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#128 of 238 Re: 2010 Corolla [sammy_to]
Feb 12, 2010 (8:15 pm)
I've put about 3,500km on my new 2010 Corolla. No regrets at all! The car drives like a dream. I've only driven Toyota, 1 Tercel, 2 2002 Corolla's and now a 2010 Corolla.
The Corolla rides well in a strong wind. This happened a few weeks ago on the highway in a strong wind. Didn't notice anything different from my lower profile 2002 Corolla.
Today, while driving along the highway at night, I had to swerve suddenly. Looked like a roll of carpet or something large was obstructing the one lane. I saw the car in front of me swerve. Didn't know why. Almost as it got out of the way, I saw the obstacle on the road. I swerved too, consciously being aware not to over-steer back into the lane. I recall the Vehicle Stability Control activating with its beep beep sound. This all happened in a second or two. I avoided the obstacle and maintained control of my car. Forget how fast I was going but it was a highway so maybe 110 km/hr or so. I'm not sure if the VSC helped but I sure heard it being activated. Maybe the electronic power steering helped too, making it very easy to steer quickly.
The electronic power steering is extremely noticeable when you're parking and need to bring the steering wheel back.....like butter.
Now that I have driven the Corolla for over a month, I don't notice any of the negative points noted in the Edmunds review of the 2009 model. I'm not a test car driver so obviously I am not aware of how other makes and models drive and compare to the 2010 Corolla. I've rented a Chevy Cobalt, PT Cruizer and one other make recently. This car drives like any other car I have driven. As well, it's a quiet ride too. Quieter than my 2002. I can hear the subtleness in the vocals of a CD track while driving at highway speeds.
The only thing that bugs me is that the headrest doesn't stay all the way down. I push it all the way down. There must be a way to keep it down. Other than that, nothing bad to say about the 2010 Corolla. A great drive. Well, the backend is a bit higher than my 2002. Love the trunk, quite spacious. Wish there weren't those 2 bumps on the surface of the trunk nearer the passenger compartment but I'll just have to place things better.
#129 of 238 Re: 2010 Corolla [canuckrolla123]
Feb 12, 2010 (7:53 pm)
So glad to hear you like your new ride. I was beginning to think there weren't too many of us out there anymore. Although I haven't had the head rest problem, I agree with everything you said about the new Corollas. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I think the new EPS steering was a wonderful new feature. I have a Barcelona Red XLE. I just love the JBL 400 watt upgraded sound system I have. My previous rides were "86" Tercel, "79" Corolla and an "02" Celica. Currently I have a "92" Corolla an "01" Corolla, "94" Voyager and the "09" Corolla. Don't ask me how I slipped a Chrysler product in there. Shopping for a new TRD Tacoma. My Corollas are amazing, all I do is change the oil and rotate the tires and the things run forever. Oh, and of course the very rare "recalls". Just sold the "86" Tercel, had it for 24 years and it was running like a clock when I sold it. By the way, the "94" Voyager has given me great service also
#130 of 238 Re: 2010 Corolla [terceltom]
Feb 13, 2010 (7:25 pm)
I think there are many like us who are just not able to keep up with the assault on our beloved Toyota brand -- It is fascinating (and sad) how much hype has been created in the media over something that no one knows for sure about. Anyways, I had a wonderful experience with my 2010 Corolla viz-a-viz its traction control. I live in the NJ area and because of some stupid reason, I ended up driving in the blizzard that came to our region this Wednesday late afternoon. I could not believe how many cars got stuck on the road or slipped, but my Corolla kept on going with at least 6 or 7 times the traction control going on (I could see the blinking light) when I feared that I would be stuck on the road. I drove more than 7 miles and finally got back to my home without any incident. I am sure that I would not have it on my older car. Keep up the good work Toyota and don't give in to these sharks.
Feb 14, 2010 (1:18 pm)
People seem to forget that all companies have had recalls over the years...I found a list of the brands and the #'s of recalls and Toyota is not the tops in vehicles affected. People just love to knock the particular company with the latest recall because any of the major domestic and foreign brands could be in a similar situation at any given time. Folks need to remember that cars are machines built to certain tolerances built by man, and sometimes machine.
Toyota will get past this and move on selling great vehicles just like all the other brands. Personally, I'd have no trouble owning a Toyota or Ford or GM...etc. If a company makes a vehicle that we like within our $ constraints, we'll by it. Modern vehicles have all come so far these past few years, we're finally at the point that we'd look at all brands as of now...and buy what fits our list of needs...end of story!
#132 of 238 Re: Toyota [sandman_6472]
Feb 14, 2010 (2:03 pm)
Your absolutely correct with your statement about why we buy a certain car. It's not that I'm in love with the Toyota brand. I would just add to your statement that for me it's not just about the reasonable pricing on the Corolla or even as much about liking it over other designs, but mostly about reliability and longevity and how much this car is gonna cost me in the long run. Just like the most current commercial Toyota has on T. V. where they state 80% of Toyotas 20 years or older are still on the road. That's absolutely an amazing figure to me. Can Chevy, Ford or Chrysler say that? I don't think so!
#133 of 238 Re: Toyota [terceltom]
Feb 14, 2010 (8:04 pm)
I'd like to correct my last post, corrected to "80% of the toyotas sold in the last 20 years are still on the road" not "80% of Toyotas 20 years or older are still on the road". Still an astronomical figure that I'm sure the big three couldn't match.
#134 of 238 Toyota Corolla Recall
Feb 17, 2010 (5:39 am)
Toyota probes Corolla steering as its chief says he won't attend U.S. hearing
Yuri Kageyama / Associated Press
Tokyo -- Toyota is considering a recall of its hot-selling Corolla subcompact after complaints about power steering problems -- another blow to the world's largest automaker already reeling from a string of recalls for safety problems.
Company President Akio Toyoda, meanwhile, said he won't be attending the U.S. congressional hearing on the automaker's safety lapses, entrusting the job to U.S.-based executives -- though he did say he would consider appearing if summoned. He said he wanted to focus his energies on improving quality worldwide.
"I trust that our officials in the U.S. will amply answer the questions," Toyoda told reporters Wednesday. "We are sending the best people to the hearing, and I hope to back up the efforts from headquarters."
He said Yoshi Inaba, who heads Toyota Motor Corp.'s North American unit, was more familiar with the U.S. situation and was the best executive to deal with the hearing. Toyoda said he was still making plans to go to the U.S. and dates have yet to be set.
But in an alarming disclosure that could widen Toyota's recall crisis, the Toyota executive in charge of quality controls, Shinichi Sasaki, said Toyota was taking seriously the complaints about power-steering problems in the Corolla, the world's best-selling car.
Sasaki said drivers may feel as though they were losing control over the steering, but it was unclear why. He mentioned problems with the braking system or tires as possible underlying causes of the steering problem.
There have been fewer than 100 complaints, the automaker says.
Speaking at Toyota's Tokyo office, Sasaki said it was still uncertain if a Corolla recall would be necessary but the automaker is considering one. The number of affected vehicles is unclear, he said.
The company was putting customers first in a renewed effort to salvage its reputation and would do whatever is necessary if a fix is needed, he said.
Toyota has recalled 8.5 million vehicles globally during the past four months because of problems with sticking gas pedals, floor mats trapping accelerators and faulty brake programming.
Reports of deaths in the U.S. connected to sudden acceleration in Toyota vehicles have surged in recent weeks, with the alleged death toll reaching 34 since 2000, according to new consumer data gathered by the U.S. government.
#135 of 238 Re: Toyota Corolla Recall [revit]
Feb 17, 2010 (1:22 pm)
As I posted on the "Toyota EPS" forum, with the small number of complaints (less than 100) it's fair to say that if this is a problem at all, it only seems to be affecting some newer Corollas.
Feb 17, 2010 (2:52 pm)
When I roll down the passenger side power windows and then roll it up again, this action drags water up thus wetting or smearing the window. Anyone else have this happen? Don't recall that occurring on the 2002.
Yes, the 2010 Corolla is a quiet ride especially in the city but at highway speeds I'm sure other makes can be even quieter. I'm not complaining and it's much quieter than my 2002.
#137 of 238 Re: Windows [canuckrolla123]
Feb 17, 2010 (3:00 pm)
This happens to some degree on all of my cars for awhile after I wash it. You might try cleaning the glass real well e.g. with Bon Ami and seeing if that helps any.