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#13 of 55 Re: Only 3 models? [samnoe]
Sep 06, 2010 (1:57 pm)
I apologize. The link mentions 5 models. However, I did not specify that the Base and the S models also come with a standard manual transmission. So in addition to the LE, S, Base automatic, a total of 5 models should be offered. Again, I don't know how reliable this info. is. No information on the XLE or XRS models, both VERY hard to find models here in New England. If they're truly doing away with these models, then they definitely SHOULD include more features or available options on the LE. On the autobytel site, I didn't even see navigation, JBL package, or leather package available on the LE and S models. JBL and leather are currently both available on the 2010 S model. As far as a 5 speed automatic transmission, it doesn't look like Toyota is going to offer it in the 2011 Corollas. In my honest opinion, I don't think Toyota is going to be doing any big improvements for the 2011 Corolla.
Regarding production dates, Toyota should begin building the 2011 Corollas in November and they should be arriving to dealers in December or early January. This is from a reliable source, PHH Arval, a vehicle fleet management company. Here is a link to the production schedule, which seems to be very accurate, based upon current Toyotas.
#14 of 55 Re: 2011 Corolla Information [ntassistant]
Sep 06, 2010 (3:13 pm)
Either way you'll be fine. I guess you can't beat the Avalon for ride, comfort and features. I don't believe the EPS will be going away with the the Corollas. This is the steering of the future! They'll probrably be refining it though as some are having problems.
#15 of 55 Re: 2011 Corolla [samnoe]
Sep 18, 2010 (8:07 am)
Geez, I rent 2010 Corollas all the time and was so impressed with them that I bought one as a scooter to run errands. The only problem was a rattle in the lower left dash. I got that fixed myself and don't have any more rattles. It is funny though, once I noticed that rattle, I started to notice it on all the rental Corollas. I removed the little storage tray door under the remote mirror buttons and found the rattle in the same place on 5 of the Corollas I rented from Hertz. This must be a common problem. If you bang on the bottom of the dash, (just below the steering wheel), you can duplicate this annoying noise. If this noise is driving you crazy, this is where it is coming from!
#16 of 55 Re: Only 3 models? [ntassistant]
Sep 28, 2010 (1:14 pm)
"... In my honest opinion, I don't think Toyota is going to be doing any big improvements for the 2011 Corolla..."
What makes you think so? How else can you explain the unusual delayed arrival of the 2011 models, which should've gone on sale on Feb. 2010 (like Toyota does with most other models)?
Toyota is definitely doing a lot of things wrong lately. No question about it, and no matter how much "telercom" is gonna scream the opposite. Just take a look in any other models forums, like the new Sienna, Highlander, all which have been top choices a few years back, are now mediocre at best.
The Corolla is among the bottom on the list for most educated shoppers, and, as mentioned before, with the arrival of the Chevy Cruze this month and New Ford Focus in another few months, there will be no single reason to choose the Corolla over any competitor.
We're all sure Toyota is noticing, and they're taking action. And that's the reason for the 2011 delay. There should be improvements in the steering -- and if it will be done right, it will be a "major" improvement. And there will most probably be an improvement in the quality of materials. All these is just common sense, especially after all the bad public relations Toyota had recently, with the Corolla among many other popular models.
#17 of 55 Re: Only 3 models? [samnoe]
Sep 28, 2010 (3:50 pm)
FWIW, C/D singled out the 2011 Corolla as perhaps the one Toyota model that will have significant changes for 2011. They said details are not available, but the car would be announced at the LA Auto Show.
#19 of 55 Re: More 2011 Information [ntassistant]
Sep 29, 2010 (1:23 pm)
There will be very minor changes when the 2011 debuts in December, but the shape will remain the same. The major redesign is to take place in 2013 for the 2014 model year.
#20 of 55 Re: More 2011 Information [terceltom]
Sep 29, 2010 (3:43 pm)
The article is portraying the 2011 to be much better than what we have available now. I don't expect to see a completely different style Corolla for 2011. What I expect to see is an improved Corolla with better quality materials and features/options available, to compete with similar cars in the compact class.
#22 of 55 Re: Official Info RE: 2011 [ntassistant]
Nov 16, 2010 (8:18 pm)
Agreed. Much less than I expected based on hints on the refresh. Just a nose job, tail tweak, and a few updates inside (although the dash looks pretty much the same from what I could tell from the photos). It means I think the Corolla will have a tough time against some very tough, new competition in 2011: Focus and Festiva, Cruze, and Elantra are all-new designs, with significantly higher FE than the Corolla (yet with more power), and more advanced powertrains e.g. 6-speed automatics.