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Toyota Corolla



  • poliva2poliva2 Posts: 25
    I have no problem getting by on the Parkway. This baby can go 70 MPH no problem and still stay below 3000 RPMs. However getting on the parkway seems a little sluggish. All in all, the Corolla is a fine car.
  • I test drove the 06 Corolla and also the Camry. I am still unsure which i will buy but the less-comfortable Corolla seat would be one of two reasons for me to prefer the Camry( the other is the way the rear headrests create a blind spot that completely hides a truck - but i am very short.)

    If I go back for another final drive I am going to take my
    Obus Forme seatback and cushion. Maybe that would help you?

    BY the way,did Toyota budge at all on the price? I cannot get them to go down a penny.I am also in canada, and a hopeless negotiator,but wonder if it is still Toyota policy.
  • grandtotalgrandtotal Posts: 1,207
    BY the way,did Toyota budge at all on the price? I cannot get them to go down a penny.I am also in canada, and a hopeless negotiator,but wonder if it is still Toyota policy.

    It's not Toyota policy. If you are a hopeless negotiater try Automobile Protection Association. They won't get you the very best deal possible but they will get you a deal that is better than you will achieve on your own.
  • barnee61barnee61 Posts: 67
    I got mine for $800 over cost. There is only about $1200 of profit in the Corolla CE, so I saved about $400. $400 to $500 is probably a reasonable discount on a Corolla.

    What I did: I got a breakdown of the dealer invoice (cost) from Car Cost Canada ( It's a great service. Included with the invoice was a quick offer from one of the local dealers to sell for $800 over cost. I took it, because it was reasonable, and I didn't want to spend hours haggling to get it down to $500 or $600 over cost. As I said, there was only $1200 of "wiggle room" in the car I bought, and Corollas are popular so they don't give them away with ridiculous incentives like GM products.

    If you really hate negotiating, you could try going through a service called Dealfinder. It is run by a guy here in Ottawa called Bob Prest. He gets great deals on Toyotas, usually for just a few hundred dollars over cost. He charges a $150 fee though, but it's well worth it if you hate the "dealing" part. He has a website at I haven't used him myself (I'm used to the dealer experience and I don't get intimidated by the process), but I have heard very good things, and his reputation and service are solid.

    So there's 2 options for you. Good luck!

  • Thanks, both of you. I am in BC, so not sure how it will work but will definitely check out all three.I understand some dealers here have been offering to pay the GST in order to woo customers waiting for the July 1st 1% drop.

    I think I am the kind of customer with sucker written across my forehead.

    I am leaning towards the Camry and that slightly awkward seat and blind spot in the Corolla are the reason.

    One more question - where do you get the Maple Leaf in your posts?
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Re: Maple Leaf - go into your Preferences (on the left side of the page) and you'll find a "Display Flag" setting - you can choose Canada there to get that flag beside your name. You may have to log out and back in again for it to be effective.

  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
    While we're on the subject of driver seat position, i hope they add lumbar suport to the next cololla.
  • barnee61barnee61 Posts: 67
    Yep. You're right, lumbar support would be a great improvement too.

    Anybody know how the seats and driving position in the Matrix compare to the Corolla? Is it better, or pretty much the same?


  • tundradudetundradude Posts: 588
    My 95 hit it today.
  • beernutbeernut Posts: 329
    Party Time!! Heck - i'm inviting the neighbors over tonight!
  • mace242mace242 Posts: 12
    I just bought an '06 Corolla LE with power everything except seats with 6,000 miles on it for $14, that reasonable or did I get hosed? It seemed like used '05's were selling for at least that with reasonable miles on them, at least up here in the northeast anyway. Any thoughts?
  • jacknimblejacknimble Posts: 171
    If it has leather and auto, That sounds good to me, but you can easily look up the actual value on a bunch of websites - after all, it is simple economics, supply and demand.

    However, if you like the build quality, resell value, and you are going to keep the car for a few years, a few hundred dollars does not matter - Enjoy the ride.
  • minders82minders82 Posts: 2
    I have a 200 Corolla and I love it. The only money I've had to spend on it is routine maintainance (winshield wiper blades, air filers, oil change, etc). My first car was a '99 Corolla and it was totalled in an accident, but I walked away from if compeltely safe. This was one of my main reasons for buying another Corolla. Go for it! :)
  • minders82minders82 Posts: 2
    I've been driving my 2000 Corolla for almost 5 years and have never had problems with the windshield or tires (with the exception of a flat b/c of a nail.) Sorry about all the trouble you've had. It really is a great car!
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    They are ultra-reliable, but are you aware that Corolla outsells both Accord and Civic now, due to fleet sales? The Corolla is catching up to the Camry as number 1 seller, mainly due to rock-bottom prices (a good thing!) and great fuel economy, all while offering enough room for the average person. Great cars for sure.

    Here is a YTD sales figure chart on Corolla that I lifted from another Edmunds forum (Midsize Sedan Comparo)...they're really climbing!

    YTD sales

    Camry +0.9%
    Corolla +13.0%
    Accord +1.1%
  • msmithh33msmithh33 Posts: 1
    Hey all! Just got my first Corolla, an '06 CE. For those of you who have had your cars a while, should I bother spending an extra $2000 for the extended warranty? Thanks! : )
  • cargirl13cargirl13 Posts: 22
    I got side swiped this morning driving to work.The other car did not stop. Some of the paint has been scratched off and there is a dent in the pannel in between the door and the wheel.

    Since i cannot prove it was a hit and run..I am trying to get a quote from various sources as to how much it will cost before going to the insurance..

    Has anyone had a similar problem and could they advice how much it will cost?
  • fredvhfredvh Posts: 853
    The first thing that you need to do is report it to the local police. A police report is necessary in this case.
  • grandtotalgrandtotal Posts: 1,207
    $2000 is way too much for an extended warranty, if you really must buy one shop around and get it for about half of that (genuine Toyota, not 3rd party). Personally, I think an extended warranty on a Corolla is a waste of money. If you want a bit of security place that $2000 in an interest bearing account and use it only if you have a need for an out of warranty repair (i.e. not regular maintenance or replacement of brakes/tires etc.). My guess is that 5 or 6 years from now you'll still have the money.
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