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#48 of 55 Re: 2011 Corolla Automatic ON/OFF Headlights? [radiozener]
Mar 25, 2011 (2:05 pm)
Yes, I completely agree with you on everything you've mentioned! I too would be disappointed knowing I purchased a new car with "expected" features found in last year's model! I can't figure out why Toyota is making these poor decisions by cutting costs (eliminating once common, practical standard features as found in last model year) thinking customers aren't going to notice these obvious details. In my opinion, the 2011 Corolla is by far one of the worst model years ever built. I don't see any 2011s on the road at all (only rentals). Honestly in my region, there are still a lot of new 2010s on dealer lots. I think this says something about the current generation Corolla. I hope Toyota realizes they really screwed up with this year's Corolla and they MAKE NECESSARY changes for it to survive in 2012 and thereafter.
#49 of 55 Re: 2011 Corolla Automatic ON/OFF Headlights? [radiozener]
Mar 26, 2011 (5:53 am)
So you bought this new car sight unseen ? ? ? I guess I would ask why the big rush ? Now your stuck with it! I gotta tell ya though, I'm a very big Toyota fan, (as everyone on this site would attest to), but if I were in the market for another car I would steer away from the new Corolla also as I, like you, would definitely miss all of those features they did away with also. I like the Mazda 3 more and more evry time I look at it. Perhaps Toyota is trying to push the Camry, saving all of those features for that model.
Mar 26, 2011 (10:48 am)
After considering the '11 Corolla "S" for purchase, and reading the latest posts here concerning Toyota's eliminating certain features once available, I'm afraid this machine is OFF my small list of new vehicles to check out.
Toyota sure has blown it, BIG time, with the 2011 Corolla.
Jan 19, 2012 (11:26 am)
I purchased a 2011 corolla LE, from day one I have had a problem with it miss fireing, took it in four times already they can't fix it need less to say I'm frustrated seening as I'ev only had it two months.I don't worry about it not having auto head lights I worry about it dying on me going down the road. Has any one else had this problem ? nativegirl
Jan 20, 2012 (4:51 am)
The headrests on my new 2011 Corollla S move up on their own as I drive. this eventually creates an uncomforable driving position for me. Is the what "active" headrests are supposed to do? Any similar experiences from fellow owners? I have not yet brought this up with Toyota.
Aug 03, 2013 (2:33 pm)
Of all the cars I have had in my life...Nissan Maxima's, Land Rover, etc. this is my first Toyota, a 2011 Corolla purchased used in Sept 2012, and I have had nothing but problems. I kept feeling a hesitation, weird like someone had tapped on the break. Of course everyone that drove it, service reps, friends, etc. couldn't find anything and the dealer said they couldn't do anything unless they could replicate the problem. It stalled on me completely at 65 mph on the freeway. Every time I go to the dealer they find nothing and if they do it costs $100+ like replacing a bolt that's holding on the license plate. One repairman, independent said some mechanics at dealers are on commission to find things to fix and charge for...dah! I took it in for a diagnostics check, waited 5 hours told the dealers service mgr I had to be at work at a certain time. About one hour before I had to leave they paged me and said it would take more time. I walked outside to steam and breathe and saw the lot where they put the cars they're servicing.... sitting there was mine. They hadn't even looked at it yet! (I was stupid enough to buy the extended warranty AND Platinum Plan by the way.) When they did look at it hurriedly and ran diagnostics they said they found nothing but did fix the bolt on one side of my license plate, that I mentioned in passing, like if you have a moment could you pop a new bolt in. That was $120 because they had to drill a new whole for the bolt yada yada. So I took it in desperation to an authorized Toyota repair shop that had good reviews and in one hour while being served coffee in a clean waiting room, the owner handed me a release from Toyota explaining that the 2011 Corollas had this problem and even the codes to fix it. Also he handed me 3 pages of diagnostics with error codes that needed to be fixed. It made me sick. It was $109 and well worth it to get all that info and he told me my left rear wheel was bent and it should be looked at. This guy was about keeping me safe and not racking up dollars. Now I am taking it in to the dealer after notifying THEM about this "Momentary RPM decrease" . Could the dealer really not know about this release from Toyota? Will they now charge me for fixing it and who knows what else even though I have the extra warranty AND Platinum Plan? As a single woman I feel like an idiot walking in there because they know they can tell me anything and I have no recourse. Whats a girl to do. Thank God for the honest kind repairman I went too. Suggestions? Help?
#55 of 55 Re: Tired of Toyota [clueless30]
Aug 04, 2013 (3:37 am)
Your being taken advantage of, find another Toyota dealer in your area even if it's a little distance away.