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Apr 03, 2010 (11:57 am)
Does anyone know of any details regarding the 2011 Corolla? Will there be any changes/minor facelifts? I think Toyota is going to prolong the manufacturing of the 2011 Corolla. According to an online source (please see link), the 2011s will not be available until this coming December or January. Typcially Toyota starts to assemble new model year Corollas in the spring (around this time of year).
Could this delay in the 2011s mean there may be some changes with the new Corolla? I wonder if Toyota plans to modify the EPS (electronic power steering). I have recently test drove a 2010 Corolla LE and found no problem with the steering. Granted I only drove it for 15 minutes! If anyone has any details for the 2011s, please share!
#180 of 238 Re: 2010 Corolla with Twilight Sensor (Auto-on headlights)? [ntassistant]
Apr 04, 2010 (5:45 pm)
Oh yeah, I have a 2001 that had this feature already.
#181 of 238 Aftermarket Leather Interior
Apr 05, 2010 (2:55 pm)
Have any current Corolla owners (10th generation) upgraded your interior to leather? I am considering to purchase a new Corolla XLE and thinking of adding leather interior. I'm not exactly sure which company to go by, but I know of Classic Soft Trim and Katzkin. These are two of the major aftermarket brands.
Not sure if one is better than the other, but I have seen pictures of aftermarket leather on the Corolla that look horrible. I wish Toyota would bring back the leather option on other models in addition to the S and XRS. My 2004 Corolla LE had the factory leather, which was extremely rare in the 9th generation. The leather quality wasn't the greatest, but it looked nice in a car of this compact class.
If anyone has added aftermarket leather, please share your opinions, or anything you know about Katzkin or Classic Soft Trim. I think Classic Soft Trim has better quality, but I could be wrong.
#182 of 238 Re: Aftermarket Leather Interior [ntassistant]
Apr 05, 2010 (4:42 pm)
Guess your not interested in the "S" model. I believe it comes with the leather package.
#183 of 238 Re: Aftermarket Leather Interior [terceltom]
Apr 05, 2010 (5:24 pm)
The only reason why I do not like the S model is because of the underbody spoilers. I also prefer a lighter interior. My model preference is the XLE, either in Blue Streak or Desert Sand. I also like the Desert Sand, but I feel this color has been out a little too long. It debuted back in 2002 on the then redesigned Camry. Then in 2004, it replaced the Sandrift Metallic on the Corolla and has been around since. It is still one of the more popular colors on the Corolla, but it needs a little change! The blue definitely stands out and would look sharp on the XLE with alloys. I just wish Toyota offered a blue exterior and tan interior combination, like my old 2004 LE. I had the Indigo Ink Pearl with factory oak leather interior--a really nice color combo.
#184 of 238 Re: Aftermarket Leather Interior [ntassistant]
Apr 06, 2010 (5:06 am)
I own a 2010 Corolla LE. The cloth seats are terrible. Lint and dog hair sticks to it and its a nightmare to get off. I clean the seats weekly and its a chore. You'll find that many others feel the same way. Boch South in North Attleboro, MA is offering to install leather for $750, which is their cost. They've had so many complaints that they've had to do something!
#185 of 238 Re: 2011 Corolla [ntassistant]
Apr 06, 2010 (5:09 am)
There are no significant changes for 2011. Buy a 2010 now and get a deal!
#186 of 238 Re: Aftermarket Leather Interior [trikev19]
Apr 06, 2010 (6:52 am)
I'm fairly well read on the Toyota Corollas and your complaint is the first I've heard concerning the seat fabric. The velour fabric in the Corollas is a premium fabric and does hold some lint, but a complaint, really ??? Perhaps it should be recalled . . . lol
Why go to this place in North Attleboro, MA that has many complaints against them for aftermarket leather? Get an "S" model that has leather and be done with it.
#187 of 238 Re: Aftermarket Leather Interior [ntassistant]
Apr 06, 2010 (7:00 am)
I understand 100%. My wife wanted leather so bad but we wanted an XLE so we got the XLE loaded in place of the leather and the "S". I must say we really do like the premium velour fabric currently used on the Corollas but leather would have been awesome.
#188 of 238 Re: Aftermarket Leather Interior [terceltom]
Apr 06, 2010 (2:12 pm)
Very ironic, I purchased a new, 2010 Avalon last November from Boch South. I do not like them and will never purchase another car from them and strongly urge others not to as well. I had a bad experience with them (body damage on new car upon delivery, purchased accessories that were promised to be installed on car for delivery were not even at dealership). They act as though they're your best friend to get you to sign the purchase and sales agreement. After that, they really do not care anything about the customer or their vehicle for that matter. Never again for me. I'm sorry I bought there, but they had the exact car that I was looking for, so I bought it. And I have to say, I am 100% dissatisfied with the Avalon. It is the worst car I have owned. This car does not acclerate or "coast" when you take your foot off the accelerator. Instead, the car hesitates and pulls back (while city driving between 20-35 MPH). It drives me CRAZY! Many other Avalon owners of the 2005-2010 models have the same complaint with the transmission. Many people say the car has to adapt to my driving style and this issue should go away. NOT, this is a major transmission issue that has something to do with an increase in gas mileage.
I have owned 2 Corollas and loved them. I am actually loooking to trade the Avalon in and go back to a Corolla. I put a lot of money down and got a decent amount for my trade (a 2004 Corolla). However, 2010 Avalons have a $3,000 factory rebate, so that does not help me in any way! I may have to wait another few months or year before I do trade. I will NOT be keeping this Avalon for very long.
As far as the aftermarket leather at Boch South, I am pretty sure they bring their cars for the installation to be done at a shop in Plainville, MA called Auto Sound. Auto Sound installs many aftermarket products (sunroofs, spoilers, audio equipment, alarms, remote starters, etc.) I am pretty sure they use Katzkin brand aftermarket leather. I have read many customer reviews and found that Classic Soft Trim has much better quality leather.