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Toyota Corolla Owners: Meet the Members

Karen@EdmundsKaren@Edmunds Posts: 5,028
Please take a moment to introduce yourself and share some details about your Corolla or Matrix!

My name is KarenS and I am the host of the Owners Clubs. Please let me know what discussions you would like to see in your Club folder. I will create them ASAP. You may want to take a look through the other clubs to get ideas for discussions.

Looking forward to meeting everyone!

Owners Clubs

Karen-Edmunds Community Manager



  • My name is Gary and I live in Toronto, Canada. If all goes well, our black 2003 Corolla CE should be ready for pickup this Saturday or early next week. As my username says, our other car is a 2000 Honda Odyssey. Looking forward to sharing information and experiences with everyone.
  • My name is Paul, and I live in Mechanicsville, MD. That's in St. Mary's county, about an hour south of DC.

    I have a Radiant Red Matrix XR Automatic that I bought on Tuesday. If you're interested, I posted a report of my sale experience over in the Hatchbacks/Station Wagons board.

    I plan to hang around and help anyone that I can, and hope to get much good advice.
  • xr_matrixxr_matrix Posts: 96
    My name is Randy and I live in Atlantic Canada.

    I have on order a silver XR 5spd Matrix...won't be seeing it till early June though I guess. I already have 2 Toyota's in my garage...a 99 Corolla VE Touring Sedan 5spd and my wife drives a 94 Corolla Wagon auto. We are trading the VE on the Matrix, I may actually sell it outright first though as a lot of people like my touring sedan pckg from Toyota.
  • Karen@EdmundsKaren@Edmunds Posts: 5,028
    I didn't even get a chance to put on the finishing touches before you found the new club! :-)

    Don't forget to write a review!

    Last week, Edmunds rolled out new pricing pages. Along with this is a new "consumer ratings & reviews". This functionality lives in the "consumer opinions" area of the new vehicle detail page, and allows users to rate a vehicle on a number of different criteria (1 to 10 scale), as well as add his/her own free-form comments.

    If you have some time, we would really appreciate Town Hall members writing a review of their current auto, or a favorite make/model. It takes approximately a week for your review to appear on that make/model.

    If you have any questions, please let me know!


    Owners Clubs

    Karen-Edmunds Community Manager

  • TupTup Posts: 200
    Hello everyone....hey XR-Matrix....where in Atlantic canada are you from? (I'm in PEI). Well, I think I have the Granddaddy of Matrixes....Took delivery on Feb 7 of a Black Base Canadian 5 speed Matrix with the "B" option package....A/c, power locks, keyless entry, alloy wheels. We ordered this vehicle (our second car next to a Subaru Forester) before the pricing was announced. If I was to do it again I probably would have paid the extra to get the XR but when we ordered we just wanted AC and keyless entry for our second car and expected the Matrix to cost more then it does.

    So far this vehicle has been terrific! Great driving car...the 5 speed gives very good power. The gueages take some getting used to but the dash as a whole is quite nice.
  • zukhovzukhov Posts: 34
    Hi everyone. My name is Tom. I live in Toronto, Canada. A lot a Canucks on this page. I bought a cosmic blue XR about 3 weeks ago. Can't wait till I get it. From what I hear, there is quite the waitng list. I sure hope that they crank up the production line. Knowing it's Toyota, they would only consider that if they had the capacity, and if there was no negative impact on quality.
  • TupTup Posts: 200
    I read that of all the car assembly plants in North America....regardless of brand, that the Cambridge Toyota plant produced cars with the fewest defects. That's a good thing for Corollas and Matrixes.
  • black03black03 Posts: 3
    My name is Laurie, from New Brunswick,We have a black 03 Corolla CE auto with B package. Brought it home on Feb.14/02..We got this Corolla after the 98 CE we had was wrote off in an accident. We have about 1600 km on it now and we are very pleased. I filled up last night and got 33 mpg( mostly city)the only complaint I have is not knowing when the Cruise Control will be available.Looking forward to reading everyones opinions.
  • My name is Pedro. I live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I have the silver XRS 6-Speed . I have got it for almost two weeks. Nice ride!! Handles like a dream. I'm in love with this baby. Hope to share my experiences with you all.
    Good luck with yours,
  • Indigo Blue XR guy here from Ajax/Toronto, I think only Tup beet me to the Matrix!!! many k's on it so far? I'm about 1300 now. Anyone else out there with a automatic XR car to comment? looks to me like 9.5L per 100/km for milage. To date only one complaint so far, tires!!! Found I spin the front ones every now and them on wet pavement, I think the tires are not the greatest but sufficient.
  • deagleddeagled Posts: 20
    Another Atlantic Canadian here (Moncton). I've had my silver XRS since Feb.8. I can't say enough about it, it's simply a blast.

  • I'm as far from Atlantic Canada as I can get - Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Picking mine up Monday - maybe. I have a meeting after work I forgot about until last night, so I may have to put it off til Tuesday. It's an XR 2wd auto, Super White, stone interior.

    AB Anti-lock brakes
    BE Side Airbags
    EJ AM/FM/6-disc CD
    UP Sport Package
    SP Sport Package

    I really didn't intend to get the alloys, or the moonroof, etc., but it sure looks nice.


  • gcboyd1gcboyd1 Posts: 11
    Hey all.

    Just took delivery of our 2003 CE, black sand pearl, stone interior. Pretty basic, but we love it! And we're the first ones in the neighborhood to have it. Not many admiring glances, as it's pretty inconspicuous, but those who look closely, or ride in it, are VERY impressed.
  • Hi everyone. I'm new to this board and I just bought the a XR automatic tonight. Options I got were AB, EJ, UP, SP...paid 18700 (not including all the tax, licsence, etc.). Dunno if that's a good price, but almost all the dealers around the San Francisco/San Jose bay area are asking for a dealer markup. Hopefully I can pick it up in a couple of days. It's pretty exciting since this is my first new car. Been driving a beat-up '91 Saturn all this time.
  • coolguyky7coolguyky7 Posts: 932
    I'm the proud 16 year old driver of a 1996 Corolla DX in Dark Emerald Pearl with oak interior, tinted windows, gold package, spoiler, 6 disc CD player and sunroof. It's been a great little car these first 300 miles and I expect it to go 300,000 more! Well maybe not, it already has 69,000 miles but it still has a long life ahead of it.
  • ekabraziekabrazi Posts: 2
    My Name is Mike! My wife, Kristen, & I bought our Matrix 2 weeks ago & we took delivery this past Monday! We love this car! We live South of Boston, MA. Traded in a '00 VW Beetle that my wife "Had to have" ... thank god this car came along!
  • rolla99rolla99 Posts: 2
    Hi, I drive a '99 Toyota Corolla LE (in that nice "Sandrift Metallic" color) and absolutely love it. No problems with it and it's running great. I would love to have one of the re-designed 2003's, but I'm happy with a '99!
  • britton2britton2 Posts: 305
    I drive a '01 Corolla LE 4-speed automatic (mystic teal) and I have been very happy with the car - had it almost exactly 1 year - no problems whatsoever - very good gas mileage (30-32 MPG city) no rattles or any noises - very good car!
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    I drive a '96 white DX with blue interior. Bought the car used with 18k and it has been a very good steed with plenty of power. I too would really like to get a '03 LE but will wait at least 2 years. Just hit 58k this week.
  • inkiinki Posts: 15
    Hey everyone, I'm Emily from Atlanta and I just got my indigo ink Matrix yesterday. It's gorgeous even with an inch of pollen on it. I got the base package plus auto. It's awesome!
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