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When will 2011 Corolla will show up?

tim163tim163 Posts: 1
Planning to buy a Corolla. I didn't like the 2010 model. Any ideas when will 2011 would show up? I need a car fast, I wonder it would be worth to wait.
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  • fredvhfredvh Posts: 853
    edited August 2010
    The 2011 model is the same body style as the 2010. There will be some minor cosmetic changes but a make-over is not due until the 2013 or 2014 model. I have a 2006 and am very pleased with it.
  • samnoesamnoe Posts: 731
    edited August 2010
    You have a 2006 and you are pleased - that's correct. Models prior to 2009 were much better than current models.

    Toyota does not reveal anything about the 2011's, but there will most probably be more than just "some minor cosmetic changes". We can be assured that they will improve the interior quality, improve steering feel, and some more issues that so many drivers are complaining about.

    As of now, the Corolla is from the lower rated compact cars, The Mazda3, Honda Civic, and Hyundai Elantra are all rated much better and drivers are more happy than with the Corolla. And with Chevy bringing the excellent Cruze in a month or 2, and Ford the new Focus next year, Toyota has no choice but play catch up...
  • You said a mouthful and are so correct! I could not agree any more with your speculations about the 2011 Corolla. Toyota definitely has some "house cleaning" to do with the current generation Corolla. Both mechanically and cosmetic for that matter. This explains the delay of the 2011 model year production. Production of 2011s are to begin this November and the cars should show up at dealerships in December or January. This production schedule has never occurred as far back as I can recall. Typically, Toyota introduces the new model year Corolla in early spring each year, between late March through early May. Same for Camry, as the 2011 Camry came out this March.

    I drove a 2010 Corolla LE as a rental last month for 10 days and could not believe how poor the quality and workmanship was compared to my former car, a 2004 Corolla LE! Wow, did they really cut corners on this generation. Cheap, cheap, cheap in every way. Very frustrating to see Toyota do this, but hopefully they'll pay attention to customer complaints and actually do something about it! We can only hope improvements are made.
  • 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.

    http://www.autobytel.com/content/research/chooser/index.cfm/action/selecttrim/ma- ke_vch/Toyota/model_vch/Corolla
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    You buying one?
  • samnoesamnoe Posts: 731
    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???
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    What upgrades would you like to see?
  • 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.
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    What makes you think I could fix "your awful steering". No problems with mine!
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,697
    RAV4 used to be based on the Corolla platform, but as of 2006 MY I don't think that is the case.
  • 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?
  • 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.

    http://phharval.com/images/stories/News-and-Media/Motor-Company-News/US/2010/030- 910ToyotaUS2.pdf
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    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.
  • Geez, I rent 2010 Corollas all the time and was so impressed with them that I bought one as a scooter to run errands. The only problem was a rattle in the lower left dash. I got that fixed myself and don't have any more rattles. It is funny though, once I noticed that rattle, I started to notice it on all the rental Corollas. I removed the little storage tray door under the remote mirror buttons and found the rattle in the same place on 5 of the Corollas I rented from Hertz. This must be a common problem. If you bang on the bottom of the dash, (just below the steering wheel), you can duplicate this annoying noise. If this noise is driving you crazy, this is where it is coming from!
  • samnoesamnoe Posts: 731
    edited September 2010
    "... In my honest opinion, I don't think Toyota is going to be doing any big improvements for the 2011 Corolla..."

    What makes you think so? How else can you explain the unusual delayed arrival of the 2011 models, which should've gone on sale on Feb. 2010 (like Toyota does with most other models)?

    Toyota is definitely doing a lot of things wrong lately. No question about it, and no matter how much "telercom" is gonna scream the opposite. Just take a look in any other models forums, like the new Sienna, Highlander, all which have been top choices a few years back, are now mediocre at best.

    The Corolla is among the bottom on the list for most educated shoppers, and, as mentioned before, with the arrival of the Chevy Cruze this month and New Ford Focus in another few months, there will be no single reason to choose the Corolla over any competitor.

    We're all sure Toyota is noticing, and they're taking action. And that's the reason for the 2011 delay. There should be improvements in the steering -- and if it will be done right, it will be a "major" improvement. And there will most probably be an improvement in the quality of materials. All these is just common sense, especially after all the bad public relations Toyota had recently, with the Corolla among many other popular models.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,697
    FWIW, C/D singled out the 2011 Corolla as perhaps the one Toyota model that will have significant changes for 2011. They said details are not available, but the car would be announced at the LA Auto Show.
  • Came across this article while conducting a search on Google. It looks like the Corolla COULD POSSIBLY be redesigned in and out. I don't know how reliable this article is, but could definitely explain the delay of the the 2011 Corolla production until late this year.

    http://www.prlog.org/10930220-florida-toyota-dealer-to-welcome-2011-corolla-this- -december.html
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    There will be very minor changes when the 2011 debuts in December, but the shape will remain the same. The major redesign is to take place in 2013 for the 2014 model year.
  • ntassistantntassistant Posts: 64
    edited September 2010
    The article is portraying the 2011 to be much better than what we have available now. I don't expect to see a completely different style Corolla for 2011. What I expect to see is an improved Corolla with better quality materials and features/options available, to compete with similar cars in the compact class.
  • http://pressroom.toyota.com/pr/tms/toyota/2011-toyota-corolla-178740.aspx?link_p- age_rss=178740&siteid=DMG_rss_201011_RLA_explan_toynew_Toyota+Vehicles%3A+2011+T- oyota+Corolla+Debuts+at+LA+Auto+Show

    In my opinion, another disappointment. XLE and XRS models dropped. No significant changes, just a mid cycle refresh. I can't believe they waited this long to "unveil" the 2011 Corolla at the LA Auto Show.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,697
    edited November 2010
    Agreed. Much less than I expected based on hints on the refresh. Just a nose job, tail tweak, and a few updates inside (although the dash looks pretty much the same from what I could tell from the photos). It means I think the Corolla will have a tough time against some very tough, new competition in 2011: Focus and Festiva, Cruze, and Elantra are all-new designs, with significantly higher FE than the Corolla (yet with more power), and more advanced powertrains e.g. 6-speed automatics.
  • The 2011 version of the Corolla is a disappointment in more ways than one, speaking for myself. The only reasons I would even consider purchasing this machine (the S version) would be its reputation as being "bullet proof" as far as reliability/dependability is concerned but I find its shape boring, as it's almost invisible, so to speak, when so many are seen driving them about. There's nothing truly distinguishable about its shape. NOTHING! Yet it continues to be a sales leader. Why? Some folks want a machine that runs without problems down the line of ownership. I can understand it being such a sales leader for that reason alone.
    I only wish Toyota gave the Corolla more of an edge in the marketplace by giving it an OnStar or Sync type feature. I'm pretty sure said feature would set it apart from the other Asian brands. The Focus and new Cruze have Sync and OnStar respectively and as much as I like this safety feature I'm really not interested in either machine to own. Toyota is making so many mistakes lately, IMHO. The brand is no longer the leader it once was. A pity.
    Peace!<-AladdinSane-<- :shades: -
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    Interesting, you speak of the Toyota(Corolla) as "still being the sales leader" but then you contradict yourself and say it's "not being the leader it once was". By your own admission you say you see so many of them around. Well who's buying them then? Those that want an economical "bullet proof" car as far as reliability/dependability with great gas mileage and a good safety record to boot, that's who. I think if you want more of a performer you would choose another "brand". I don't think equipping it with OnStar or some Sync type feature would really change it's "boring shape" or make it more "invisible" as you put it, do you?
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,697
    From an article on October's sales leaders:

    In fact, the only major automaker to see a dip was Toyota, down 0.9% from October 2009. Why? It was mainly due to a sales dip among the Toyota brand and uber-popular models like the Corolla, which was down 25% compared with the same month last year.

    http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2010/11/top-10-best-selling-cars-october-2010- .html#more

    Still selling well, yes. That's what a great long-term reputation does for you. But slipping. Badly. Which means others are gaining. Of the four new designs I mentioned, the Festiva and Cruze just went on sale a few weeks ago and the Focus and Elantra haven't arrived yet. But they will soon. (BTW, the Jetta is new for 2011 also and aimed squarely at competitors like the Corolla.) Meaning more strong competition for the nearly-unchanged Corolla in 2011. The article above noted the Civic dropped off the Top 10 list in October. It hasn't had a redesign since late 2005. It's still a good car--economical, reliable--sounds a lot like the Corolla, yes? But the competition is getting newer, and better, while Toyota and Honda stand pat. I don't think it bodes well for Corolla sales (or Civic) in 2011.
  • aladdinsanealaddinsane Posts: 182
    edited November 2010
    Toyota IS a sales leader, only it isn't as strong a sales leader as it once was.
    Who buys the Corolla?
    Drivers who want to get from point A to B without a hassle.
    The Corolla IS an appliance, much like a toaster or refrigerator.
    It runs, and runs well...but it's BORING.
    To those who purchase this vehicle, most don't care much about driving...they just want something reliable to get from A to B.
    It IS bullet proof, as an automobile should be.
    As a performer, as you state?
    It's NOT.
    If I did go with the S I would do so because I don't want headaches upon owning it.
    I certainly would tweak its looks, pimp it out in a certain way.
    But that's my way of thinking.
    Yes, OnStar and/or a Sync feature would help for those wanting more peace of mind with an automobile that has been recalled for malfunctions.
    You are offensive, and VERY much mistaken.
    Sarcasm at its worst.
    U have your opinion?
    Fine.
    But don't put down another's point of view.
    Peace!<-AladdinSane-<- :shades: -
    I will NOT reply to any further posts by you.
    Fin-
  • samnoesamnoe Posts: 731
    edited November 2010
    "...Interesting, you speak of the Toyota (Corolla) as "still being the sales leader" but then you contradict yourself and say it's "not being the leader it once was..."

    True, it may still be the "sales" leader, since most (uneducated?) people still believe that Toyota makes the best cars, and, as mentioned above, that's what great long-term reputation does for you. And the main reason is, the competitors are just coming out. The Cruze was just recently released, Focus & Elantra are coming soon. It remains to be seen if Toyota will still be the "sales" leader.

    But what he (probably) meant with "not being the leader it once was", is in terms of innovation, design, features, hi-tech, quality, and more... Toyota Corolla may soon be the lowest rated scompact sedan :cry:
  • samnoesamnoe Posts: 731
    edited November 2010
    The link over there shows the CLOCK still at the bottom of the center stack! The center stack still looks the same as the pre-2011, except for a newer stereo!

    And I hate those steering wheels which are straightened out at the bottom!

    And still no word about any change in the steering! I can't believe it.

    I also can't understand what took them soooo long to come up with the "long awaited" 2011 model.
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    edited November 2010
    "True, it may still be the "sales" leader, since most (uneducated?) people still believe that Toyota makes the best cars"

    I don't know what "education" has to do with someones experience with their own vehicles. I consider myself highly educated and I just love the Corolla and still think they are, and will continue to be the safest most reliable cars made. In fact in another thread you boast yourself about the Toyota Sienna's "elegance". I'm sure you don't consider yourself "uneducated" do you? I'd pick a proven winner, Toyota, over a first tear edition, unproven vehicle like the "Cruze" anyday.
  • I have been a Toyota fan for a long time. Everytime Toyota knocked someone out of position heading towards #1, I said nothing. I just knew they made the best cars and that is that. I am saddened though that when papa Toyoda died and his grandson figured "let's get to #1 faster", it meant cutting corners. If Mattel wanted to build a car, we would let them, (it would still be better than ford, chrysler or GM), but that's just another brand to compete with. Toyota should and I think will realize it's not just them anymore on the playing field and go back to the wrecking machine it once was. Not to mention, these quality issues are all over the place, it isn't just Toyota, AND look at someone like Chrysler, God, I wouldn't buy a sled for my kid made from them. But you won't here about their mistakes, and alot of this has to do with them being domestic and the trouble the US automakers were/are in. God forbid we print soemthing "negative" about them. I owned American cars. They are no better today than they were 10 years ago. I will only buy Japanese, preferably a Toyota.
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    Well said !
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