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#702 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Value [terceltom]
Feb 20, 2010 (12:14 pm)
AllI can say is that I had a 2008 Corolla with 31,000 miles. The interior was perfect, I had a 6 cd changer, electronic everything. The only thing my car lacked was the stabilizer that my sales guy at mark Jacobson Toyota said will be standard on all sedans in the future. Now I'm not sure why my car had steering problems but it veered me off road to the right and when driving over 45 mph the car weaved in/out. It felt as if i was driving beside tractor trailer all the time if you know what I mean, it was like the wind was blowing me all over the place but there wasn't any wind. In the end anyone thinking about the whole recall issue should have their car evaluated by both an independent Toyota repair service and their dealership's service dept.
I too would think bout trading in to a Toyota dealer because right now they are offering amazing deals with customer loyalty incentives! I got a fantastic deal. My '08 corolla had 18% interest and my payment was 376 I traded up for the 2010 got 0.9% interest and a FANTASTIC deal! All Toyotas are coming with warranties and guarantees and I'm very happy now.
#703 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Value [Bakka]
Feb 20, 2010 (4:15 pm)
I have not liked the electric power steering since I bought the thing. I drove a 2010 Fusion and discovered that now THEY have electric steering as well....and it sucks too! I guess I will have to find a low mileage 07 Taurus (you know, the old fleet workhorse) and keep it in shape for the rest of my life.
#704 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Value [lonclip]
Feb 21, 2010 (8:56 am)
Yea, they said that when the first Hydraulic Power steering came out too; drivers wanted to stay with the old manual steering. But, guess what? Hydraulics are out and Electronics are in, and here to stay, so I guess we better start getting used to it !
#705 of 1009 Re: New 2010 Corolla Accelerated after Pedal Recal Installed [malibublues]
Feb 21, 2010 (10:49 am)
Did your Vin # start with 1NXBU40E (this is on at 2009) but can't hurt to ask. This plant has been in the news for some disturbing allegation.
Snip from another forum:
Does anyone know how to read a vin # to see if Corolla's were made from this plant? thx lG
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29, 2009
Whistleblower:“Nummi management routinely deleted or downgraded significant and serious defects.”
"steering wheel alignment defects" (NUMMI) factory subjected her to a campaign of intimidation
Toyota Accused of Hiding Evidence
Former Lawyer at Automaker Charges Evidence in Rollover Cases Was Concealed, Destroyed
Whistleblower says defects hidden at Toyota-GM Calif. plant
Yuri Kageyama / Associated Press
TOKYO -- An employee at a California plant run jointly by General Motors and Toyota is accusing her managers of allowing serious defects to go unchecked, including faulty seat belts and braking, and retaliating when she resisted, according to a lawsuit filed earlier this month.-
#706 of 1009 Re: New 2010 Corolla Accelerated after Pedal Recal Installed [brule]
Feb 21, 2010 (3:24 pm)
Okay, so now are they going to recall for the seatbelts?
I don't know this just sounds like a disgruntled employee !
#707 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Starting Noise / Issues [jmaniii]
Feb 24, 2010 (9:15 am)
I am having the same problem. I would describe it like putting rocks inside a can and shaking it very fast. It is mostly on the first cold start of the day and last for about a second. Doesn't happen usually when warm. It is at the dealers right now so they can start it cold.
#708 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Starting Noise / Issues [71lndcrsr]
Feb 24, 2010 (9:52 am)
Interesting, please keep us informed as to what they find.
#709 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Starting Noise / Issues [terceltom]
Feb 24, 2010 (10:57 am)
Please let me know what the dealer finds as this has been driving me crazy.
#710 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Starting Noise / Issues [ronin10]
Feb 24, 2010 (11:01 am)
What did the dealer tell you the problem was?
#711 of 1009 Re: 2010 Toyota Corolla ABS Issues [terceltom]
Feb 24, 2010 (12:21 pm)
My problem with Toyota is that the 08 that I had is sitting up for sale already after I traded it in because it almost killed me. The car veered all over. But anyway why would Toyota make a stability control part an option? considering the fact that it was designed to keep it safe this should have been FREE! oh and once you buy a car without the part you can't buy it after market. This very dangerous!