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#894 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [mcdawgg]
Dec 16, 2011 (8:44 am)
Yeah, so I got the car back and (FINALLY!) the rattles around the driver side door (b pillar, grab handle) seem to be gone but I still am getting a bunch of weird noises in the roof. I can't pin point it...sometimes it's a rattle above my head, sometimes there's a weird sound (think rubbing hard plastics together) by the passenger vanity mirror, and a weird static sound right in front of the light fixture. They all disappear when I push up slightly on the roof with my hand. The car just spent 6 days in the shop...I guess next week I'll give the dealership a call. Weighing my options...put up with this vehicle or accept massive depreciation on a trade-in value and try to find a deal on a Civic or Hyundai. I'm not impressed with the build quality at all with this Corolla...my sister's 06 Civic has a much more solid interior and with 110k miles it's rattle free!
#895 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [windgrace]
Dec 16, 2011 (8:56 am)
Strange - I wonder if something else happened to yours? Ours is completely rattle free, ZERO issues. Beware of the Civic - very noisy, in my opinion.
#896 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [mcdawgg]
Dec 16, 2011 (9:30 am)
I do agree the Civic is a bit noisier and louder...issues that could probably be remedied for the most part with some good tires. Much better steering feel/response than the Corolla and better cornering, too. I don't know, in the past month I've had the roof light fixture, the driver side grab handle, the passenger side kick panel and the entire driver side curtain airbag fixture replaced because of different rattles (the last one is definitely kind of worrying, as I learned after I bought the car that a large dent had been removed poorly from the driver's door because there are several small raised bumps in the sheet metal I noticed one day in a certain light. Weird coincidence?). I'm just wondering what's going to be next. Thankfully it's under warranty...for now. After this experience with a Toyota I'm definitely rethinking my loyalties to Japanese cars!
#897 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [mcdawgg]
Dec 16, 2011 (6:20 pm)
Funny, my Civic is so quiet and rattle free...much quieter than the Corolla and Sentra I used to own. Guess it all depends how carefully the car was put together. Mine is still tight as a drum also. I can honestly say that my '06 Civic is the quietest, most reliable & best car I've ever owned bar none!
#898 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [sandman_6472]
Dec 16, 2011 (7:21 pm)
Yeah, we've had some issues (both of the window regulators on the coupe went out and the windows wouldn't open/close or stay on track) but other than that it's been regular maintenance and there are no rattles after 110k miles. I dunno, it would suck losing stability/traction control on my 2010 corolla for a used sentra or civic or even elantra but at the rate my Corolla is going I feel like I'm going to be replacing plastic panel by plastic panel forever...
#900 of 1009 Re: Too hot in here [wishin_4a_ford]
Dec 17, 2011 (7:04 am)
Yes, that is correct !
#901 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [mcdawgg]
Dec 18, 2011 (8:15 pm)
I do have a question. Since purchasing the car there have been numerous occasions where there has been a very loud 'clunk' sound that sounds like it's underneath the car when braking going through potholes. More noticeable when the front tires are going through the bumps. Almost sounds like something has dropped from beneath the car. The brake pedal also jitters pretty violently under these circumstances. Could there also be a suspension issue with the vehicle?
#902 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [windgrace]
Dec 19, 2011 (6:55 am)
It is the ABS system - normal.
#903 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [mcdawgg]
Dec 19, 2011 (8:51 am)
Kind of unnerving hearing a shudder going over bumps/potholes...and I've driven a number of cars with ABS that haven't done that. Interesting.