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Toyota Corolla



  • I live in Brooklyn, NY. I know that the Corolla gets geat fuel economy on the open highway but how many MPG can I expect in stop and go city driving with lights and stop signs at best and heavy traffic at worst?
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    Does anyone know if any aftermarket AUX and iPod adapters fit both the standard stereo and the top line JBL system that includes the 6-disc CD changer in the 2007 Corolla?
    I know USASpec makes some adapters, but it isn't clear if it works with the JBL system in the Corolla.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    Where are the power ports located and do any of the them still work when the key is out of the ignition so you could leave a cell phone charging in the car while you park?
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    Anyone use the A/C in temps over 100 degrees? Is it a weak air conditioning system or adequate?
  • danielj6danielj6 Posts: 285
    I've had my Corolla for a little over two years now and consistently get 25 MPG city in winter and summer. During the hot months I try to do without the a/c except for the recent heat wave. I drive easy without flooring or jack rabbit starts. I also live in Bklyn NY.
  • Do you drive mostly city? In my '96 Altima I get around 25 mpg when a drive on the highway a lot but in mostly city driving I will get 19-20 mpg.

    Somehow I didn't think in Brooklyn that we would get the 35 mpg being reported by those in other places.
  • danielj6danielj6 Posts: 285
    During the current Summer season and due to work reasons I've been doing a lot of city driving. When I drive on the highway I can get a bit over 30 MPH. Sometimes driving on the highway you hit traffic, but keeping it at 50-60 I have gotten 32 MPH. Through Bklyn streets and driving easy as I explained in my previous post, I've been getting 25 MPH. You know how tough it is to drive here. By driving easy I don't mean going more slowly than the flow of traffic.

    I would think that your Nissan Altima has more horse power than my Corolla and therefore is thirstier. Because BP is shutting down its refinery in the US get ready to pay $4 a gallon in NY.
  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
    Earlier this summer i wrote about my trip to atlanta in a corolla rental. It was an 06 LE with auto and a 6 disk changer. The ac was great. When passing through Valdosta, GA, the corolla's external thermometer was reading 104ºF. IT WAS HOT!!! But luckily the ac in the corolla felt like the temperature was in the mid-high 70s. Did i mention we got from South Miami to Atlanta on 1 1/2 tank of gas and only cost $45?


    Not bad, eh? The map shows from Miami to jacksonville and thats where we put in the 1/2 a tank. :shades: That got us from orange park to atlanta!

    ps: we were going 70-90mph the whole time and the car handled excellent!!

    -Cj :shades: :shades:
  • sherndzsherndz Posts: 1
    I've just had this car over a year, it has given me problems but I still love it. My dad bought it at an auction. Right now, its having problen with the steering- it needs another alignment, the muffler makes noise when I increase speed... and thats it. But before! New water pump, balljoints, entire exhaust got replaced, tires got worn out easily, new axles and so much more. But luckily it has never left me stranded! I would never buy a new car for this one. I only wish it could speed faster. All i need to do now is update the sound system, re- paint it at Maaco, tint the glass and its all good! This car is in memory of the car that was going to be lended to me by my dad. It was also a Toyota Corolla but from the year 1986. Sadly some bandits decided to set it on fire. These cars are still around because they are that good. :) :shades:
  • kero1kero1 Posts: 154
    Hi, with regards to your car and it's problems, the main thing I can see is that the car was purchased at auction and you and your farther do not know the car's history with regards to accident, service, abuse, etc etc.

    Sounds like this car was in an accident from the problems you are describing. Much to many problems for a corolla to have unless it had an accident.

    My wife has had corolla's all the way back to 1986. She has had an 86, 95, 01, 04 and now a 05. Mainly trading due to redesigns with regards to sizes and safety features. Never have we had to change anything close to the things you mention.

    Did your dad do a CARFAX on the car before purchasing?? If not, the car was most likely hit and or damaged then repaired before he got it.

    Auctions are not a great place to buy unless you are truely an expert in spotting damage and or repairs and things of that nature.

    Way to much has been fixed on this car for it to be mint from auction.

    Cars go to auction for a reason!!!

    Don't let this experience ruin your feeling on corollas because they are super reliable and funny, normally very quiet other than a little engine thrash at high RPM.

    If you had a new one, I mean purchased new regardless of year, you would love it!
  • I notice that the majority of the corollas do not have ABS. I talked to a dealer and they told me that since corolla's are lighter compared to some other cars, ABS would not be much of a factor. Is this true? Has anyone have any problems with braking from a close distance inbetween traffic? thanks
  • barnee61barnee61 Posts: 67
    Your dealer is spinning a tale. Corollas are subject to the same laws of physics as any other vehicle. The advantages of ABS include shorter stopping distances in panic stops, especially on slippery surfaces (snow/ice), plus you retain steering control because the wheels don't lock up.

    As you state, most Corollas don't have it, although I imagine that will change when they bring out the new 08 model (as many new vehicles in the compact class are now including it as standard).
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    Steering control while using maximum braking force is the biggest advantage.
    There are some scenarios where braking with your wheels locked without ABS could give you a lower total braking distance, but skidding out of control with with locked wheels isn't all it's cracked up to be.
  • thanks guys, i appreciate your insights. However, I dont understand why corolla dont have these as standards anyways? It makes it so much easier rather than choosing options/looking for models that are equipped with it. This is the only complaint that i have when comparing the civic and the corollas.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,682
    Corolla doesn't have ABS standard because that was unusual in the economy sedan class way back in 2002 when the current Corolla debuted. As noted earlier, the 2008 Corolla could very well have ABS standard because some competitors have it standard, including Civic and the '07 Elantra.
  • grandtotalgrandtotal Posts: 1,207
    Corolla doesn't have ABS standard because that was unusual in the economy sedan class way back in 2002 when the current Corolla debuted.

    That's really an irrelevant point because if Toyota can fit ABS to some Corollas they could fit it to all. It's a question of cost and perception in the market place. If nobody bought Corollas without ABS you can be sure that they would all appear with ABS.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,682
    It's a question of cost and perception in the market place.

    Actually that was my point, but stated in a different way.

    If nobody bought Corollas without ABS you can be sure that they would all appear with ABS.

    I don't understand your point. Tons of people bought Civics before they had ABS standard. (Until 2006, you couldn't even get ABS on many Civics, even as an option.) So why did Honda add ABS to all '06 Civics as standard equipment? Also, lots of people buy Elantras now. Still, Hyundai made ABS standard on the 2007 Elantra.
  • joecarnutjoecarnut Posts: 215
    It works great!
    We just drove through the Mojave desert running the a/c in 100+ degree temps and not only did the a/c work great, we got 38 mpgs to boot on a car that only had 840 miles on it.

    My fellow passenger kept asking me to turn the a/c down as I do like it cold.
    The engine temp stayed the same as any other day, right before the half way line.
    We went up some decent hills in the heat and no problems either.
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    We're in St. Louis and our rented '06 Corolla has icy a/c. Great seats to boot, but the rest of the car is just so so. Really time for the new version to show it's face. This car looks old & feels old compared to the Civic & Mazda 3. Am very anxious to see what they've come up with for '08.

    The Sandman :) :)
  • beernutbeernut Posts: 329
    I saw some '08 pictures somewhere on the web. Just search for 2008 Corolla and you'll find them too.

    I need to buy another one in '07 and thought I'd wait for the '08 Corolla to come out so as to not have two that look the same (although I do love my '05 as is). After seeing the pictures (yuk!) I've decided to not wait and buy the Civic - but not without looking at the Mazda 3 first.
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