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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#727 of 3104 Re: backy [nippononly]
Mar 05, 2007 (8:23 am)
Side airbags and ABS need to be standard, I think, although Toyota left them off the Yaris as standards. VSC as standard? Only if Toyota wants the Corolla to stand out as the only car in its class with standard VSC. I think that's doubtful as they try to keep the price reasonable, especially on the CE.
If the S has leather standard, plus ABS and the side bags, then it might garner in the $19's with an automatic. Some competitors like the Lancer GTS and Elantra Limited are $1000-2000 less than that MSRP, so it can't be much more as real-world prices for the competition are even less ($1500 in rebates on the Elantra right now, for example).
#728 of 3104 Re: 2008 Corolla [kenym]
Mar 05, 2007 (2:01 pm)
The pictures you posted... I found a Business Week online article about the Geneva Auto Show and they showed your 2008 Corrolla without the Rally paint job, as the Toyota Auris. Saying that will be the name of the 5 door, the 4 door sedan will still be named Corrolla, at least in Europe anyway. I'm not sure I like the idea of a Corrolla 5 door, but I really like that front end. I hope the nose stays the same on if they ship the Corrolla over here.
#729 of 3104 Re: backy [backy]
Mar 05, 2007 (5:49 pm)
I'm fairly certain that all the well known safety features and the alphabet soup of electronic devices will all be standard except possibly VSC/Trac on the base CE. Tilt and Telescoping seems pretty important because that was one of the key comments about the current Gen that the wheel seems awfully far away.
Here's a weird one. Toyota just eliminated all the incentives nationally on the Corolla!!! Are they expecting a cos of fuel spike like last year that drew the inventory down to nothing? Too many fleet sales? LOL. This is a 5+ y.o. model for heaven's sake.
They certainly have to keep an eye on the Elantra and Sentra but what is happening to the Civic? Sales are way down last month!!
#730 of 3104 I am thinking to move to Mitsu lancer 2008
Mar 05, 2007 (6:58 pm)
The Lancer GTS, offers more features than Corolla, is more loaded, I am waiting to see the new corolla, but im in love with thos state of the art. Lancer GTS.
#731 of 3104 Re: backy [kdhspyder]
Mar 05, 2007 (7:59 pm)
Toyota made a public pronouncement last year significant enough that I still remember it: all Toyotas will have VSC by 2009. At the time, I took it to mean that VSC would be standard by then, in which case making it standard across the line for the '09 Corolla would make a lot of sense. But now I am wondering if maybe they just meant it would be at least optional for all '09 Toyotas?
Right now, I don't think it is even optional for the Yaris. But a lot can change in 2 years. Plus, NHTSA is probably going to make it mandatory for all 2011 or 2012 vehicles, right?
And gas is already $3/gallon in my neck of the woods, now holding steady the last 4 or 5 days. But Corollas are still flying off the lots around here, they can't keep them in stock.
#732 of 3104 Re: backy [nippononly]
Mar 05, 2007 (8:19 pm)
The Camry would get VSC standard first, I'd think. If the Corolla gets it for '08, I'll bet Camry does too. There was a review of the Yaris that stated the car really needs VSC--so let's hope Toyota holds to their promise.
Once a car has ABS, how much more does it cost to add VSC anyway??
#733 of 3104 Re: backy [backy]
Mar 06, 2007 (7:55 am)
In the other markets where Yaris is sold, it already has VSC (and optional HIDs, and ABS and 6 airbags, and keyless start, and...oh never mind). So it's not a problem of design, it's one of cost. They could put it in the Yaris tomorrow, but then they might have to raise the price of the car $300 - oooohhh!! Americans always get jipped in equipment content in their small cars.
#734 of 3104 Re: backy [nippononly]
Mar 06, 2007 (8:10 am)
That's because small cars like the Yaris are pegged in the U.S. as "cheap econoboxes." People expect a low price and usually don't expect much in the way of features. They'll even put up with a car w/o side airbags or ABS or a seat height adjuster! But there's a shift happening with cars in the Corolla's class, as people get into saving gas and realize that a car of that class can meet 95% or even 100% of their needs, just as it does for people in other countries. So we're seeing upscale features moving into the compact space, and you can now get a pretty luxurious compact car. I hope the '08 Corolla continues that trend, so that people who want a small, fuel-efficient car don't have to sacrifice safety and convenience features.
Mar 06, 2007 (8:56 am)
Take that one step further and make a wagon version of the same well equipped small car and suddenly it has plenty of room and fits an even greater percentage of peoples needs.
A Corolla wagon has more space than the Matrix and gets Corolla efficiency. Unfortunately if they bring such a vehicle here they can't say "all the utility of an SUV without the guzzling" because it would hurt sales of more profitable SUVs.
#736 of 3104 Re: - [dudleyr] Well Equipped Efficient Small Wagons
Mar 06, 2007 (9:58 am)
Who would want to hurt sales?