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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
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#839 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [bob436]
Jun 09, 2011 (7:17 am)
I must say sounds like you do have some issues but some of your problems are either from misinformation, trying to by-pass safety equipment or brought on by your own doing. I have a 2009 XLE that has given me great service and I just love it. As far as gas mileage you definitely have some kind of problem there. I get 39 MPG highway with air conditioning on going 70 MPH. Thank God Toyota stymied you with trying to disable your seatbelt buzzer. Had it not be for them you might be more likely to kill yourself. There absolutely is no special tools needed to change the 2009/2010 oil filter. All you do is twist the plastic cover off with your hand and use the same type of oil filter wrench you would have to use for any other motor vehicle made. The "service required" light is just a friendly reminder to change your oil, you still have the basic "check engine" light every other motor vehicle has. I have no idea of what your talking about when you say you need paperwork to put nitrogen into your tires. First off why would you want to even put nitrogen into your tires when it's added benefits have been unproven and even retracted. Secondly, why in the world would you need paperwork for this? As far as the C.D. player goes, are you using only prerecorded C.D.'s? In the manual it states C.D.'s other than prerecorded C.D.'s might cause the player to not function correctly. Okay, so you get your Toyota dealer to fix your passenger seat issue and correct your gas mileage problem (unless these issues might also be brought on by something of your own doing) and you'll have yourself one fine automobile !
#840 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [terceltom]
Jun 09, 2011 (11:05 am)
Thanks for the lecture but just like everyone who wants to put their two cents in rather than answer the question in all these forums.
YES, I GET IT...The seatbelt is a safety feature and I use it.
But, if I don't want to then...you know, that's on me and has NOTHING to do with you and/or Toyota. The light can blink all day but just like an annoying reminder that my meal is ready the Microwave oven still has to chirp.
It's MY car, my property complete and paid for and if I don't want the seatbelt to make a buzzing sound then that is my right and not Toyota's obligation.
If I feel like taking a crap in the back seat is that Toyota's business as well?
As far as Nitrogen, it's part of the package and I have to go through a process to get it put in the tires regardless of what the studies you quote show. Of which you didn't quote any, you just pass on what you heard.
The service engine light is an unnecessary feature and I will service the equipment on MY time not Toyota's. I went in there to get the oil changed and the dude put Tire Rotation as well and I had to go behind and REMIND him that I was there for the Oil Change and then I got the lecture on so many miles blah blah.
I'm a grown man, I can do my own maintenance just like I can take my own groceries to the car.
When I go to these forums and blogs I would really appreciate solutions and not opinions and lectures if you don't mind. I've noticed everywhere on the net, especially on Yahoo Answers that you say the same thing and if it's not you it's one of your representatives.
#841 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [terceltom]
Jun 09, 2011 (11:11 am)
Ugh Oh, I goofed ! I got my two Corollas mixed up (2001 and 2009). I gave wrong information regarding the oil filter for the 2009/2010 Corollas. The 2009/2010 do have the plastic cap that just gets twisted off as I stated, but underneath is the small paper filter that needs to be changed. So actually, for the poster in message #838 no tools at all are actually needed to change the oil filter in the newer Corollas, not even an oil filter wrench. In fact, I've read that this plastic filter cap can be cracked if an oil filter wrench is used to remove it. I only ever changed my oil once on my 2009 XLE and it was a breeze.
#842 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [bob436]
Jun 09, 2011 (11:20 am)
Can't fault Toyota for the seat belt light as it was NEVER intended to be over ridden.
No, if you choose to use your rear seat as a toilet that's your problem but it's Toyota's problem to see to it that every possible safety issue is addressed when building a car.
#843 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [bob436]
Jun 09, 2011 (3:17 pm)
"rather than answer the question in all these forums."
I read a lot of complaining in your first post, but no question.
"It's MY car, my property [blah blah blah]"
Perhaps you should have a car custom made to your exact preferences, then pay off a few senators to get a waiver from federal safety standards.
So you don't believe in tire rotation, yet you think a little extra nitrogen will make some difference?
Hint: regular air is 80% nitrogen.
"I would really appreciate solutions and not opinions and lectures if you don't mind"
You can always ask for your money back!
#844 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [bob436]
Jun 09, 2011 (4:14 pm)
"I've noticed everywhere on the net, especially on Yahoo Answers that you say the same thing and if it's not you it's one of your representatives".
Really? I don't even have a Yahoo acct.
The only representative I have is my wife . . . . . LOL
You know one thing I notice on these Toyota Corolla threads is that some of you new Corolla owners that bit*h about your car, don't like it when others claim how much they like their Corollas. If we say something positive about our cars all of a sudden we're Toyota representatives. You gotta remember 99.9 % of us Toyota Corolla owners REALLY DO like our cars and want to let others know that, just as you want others to know how disappointed you are with your car. We understand that some of you might not have been as fortunate as the rest of us to get a perfectly working Corolla, but that's no reason to blast the rest of us. Some of us have always tried our best to help resolve issues others have had as they come up or give our advice as a multiple Corolla owner many times over.
#845 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [bob436]
Jun 09, 2011 (4:52 pm)
I vowed never to buy another Toyota after my 2003 because when I went to trade that in for a Sienna it had only 700 miles and 6 months on it and they wanted to only give $10,500 for trade in for a $18,000 car. So much for their loyalty program.
That's the dealer, not Toyota screwing you over.
Oil filter - yes, a little harder than the old style, but if you get buy the right cap wrench, it is still pretty easy. Other makes beside Toyota are doing the same thing with the cartridge style filter.
Nitrogen - dealer, not Toyota.
My wife's gets great fuel efficiency, no issues, no issues with anything else. Sorry to hear your issues.
Service light - no issue, most other makes doing the same thing, takes < 30 seconds to reset. CD - take to dealer. Toyota Nation - you can also check that forum.
#846 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [mcdawgg]
Jun 10, 2011 (5:13 am)
1st off I'm not a NEW Toyota owner, the last 2 cars I owned were from Toyota dealers and brand new cars. The first Toyota dealer ripped me off and being that was my first new car I wasn't savvy to working with them plus I was in the military and deployed shortly after buying so not much recourse while I'm in the field.
As far as the trade in value that was EVERY Toyota dealer I went to and that was 5 of them between Owego New York to Tampa Florida. Ohhh, we have to make our money back...by ripping me off $7,000 dollars and I have to finish paying off the trade in?
The only reason I got a decent deal was because Toyota was desperate because of the economy and not because I was a valued customer.
I have found (minus Verizon) that I am all of a sudden a valued person in society because I have a retirement check and no credit cards in a crappy economy. Businesses need me all of a sudden. NOW I'm their best friend. Before the economy crashed I was just another douchbag off the street and whoever denies this fact about US Businesses is living in fantasy land. Now I am Mr. or Sir...
Either way, the 2009 Corolla has been plagued with problems and in my view a POS but it was better than the Firebird that is overweight and over priced for a car that has no traction and fishtails because of a poor design. The price you pay for that garbage and no posi.
Anyway, I had a friend at his garage turn off that worthless buzzer with just a press of a keypad. It's a menu option on his computer hookup and look mom...I still wear my seatbelts. Not because my GOVERNMENT tells me to and threatens me with a $200 fine. Because it makes me and my kids safe. Big brother is not necessary for me to be a decent citizen and use common sense.
#847 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [bob436]
Jun 10, 2011 (5:48 am)
On the contrare, I'm sure bussinesss' would value you even more if you had some established credit and an a regular income other than just a retirement check. But that's way off topic here.
You sound very angry at Toyota just because you couldn't over ride the seatbelt buzzer; is it really worth getting your blood pressure up over? If you ever sell your Corolla I hope you do the sensible thing and hook the buzzer back up for the next owner so he might have a chance to survive a crash.