Last post on Oct 28, 2013 at 8:00 PM
You are in the Toyota Corolla
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Corolla, Sedan
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
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#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.
Jun 10, 2011 (10:56 am)
Let's avoid making this personal. Regardless of how you may feel about another member's posts, namecalling and personal insults aren't allowed.
The best policy is to simply ignore posts that you don't like.
#850 of 1009 Re: Too hot in here [kirstie_h]
Jun 10, 2011 (12:08 pm)
Thanks for the advice yet he started talking about my credit and what not.
Put it this way. I am a retired veteran who EARNED his place in society and I let no business take advantage of me or my earnings especially when the blanket of safety I provided for them allows them to rip me off.
Verizon knows that for a fact when I told them to dig up the fiber optic cable in my yard because it's on private property. After that they AGREED to honor their original price quote before they inflated it by $100.00
As for my last post, YOUR censorship doesn't prove anything other than the truth hurts and censorship is exactly what happens when someone wants to prove their point of view. CNN as well as fox, you get away with it because you have the keys to the website.
Allow me to say one last thing and that is just because YOU delete it here doesn't mean the problems go away. The same issues with the car and that last blogger still exist no matter how much you want to erase it or hide the truth.