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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
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#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.
#851 of 1009 Re: Too hot in here [bob436]
Jun 10, 2011 (12:39 pm)
I believe you brought up your credit first, but anyway perhaps we should stay on topic, does anyone have any "2009 Toyota Corolla Problems and Repairs" we could discuss?
How about this one? I had my water pump replaced two weeks ago on my 2009 Corolla XLE. It has only 15,000 miles on it but I had it 34 months already. Took it in for the pedal cut down and I just mentioned to the dealer of just a slight odor of coolant, never any symptoms. I was pleasantly surprised when I picked it up that they did a water pump replacement no questions asked. Dealer said he didn't want to take any chances with my warranty expiring very soon. Now that's real TOYOTA LOYALTY ! ! !
#852 of 1009 Re: Too hot in here [terceltom]
Jun 10, 2011 (4:34 pm)
Water pump is warranted for 5 years, 60,000 miles (power train). Water pumps seem to be a problem, but I read elsewhere that Toyota has put in a better design one when you get it replaced.
#853 of 1009 Re: Too hot in here [terceltom]
Jun 10, 2011 (6:11 pm)
We have a 2009 Corolla also. It has 25000 miles on it and we are at 34 months. We just had the water pump replaced. I had been hearing a slight high pitched squeaking with the blower OFF and when I turned the blower on the squeaking would speed up and then stop. I took it in to the dealer and the tech almost immediately said it was the water pump. There was evidence of coolant on the belt. (By the way, the water pump is covered by the 60,000 mile powertrain warranty).
This makes me a little nervous about another potential recall for Toyota. Why in the world are water pumps going out at ridiculously low mileage? There is no reason for them to be going out. The tech was not surprised when he saw the pump was bad. Told me it was the seal. Not good Toyota, not good.
#854 of 1009 Re: Too hot in here [mcdawgg]
Jun 11, 2011 (5:37 am)
That's good to know!