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#3 of 53 Re: 2011 Corolla [fredvh]
Aug 19, 2010 (7:52 am)
You have a 2006 and you are pleased - that's correct. Models prior to 2009 were much better than current models.
Toyota does not reveal anything about the 2011's, but there will most probably be more than just "some minor cosmetic changes". We can be assured that they will improve the interior quality, improve steering feel, and some more issues that so many drivers are complaining about.
As of now, the Corolla is from the lower rated compact cars, The Mazda3, Honda Civic, and Hyundai Elantra are all rated much better and drivers are more happy than with the Corolla. And with Chevy bringing the excellent Cruze in a month or 2, and Ford the new Focus next year, Toyota has no choice but play catch up...
#4 of 53 Re: 2011 Corolla [samnoe]
Aug 24, 2010 (5:26 pm)
You said a mouthful and are so correct! I could not agree any more with your speculations about the 2011 Corolla. Toyota definitely has some "house cleaning" to do with the current generation Corolla. Both mechanically and cosmetic for that matter. This explains the delay of the 2011 model year production. Production of 2011s are to begin this November and the cars should show up at dealerships in December or January. This production schedule has never occurred as far back as I can recall. Typically, Toyota introduces the new model year Corolla in early spring each year, between late March through early May. Same for Camry, as the 2011 Camry came out this March.
I drove a 2010 Corolla LE as a rental last month for 10 days and could not believe how poor the quality and workmanship was compared to my former car, a 2004 Corolla LE! Wow, did they really cut corners on this generation. Cheap, cheap, cheap in every way. Very frustrating to see Toyota do this, but hopefully they'll pay attention to customer complaints and actually do something about it! We can only hope improvements are made.
#5 of 53 2011 Corolla Information
Sep 04, 2010 (10:35 am)
I came across some information regarding the 2011 Corolla. It seems as though Toyota is going to discontinue production of the XLE and XRS models for 2011. Three models will be offered, Base, LE, and S. Other changes include colors. Blue Streak, Desert Sand Mica, and Capri Sea Metalllic have all been discontinued. Sandy Beach replaces the Desert Sand and Nautical Blue replaces the Blue Streak. Supposedly no green color will be offered. As far as physical and mechanical changes, no info. is provided.
#6 of 53 Re: 2011 Corolla Information [ntassistant]
Sep 04, 2010 (1:50 pm)
You buying one?
#7 of 53 Re: Only 3 models? [ntassistant]
Sep 05, 2010 (9:16 am)
The link that you provided says "available in 5 trims, ranging from the Base (M5) to the S (A4)".
So the only information we've got is about the colors. What about productions and release dates? And most important, what upgrades???
#8 of 53 Re: Only 3 models? [samnoe]
Sep 05, 2010 (5:31 pm)
What upgrades would you like to see?
#9 of 53 Re: Only 3 models? [terceltom]
Sep 05, 2010 (9:50 pm)
Fix the awful steering and brakes. I test drove an S with 7 miles on it. The steering had no feel and the car started to drfit to the left at 40 MPH. On the first touch it felt like the brakes had no effect. The steering on my '96 Altima with 75K felt tighter than the Corolla's steering.
A RAV4 is built on the same platform so it is possible to put steering that is fine on that platform.
If the steering and brakes was only average Toyota would sell even more of them because the seats are more comfortable than Mazda3 and the ride is smoother and quieter than Mazda 3 or Civic.
#10 of 53 Re: Only 3 models? [smallcar1]
Sep 06, 2010 (12:56 pm)
What makes you think I could fix "your awful steering". No problems with mine!
#11 of 53 Re: Only 3 models? [smallcar1]
Sep 06, 2010 (1:02 pm)
RAV4 used to be based on the Corolla platform, but as of 2006 MY I don't think that is the case.
#12 of 53 Re: 2011 Corolla Information [terceltom]
Sep 06, 2010 (2:39 pm)
I think I am going to keep my Avalon for a few years. Thought about trading it in for a Corolla, but I am actually getting accustomed to the Avalon. Love the room and the comfortable ride. However, I miss the smooth transmission on my 04 Corolla. No gear hunting, pulling back or "confusion". As mentioned in previous discussions, I am disappointed with the lack of quality materials and workmanship with the current Corollas.
I predict Toyota is going to produce the 2011 Corolla from December 2010 thru late spring 2011. Then introduce 2012s in early summer and produce thru winter 2011. By spring 2012, Toyota may introduce the new generation Corolla. There is defnitely a reason why Toyota waited this long to begin production of the 2011 Corolla.
On another note, no specific info. is provided about the steering for the 2011 (on the link I posted earlier, autobytel). However, "Electric" isn't mentioned. Could Toyota be doing away with the electric power steering?