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#690 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Value [Bakka]
Feb 18, 2010 (7:23 am)
Testimony---I went to Mazda--they took my 2008 corolla and offered me $8000 for a car 4 weeks ago was worth $14,000.I went to Toyota angry and upset because my car does have the steering problems. It took me off road once and the other day it almost put me into a tractor trailer from middle lane and veered me to the right lane. So I went into Toyota crying and upset and scared. The GM offered me consolation and a new 2010 car to get out of the 2008 model. Toyota has great incentives to retain and keep customers loyal. SO the deal this morning is they are waiting for my financing to go through any minute, but they only offered me $10,000 for a car days ago was worth $4,000 more.... I'm praying to get into my 2010 Toyota Corolla. BTW did you know the 2008 didn't come with steering stabilizer and traction controls? I'm not sure about the 2009 models. But anyway I'm on my knees praying to get out of car that almost killed me.
#691 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Value [pekelvr]
Feb 18, 2010 (7:56 am)
Who offed the $14,000 last week Toyota or GM.
#692 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Value [pekelvr]
Feb 18, 2010 (8:14 am)
While I'm very sorry that you had the two unfortunate incidents I must me missing something here? The 2008's didn't even have the new EPS Steering, so how could your car possibly even have the alledged steering issue? Please, someone correct me if I'm wrong?
#693 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Value [pekelvr]
Feb 18, 2010 (8:22 am)
I would question the initial trade-in value quoted for a 2008 of $14,000.00 rather than question the latter $8000.00 - $10,000.00 offer. Whoever quoted you that figure was really high. The $8000.00 - $10,000.00 seems more realistic.
#694 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Value [pekelvr]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 18, 2010 (9:58 am)
Just sell it privately---it'll be gone in a red hot minute and at a much better price than a dealer could offer you. Trading to a dealer is merely a convenience for which you pay perhaps 20% of the car's real value.
#695 of 1009 New 2010 Corolla Accelerated after Pedal Recal Installed
Feb 18, 2010 (6:17 pm)
TO ALL YOU 2010 COROLLA OWNERS BEWARE!!
My 2009 Corolla had accelerated to 85-90 MPH on January 18,2010, and I was injured in Burlington, VT. I then was kept at the dealership 6 hrs, and was traumatized. I was so overwhelmed and exhausted I got stuck with a 2010 Corolla.
On Feb. 12, it was having RPM sticking and acceleration problems. I took it to the dealership. They had the new recall pedals in. They installed it. That night on the way home from work the problem reoccured. I reported it to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. I told them Monday the car was going back to the dealership. On Monday morning, I was going 25 MPH up the onramp to the Interstate and the RPM was stuck at 3. The car accelerated to 80 MPH. I was injured a second time. I reported this again to the NHTSA (especially since the car accelerated after they put in the new recall pedal).
The dealership is giving me back the car tomorrow. They found nothing wrong with the car. This car needs to have gone to highly trained specialist, not to a local Toyota Dealership.
#696 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Value [pekelvr]
Feb 18, 2010 (8:23 pm)
I own a 2008 Corolla S and think it should be part of the pedal recall. There has been times when I would lightly step on the accelorator and the car would jerk to an acceloration. So I feel your pain, Toyota should make good on their vehicles as its not the consumers fault they poorly assembled their vehicles to cut costs. What ever happened to "in good faith" that obviously flew out the window with Toyota in the last few years.
#697 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Value [floridaminnie]
Feb 19, 2010 (4:46 pm)
A gas pedal issue isn't going to make the car wear out prematurely !
#698 of 1009 Corolla reverse acceleration
Feb 19, 2010 (6:39 pm)
Be aware - Corolla in reverse acceleration
I bought the 2010 corolla in July first week, 2009. Last week I received an email stating that my car fall under the new A0A call back and gave my car for servicing on Feb 12th. Reached home around 4:30 pm after the fix, parked in my drive way. After a minute, I was reversing the car from my drive way on to the road, the car reached almost to the road, now the car started reverse acceleration by itself, took a U-turn (as my steering wheel is turned left) and hit a small tree in front of my house and stopped. The tree stem is stuck under the car, hence the car was stopped. if there is no tree, the car would have hit my house. The acceleration was so fast, and my leg was on the brake pushing hard, but still no use. This happened more than a week and Toyota and service center are sitting all these days and the response is very poor.
Please let me know if any one faces similar issues. Started contacting the NHTSA about the incident
#699 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Value [barbercr]
Feb 19, 2010 (6:49 pm)
I don't think the 2008's had the faulty (American) pedal assembly, I think they still had the working (Japanese) pedal assemblies.