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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#190 of 238 Re: Aftermarket Leather Interior [ntassistant]
Apr 06, 2010 (6:28 pm)
Excellent and very educating post. I didn't know that about the Avalons. The closest I ever came to buying an Avalon would have been a Solara back in 2001. After much thought I just couldn't get myself to buy a large two door coupe. Stuck with the Corollas and so glad I did. You sound like a person with discriminating taste. I was sold on Corollas after I purchased my first one back in 1979. Had nothing but Toyotas since; Corollas 4 , Celica 1, Tercel 1, Tacoma 1, oh, and 1 oddball Plymouth Voyager. The Corollas are my favorite of all.
#191 of 238 Re: 2011 Corolla [trikev19]
Apr 07, 2010 (3:33 pm)
"...There are no significant changes for 2011. Buy a 2010 now and get a deal..."
How do you know that? I am 90% certain that Toyota will do "something" about the steering issue. And maybe a few other known issues. They're in a position that they must care for their customers now more than ever.
Otherwise how can you explain changing model years in December?? For a Toyota? Something that never happened in recent memory.
They usually change model years very early in the year, or release new models early too. (Like currently the 2011 Sienna - or even the 2011 Camry which carried over WITHOUT any changes). Which is probably for greater resale value - in 7 years down the road (for example) when you have a choice to get a "2010 Honda Accord" or "2011 Toyota Camry", of course the Camry will be worth much more - it's a model year newer! But no one then cares that the 2 cars were built the exact same day.... (IMO, there should be some regulations about these..)
#192 of 238 Corollas [terceltom]
Apr 07, 2010 (3:36 pm)
I am right along with you on Corollas being my favorite car. I learned how to drive on a 1989 Corolla sedan. Love it and still own it, though it has excessive body rot. Current odometer is 148,000 miles. Engine runs like new. When the 9th generation Corolla launched, I fell in love and had to have one. I was in my second year of college and wanted a new car. I purchased a new 2004 LE with every possible factory option (my favorite car of all time). The biggest mistake of my life was trading it in for a new Avalon. I will never find another one like it, especially like the pristine condition it was in. Not a single door ding or scratch, just minor surface scratches due to washing. I am very particular about my cars and take extra good care of them. I'm the type of person who will park at the far end of the parking lot to avoid door dings from other cars and shopping cart dings.
I can't wait to get back into a Corolla. I just might wait for the 2011s to come out. I have read speculations of a 5 speed automatic transmission across all models and standard USB for iPod. These features are worth waiting for. As mentioned in an earlier post, Toyota shouldn't be releasing the 2011s anytime soon. From what I learned, the 2011 aren't due until December or January. This delay in production could mean that Toyota is really making some changes to the Corolla lineup and need the time to do so. Maybe they're modifying the (EPS)steering that many people complain about.
#193 of 238 Re: 2011 Corolla [samnoe]
Apr 07, 2010 (5:10 pm)
Are you just as certain they will rectify the issue for those current owners experiencing this problem before the 2011's come out? It would be a kick in the as* if they didn't, don't ya think?
#194 of 238 Re: 2011 Corolla [samnoe]
Apr 08, 2010 (5:17 am)
The 2010 Corolla is a new design. If there are any issues, Toyota will correct them. Recalls are very common and essential to maintain quality standards. Things go wrong with machines. The difference between manufacturers is the way they stand behind their product.
It is true that a newer model may be worth more down the road. I think you may make out better taking advantage of current incentives than worrying about what a Toyota is going to be worth years from now. You can bet that it will be worth more than most competitors.
#195 of 238 Re: 2011 Corolla [terceltom]
Apr 08, 2010 (12:48 pm)
You raise a very good point and I completely agree with you. I think Toyota is very concerned about the so called steering issues with the Corolla. It seems as though nothing came out of the "investigation" opened in February by NHTSA. Obviously there isn't a recall for this issue that owners complain about with the "wandering" of the vehicle while driving.
I still assume (if the 2011 Corolla comes out in Dec.) Toyota is taking time to make modifications in some way, whether it be mechanical or physical, or both. The 10th generation debuted in February 2008, so this is currently the 3rd model year for this generation. If Toyota is manufacturing this generation for 5 model years, it MAY be due for a refresh in 2011. I remember with the former generation, the Corolla was refreshed in spring 2004 as a 2005 model, and that generation debuted in January 2002. We'll just have to waiit and see what Toyota has planned for the 2011s.
#196 of 238 Re: 2010 Corolla with Twilight Sensor (Auto-on headlights)? [ntassistant]
Apr 10, 2010 (12:41 pm)
yes they do, works great
#197 of 238 Re: Aftermarket Leather Interior [trikev19]
Apr 10, 2010 (12:44 pm)
I take alint brush to them once in a while----no issue here
#199 of 238 2011 Corolla sold in Brazil
Apr 20, 2010 (12:24 pm)
I recently found this video of the 2011 Corolla sold exclusively in Brazil, I think? They have a much more refined Corolla available there, a big difference compared to what is sold here in the U.S. Much more upscale features in a car of this class. Too bad we can't get our hands on a Corolla similar to this one here!