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#5 of 55 2011 Corolla Information
Sep 04, 2010 (9:35 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 55 Re: 2011 Corolla Information [ntassistant]
Sep 04, 2010 (12:50 pm)
You buying one?
#7 of 55 Re: Only 3 models? [ntassistant]
Sep 05, 2010 (8:16 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 55 Re: Only 3 models? [samnoe]
Sep 05, 2010 (4:31 pm)
What upgrades would you like to see?
#9 of 55 Re: Only 3 models? [terceltom]
Sep 05, 2010 (8:50 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 55 Re: Only 3 models? [smallcar1]
Sep 06, 2010 (11:56 am)
What makes you think I could fix "your awful steering". No problems with mine!
#11 of 55 Re: Only 3 models? [smallcar1]
Sep 06, 2010 (12:02 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 55 Re: 2011 Corolla Information [terceltom]
Sep 06, 2010 (1:39 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?
#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.