power Windows
Feb 19, 2000 (4:21 am)
Watch those Corolla power windows! My 94 Corolla (50,000 miles) has lost TWO windows in the past year -- the regulator broke on each of them, causing the window to drop into the door. $300 a piece -- I was also told "normal wear and tear." Of course, I've also lost an alternator, a CV Joint, wheel hub...Beware Corollas made in California.
#603 of 3858 just bought 96 toyota corolla
Feb 19, 2000 (6:57 pm)
I just bought a 96 toyota corolla froma used car delership in Central PA. Hartman Motor Cars. Tell me how much you think this all cost. 96 toyota corolla with 34,000 miles with 2 and a half year powertrain and 5 year bumper to bumper warrenty valid at any toyota delearship in the US. automatic with AM/FM and air conditioning.
I got it for 10,000!!!!!!
#604 of 3858 Ignition switch-Corolla CE
Feb 20, 2000 (6:46 am)
I have a new 2000 Corolla CE, auto, AC with a couple hundred miles. It is in break-in period.
When removed the key from ignition switch, I feel
the switch is warm. (After driving under 55 MPH, around 1 hours, heat or AC is not on and it does
not have the light.
Is it normal?
Thanks for your advice
#605 of 3858 windows and flameable material
Feb 21, 2000 (5:57 pm)
No, I did not read all of the responses. I just wanted to share my experience. I bought a 99 Corolla LE with in the first month had it back to fix the drivers side window. My biggest complaint so far is the fabric that was used inside the vehicle. For the first three months of owning this car I was a smoker and had been with all my other toyota's I never had a burn mark on any of the upholstery, in this car their are probably 5 marks. Needless to say, I have quit smoking. I still own my 93 toyota corolla station wagon and I love it.