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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#2319 of 3104 Re: Heated outside mirrors avbl for '09 Corolla? [jaxs1]
Feb 09, 2008 (1:21 pm)
I didn't say that Toyota would make changes to build one specifically for me with the options I want, did I? I am pretty familiar with how the "special order" process works, after trying it on a 2004 Prius. It was a long queue, made a lot longer (in time) when Central Region changed their package allocations after I placed my order. So I think the post from someone earlier about 2-3 months wait time for a special order should be considered best case--it could take a lot longer.
#2320 of 3104 Re: Heated outside mirrors avbl for '09 Corolla? [backy]
Feb 09, 2008 (3:03 pm)
Easy backy! put the whiskey down and step away from the blonde!
#2321 of 3104 Re: Heated outside mirrors avbl for '09 Corolla? [mackabee]
Feb 09, 2008 (3:05 pm)
Not blonde--too boring. Cranberry red maybe. Tan is OK for the interior though.
#2322 of 3104 Re: decontenting of '09 Corolla vs. previous generation [kdhspyder]
Feb 09, 2008 (7:03 pm)
Toyota is going downhill, and has been for a few years. Looking at the 2009 Corolla for the first time today at the Chicago Auto Show just confirmed it. What a joke. $21,500 for a car with worse interior materials than the prior model (whats with the hard plastic dash?), a terrible front seat and driving position, and nothing really special on the options list. What the %$#$ is Toyota thinking about. The Saturn Astra is a better car and cheaper (and I own a Nissan Murano and Toyota RAV4 before anyone makes snide comments).
#2323 of 3104 Re: decontenting of '09 Corolla vs. previous generation [hailalmamater]
Feb 09, 2008 (7:37 pm)
Are you saying the driving position on the 2009 is worse than on the prior generation? Didn't the telescopic wheel help? I thought it would. The driving position was a deal-breaker for me on the prior generation Corolla.
#2324 of 3104 Re: Heated outside mirrors avbl for '09 Corolla? [ike3]
Feb 09, 2008 (8:16 pm)
I was at a dealer today, and every car they had (six or so) had VSC. So, at least in Phoenix, it's not a rare option.
#2325 of 3104 Re: decontenting of '09 Corolla vs. previous generation [backy]
Feb 09, 2008 (8:18 pm)
I currently have an 03 Corolla, and the driving position in the new one that I was in today was much better, espectially with the telescopic wheel.
#2326 of 3104 Re: decontenting of '09 Corolla vs. previous generation [lls57]
Feb 09, 2008 (8:44 pm)
Agree 100%!!! The driver's seating position is a VAST improvement over the 9th gen Corolla. In my opinion, the new '09 Corolla overall is a big improvement over the previous generation, i.e. comfort, refinement, quietness, quality, etc. I've now driven three of the new Corolla's and the more I drive it the more I like it. Toyota did a really outstanding job with this new Corolla. I am very much sold on this car!
#2327 of 3104 Re: decontenting of '09 Corolla vs. previous generation [hailalmamater]
Feb 10, 2008 (12:05 am)
The Astra is going to be an unmitigated flop. Try finding a cupholder. One of the big complaints on the GM boards is that they brought this over directly from Europe where they don't use cupholders. Try keeping up with the Corolla. The Astra is on the porky side and not all that quick. Try being anywhere near the Corolla in fuel economy ( see porky note above ). Try finding BlueTooth or Navi or leather in any Astra. It's a generation late.
But you will be missed. Thanks for your comments.
#2328 of 3104 Re: decontenting of '09 Corolla vs. previous generation [kdhspyder]
Feb 10, 2008 (12:42 am)
[EDIT] OK there's ONE cupholder in the entire vehicle.
Edmunds summary from it's first drive last Fall.
In the meantime, the 2008 Saturn Astra is a real alternative to the popular Honda Civic, Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla and VW Rabbit. Is it perfect? Nope, it isn't even the best car in its class, but it is the best small car GM has ever sold in the United States, and it's worth a look.
This vehicle is going to displace the Corolla?? NOT!!