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#18 of 37 first drives are out
Aug 27, 2013 (9:20 pm)
Motor Trend: The car remains more of an improvement for those who will only drive a Toyota than a real Civic- or Forte-challenger, even with those neat LED headlights and a well-tuned CVT. Toyota has been selling Corollas in the U.S. since the late 1960s, and there's a reason the car has survived that long while others have faltered. Pass right by the Toyota dealership if you want a modern compact with exciting driving dynamics.
Automobile: Although the all-new eleventh-generation car is different in almost every way from the model it replaces, this Corolla hasn't really changed. It does the same things -- which is good -- but doesn't do them any better than the competition, which is unsettling to say the least. The 2014 Toyota Corolla has improved, but its competition has improved more.
Apparently the Corolla is from a place where the Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, and Mazda 3 are unknown, and even the Chevrolet Cruze, Dodge Dart, and Honda Civic are unappreciated.i>
#19 of 37 What a let down
Sep 02, 2013 (8:27 am)
The new Corolla is going to get buried in this category of smaller vehicles. No new engines, transmissions, suspensions?? Ok, the car is reliable, but so are most vehicles these days. Toyota will make changes when the Corolla starts to loose market share.
#20 of 37 Re: What a let down [guido65]
Sep 02, 2013 (12:38 pm)
It does have new (for the Corolla) transmissions... offers a 6MT and a CVT, although the automatic in the base model is still the old 4-speed.
#21 of 37 A 4 speed automatic....really????
Sep 03, 2013 (2:47 am)
What an embarrassment to still be only offering a 4 speed automatic option in 2014. I would only expect that from General Motors. . . .
#22 of 37 Re: A 4 speed automatic....really???? [hoopitup2000]
Sep 03, 2013 (8:14 am)
Well, I wonder how many base models they will sell and at what price? Probably not many. Would I buy one? No, but Toyota has a better idea than any of us how many base models with 4 speed automatic they will sell and at what profit, so I can't play arm-chair quarterback.
You have to remember that even though it is a 4 speed auto, that Consumer Reports' real world MPG testing showed that the 2011 was rated the 3rd best MPG, only beat by a hybrid and a diesel. Not bad, I'd say.
Still, yes, it is surprising, and I would recommend that people that want automatic go for the CVT, due to the lower rpms and higher mpg, but for the higher mpg, first I'd have to see the pricing of all the models.
#23 of 37 Re: 2014 Redesigned Corolla out this September [backy]
Sep 04, 2013 (4:52 pm)
A 5 or 6 speed automatic transmission is nice. However, the 4 speed automatic is reliable and doesn't perform badly. Even with the lowly regarded (by some) 4 speed automatic, the 2010-2012 Corolla was delivering excellent "real world" fuel economy.
If it keeps the price of the car down, I believe there will be some buyers who will be interested as there are many drivers who cannot tell the difference between a 6 speed and a 4 speed transmission and don't really care.
#24 of 37 Re: 2014 Redesigned Corolla out this September [jimbob_seeker]
Sep 04, 2013 (6:34 pm)
#25 of 37 Re: Why would you EXPECT Push Button Start to be standard? [backy]
Sep 06, 2013 (10:39 am)
when i got echo plus I thought the button start was no big deal, dealt with it for many years prior in older corolla but then I checked how much for a third key to coin a phrase used by the other gender oh my god
but on the positive seems like a improvement over old models like the dash and radio nice, cvt is nicer the sentra
#26 of 37 Looks like another renewed winning formula
Sep 10, 2013 (4:18 pm)
Would I buy this car? No, I like driving and I don't even want to test drive a toyota. Would it sell? Definitely, better than Mazda and Ford and any other "driver's car". Most of us commenting on this forum are car enthusiasts who take driving experience over comfort and reliability. The fact is, we are only minorities and most people on this planet never take driving that seriously and a conservative, reliable transport is their best option.
#27 of 37 Re: Looks like another renewed winning formula [ecidloc]
Sep 11, 2013 (4:01 am)
Boy I would really have to disagree with you on that statement. I would argue just the opposite ; I would say the majority of readers and posters on this site by a big margin would take a car with safety, comfort, reliability, price and reputation over show anytime.