Last post on Oct 21, 2007 at 6:54 PM
You are in the Honda Civic
What is this discussion about?
Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#190 of 199 Re: Toyota vs. Honda [backy]
Nov 12, 2006 (9:27 pm)
Before I bought my Corolla I saw all the posts about poor driving position. I found that it didn't affect me at all. I'm just under 6' tall (used to be 6' but shrunk 1/4 inch as I got older - now that is a kick in the pants...LOL)
#191 of 199 Re: Toyota vs. Honda [dkarsch]
Nov 13, 2006 (7:32 am)
It doesn't bother everyone, as evidenced by the strong sales of the Corolla. I'm 5'10", 32" inseam, and for me the problem is that if I adjust the seat for enough thigh support, I'm too far from the wheel, then when I move the seat forward the thigh support is insufficient. I also found the angle of the shifter uncomfortable, but that may be just me because I have an old injury on my right wrist.
#192 of 199 Re: Toyota vs. Honda [thegraduate]
Nov 13, 2006 (9:35 pm)
I'm a she not a he. But, you're forgiven.
#193 of 199 Re: Toyota vs. Honda [quietspirit]
Nov 13, 2006 (10:20 pm)
Oh, forgive me (which you did).
#194 of 199 Re: Toyota vs. Honda [backy]
Nov 16, 2006 (12:43 pm)
I know this is about older versions of both cars but the fact of the matter is that most of these problems civic owners are experiencing have a great deal to do with it's current redesign, most of those kinks will be worked out by 2007, and the toyota corolla will not be exempt from that same rule of thumb of having more problems the first year of redesign, than after the second or third. As an ex-civic owner, i can second the whole 'problem forum' theory of not really experiencing any of those problems that those other civic owners are having save the vanity mirror issue.
Get the civic. Although the corolla is just as good, the civic will be worlds 'cooler'. Most young people would agree.
#195 of 199 Just decided on a Corolla over Civic
Dec 31, 2006 (11:28 am)
I bought a Corolla LE with all safety equipment including all airbags and VSC. I was also considering the Civic, which I liked a lot. JD Powers surveys rated them the same in terms of quality and reliability. Only the Corolla had the stability control, whose effectiveness had just been confirmed (http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr061306.html). Since I was buying the car for my daughter I had to go with the stability control. I had to buy the car loaded to get VSC.
#196 of 199 Re: Just decided on a Corolla over Civic [drars]
Jun 15, 2007 (5:00 am)
How does she like it now? Gas mileage, quality, etc. Do you live in a bad place for snow? If yes, how did it handle for her.
#197 of 199 Re: Toyota vs. Honda [backy]
Oct 21, 2007 (6:53 pm)
Or, it proves a lot of people are short!
#198 of 199 Re: Toyota vs. Honda [irismg]
Oct 21, 2007 (6:54 pm)
Haha, a very real possibility! Of course 97% of the world is short to me, being 6'4"!