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#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!
#200 of 238 Re: 2011 Corolla sold in Brazil [ntassistant]
Apr 20, 2010 (12:37 pm)
Doesn't look any different than our 2009's and 2010's. Are you guessing that Brazil's 2011 Corollas will be different than our 2011's.
#201 of 238 Re: 2011 Corolla sold in Brazil [terceltom]
Apr 20, 2010 (12:52 pm)
I was referring to the features the Brazil model has (rain sensing wipers, power driver's seat, rear seat center armrest, beige leather interior, rearview mirrors with turn signals, rear sonar system on rear bumper, upscale grill, hood insulator). These are some things we'd probably never see on a Corolla in the U.S.
#202 of 238 Re: 2011 Corolla sold in Brazil [ntassistant]
Apr 20, 2010 (1:01 pm)
Yeah, your right! After a quick check on the internet not much will change for 2011 in America.
#203 of 238 Re: 2011 Corolla sold in Brazil [terceltom]
Apr 20, 2010 (1:38 pm)
So far what I've researched, the only POSSIBLE changes for 2011 include a standard USB for iPod, and a new 5-speed automatic transmission (on all models other than the XRS) to increase fuel economy. Obviously there are no guarantees we'll see these changes for 2011, but it would be wise for Toyota to implement them at this time, especially to compete with other cars in this class.
I wish Toyota continued to install hood insulators on ALL Corollas. Currently, only the XRS has a standard hood insulator. Several weeks ago, I test drove a new 2010 LE. I noticed it was significantly louder than my 2004 Corolla LE, that had came with a hood insulator. A thin piece of felt material seems to go a long way with noise reduction. Another perk is that it protects the underside of the hood from dirt and debris. I guess Toyota figured it would be a good cost cutting measure to take by not including them across the entire Corolla lineup.