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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#2695 of 3104 Re: Sales [kdhspyder]
May 03, 2008 (1:56 pm)
Ramp up/ramp down explains the big downturn in Corolla sales in March 2008 compared to 2007. But not the flat (actually slightly down on an equal days sales basis) sales for April. Since excess inventory is a "mortal sin" at Toyota, I surmise then that the manufacturing capacity to supply the U.S. with Corollas is about what the April 2007 and 2008 sales were--around 32k. Do you know if there are any plans to increase capacity to meet increasing demands for small cars? With sales of some other small cars increasing 40% or more in April, that could mean there's a lot more Corolla sales that could be had if there was more inventory. Otherwise, those sales could go to competitors.
#2696 of 3104 Re: Sales [backy]
May 03, 2008 (6:56 pm)
I don't know of any additional capacities in the works. They've got two plants and capacity in Japan available. I think that they are just being very Toyota-like in doing things their way. Most stores just received a 'normal' inventory during the month of April. Sales were pretty steady with good reception by a lot of buyers.
Up 40%? It's easy for a small volume seller to be up that much on not to many extra sales. It's next to impossible for the Corolla and Civic to be up that much, the denominator is too large. Also in Toyota's world, along with most other vehicle makers, May is the 'surge' month during 2nd Qtr. We'll see what the sales this month bring.
Some lost sales to others during ramp up is again only one or two months in the long term perspective of 10-20 years. Steady solid continuous growth is much more important. If other vehicle makers succeed as well then that's good. Everyone can have a slice of the pie.
#2697 of 3104 Re: VSC - is it worth holding out for? [mummichog25]
May 03, 2008 (9:13 pm)
VSC is only factory installed. It works in conjunction with the abs system and the car's ECU. It would be to expensive to have this done at the dealership.
Have you considered the S model? you could get a moonroof and vsc on one of those and still have the same gas mileage as they come with the 1.8L engine.
May 04, 2008 (11:13 am)
According to the brochure and web site the Corolla has
Hip room 53.0/43.9"
Shoulder room 54.8/54.6
Putting three adults in the backseat of the new Corolla would redefine the meaning of the term tight squeeze.
I have seen the actual car. There is no way the hip room in the back is 11 inches less than the front. Should it be 53.9" Anyone from Toyota want to comment?
And another thing, when are you folks at Toyota going to put a nice 1.2-1.4 liter turbo in the car?
#2699 of 3104 Re: Picked up my New 2009 Corolla XRS [subwayaz]
May 04, 2008 (11:21 am)
Just so you know, if you have a Tacoma with the 2.4L engine, then you are a proud owner of the famed 22R-E. This is NOT the same engine as the one found in the Camry and now Corolla XRS.
Is your new XRS getting better or worse gas mileage relative to your 14 year old Corolla?
#2700 of 3104 Re: Corolla hip room [avalon02wh]
May 04, 2008 (1:11 pm)
"And another thing, when are you folks at Toyota going to put a nice 1.2-1.4 liter turbo in the car?"
When hell freezes over.
#2701 of 3104 How to remove door panel 2009 Corolla?
May 04, 2008 (7:00 pm)
Can you tell me the steps to remove the front and back door panels on a 2009 Corolla with manual window cranks?
Thanks for your help!
#2702 of 3104 Re: VSC - is it worth holding out for? [mummichog25]
May 04, 2008 (8:35 pm)
Hold out, Mummichog! I, too, wanted VSC, moonroof, and cruise control. The LE's available in the Ohio area didn't seem to have this combination. I looked into XLE's and found one only 300 miles away, almost exactly what I wanted. The only extra it had that I didn't really need or want was the 6 CD changer/ satellite radio . I drove out the door for around $20,000 including everything. I love the car. Happy ending. We spend lots of money these days for transportation. We should get what we want, not settle for what the local dealer has on the lot or what Toyota thinks we want. My very first Toyota was a Tercel, maybe around a 1980 or 81? Anyway, I had done my homework then, also, and held out for one to appear that matched what I had decided I wanted. It took well over a month, as I recall, but the call came, I got the car of my dreams, and not the burnt orange color that was available much sooner. It was a great little car because it was exactly what I wanted at the time.
May 15, 2008 (6:05 pm)
This is interesting that the Yaris has a back seat center armrest while the corolla does not have one. I don't understand why Toyota could not add such a minor detail with the other minor detail of putting a clock in the center console. Does anyone know if there is a clock on the NAV system lol?
#2704 of 3104 Re: yaris?? [cubssoxs]
May 16, 2008 (9:40 am)
The US Yaris is not really a Yaris. It's JDM market Belta. The four door Yaris is sold in Japan and other countries and it looks like the two door we get with four doors. Corolla in other markets has the center arm rest in the back seat. This is Japan's way of getting back to us for dropping the bomb on them.