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#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.
#904 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [windgrace]
Dec 23, 2011 (5:57 pm)
You really need to dump this car...every so often you come up with more things you don't like. Why do you still own a car you obviously complain so much about? Cut it from the herd already!
#905 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [sandman_6472]
Dec 23, 2011 (11:03 pm)
Well if it wasn't for massive depreciation loss I would...I'm looking for deals out there. I have had quite a number of problems with the car spending over 2 weeks out of the last 5 months in the shop getting airbags replaced and whatnot. There are a few more rattles here and there...I'm just exhausted going to and from the dealership (40 min drive one way) so I'm cranking up the music and ignoring it. Still, kind of annoying having these problems on a car with less than 16k miles on it.