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2009 Toyota Corolla

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  • sr1945sr1945 Posts: 38
    Got the 08 Accord instead ;)
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    You should have bought the 08 Camry SE! More fun than a barrel of monkeys!
    :)

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    And better looking too!
  • But the problem is the 2.4 is technologically very dated now - it should have been updated for the Camry line by now too. This could have been the perfect opportunity to update this engine for both model lines, had Toyota only seized it.

    Given that Toyota just recently introduced the Valvematic 2.0-liter engine rated at around 150 bhp in Japan, they should have put this engine in the new Corolla. It would have offered almost as much power as the 2.4-liter I-4 but with much better fuel economy. Hopefully, Toyota will put this engine on 2010 Corollas coming in 2009.
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    Sure it is. The Camry looks like a Camry. The 08 Accord looks like everything else out there that's made by GM/Saturn. The last generation Accord was way more elegant and attractive than this Saturn look alike.
    : :P
    Mack
  • sr1945sr1945 Posts: 38
    Perhaps to you it does, but to me, its a nice looking car, and nicer interior than the Camry, and many agree. We all have our likes and dislikes, and this Accord was purchased because of its looks in and outside over the Camry.

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  • Perhaps you didn't notice but this is a Toyota Corolla forum, NOT a Honda Accord Forum. We are all glad you purchased a vehicle you liked. But enough of the Accord already. Believe it or not but Edmund's offers a Forum for the Accord
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,822
    Bingo - you got to it first. It's also not Brand War Smackdown '07, so let's stick to talking about the Corolla.

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  • Well, I am with sr1945.

    He posted his opinions on how lame Toyota was with it's refresh. I don't think looks much different then the current Corolla.... :mad:

    I know it's been said many times here, but, I, like many others, was hoping/expecting something more 'exciting', especially after being delayed a couple a years. I just thought you might want to hear another consumer's point of view, again. ;)
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    The mechanicals and interior are more important than the exterior styling when I choose a vehicle.
    What I expected as a minimum was 5 speed automatic and 6 speed manual transmissions and standard ABS and standard curtain airbags.
    If Toyota upgrades the transmissions during the model run.............

    The styling of the Corolla is identifiable as part of the Toyota family and is pleasant if not exciting. No problems with the styling.
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    Ok. The 2009 Corolla is way better looking than the Accord. I'm not brand smacking just stating the obvious.

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  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    The Accord is in a whole different class than the Corolla. Inside and out it's just a better redesign...period. But that's just a personal opinion on my part as yours is on your part. Having owned both brands now, plus Nissan and Mazda, have to give the nod to Honda. Having owned 4 Toyotas in the past, they were all good cars, good appliances. Glad we did but there are other cars just as good in the market.
    I know you'll flame me here, but since you work for Toyota, it's expected. I have no personal allegience to any car company, I can just speak from personal experience with the 4 big foreign car companies.
    The new Corolla looks like a very nice car and will probably look at one for the kids. Just prefer the Civic at this stage of our buying cycle.

    The Sandman :)
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    You'll get the manual 5spd tranny in the XRS and also the 5 spd auto. A 5 speed auto doesn't make sense with the new 1.8L Dual VVT-i. Abs and curtain airbags will be standard. VSC/Trac is optional. Here's a link to all the specs.
    link title :shades:
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    Don't get me wrong, I do not hate Honda on the contrary they are our biggest competitor and our family has also owned Honda products. My middle son has had two Integras and is currently driving a Prelude SH.
    If I had to choose something besides a Toyota I would go with a Honda first and Nissan second.
    You are right that it's an apple to oranges comparo. However, not to get off topic, IMHO the current Camry has higher quality interior materials than the new 08 Accord. Both manufacturers have lowered the quality of the interiors in the products they are making. This seems to be a trend in the industry as a way off cutting costs. When enough customers complain they will change. It's happened before.
    Mack
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  • I agree. I attended the SF Auto Show this past Saturday and compared the redesigned Accord to the current Camry and there was no comparison. The Camry had far better looking and feeling and higher quality interior materials than the new Accord.

    Back to the all new '09 Corolla though. I had the pleasure of seeing the new Corolla at the SF Auto Show and I was very impressed. Unfortunately, the Corolla was roped off and the doors locked but I was able to put my face up to the window and get a good look inside; Toyota did an outstanding job with the interior. I also thoroughly love the exterior. I believe the new Corolla will be a huge hit! They also have the all new Matrix next to it and it also very extremely nice looking inside and out. Just my two cents.
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    Thank You. It's going to be a HUGE hit along with the Matrix. I can't wait for February 11, 2008 to come around. :)
    Mackabee
  • One posting comparing Toyota to Honda is an opinion, and for the most part welcomed. However multiple postings by the same poster about Honda in the Toyota forum is no longer constructive and doesn't belong. I am sure there is a Honda forum that he can post where people are interested in what he might have to say. But perhaps not. Seems like they are all over here.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    Most reviews say the new Camry interior looks cheaper quality than the Accord.
    I think the style and design of the Camry interior looks nicer, but the quality of the materials is too cheap. Looks better in photos than real life.
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    Have you actually spent some time in both vehicles? Reviewers can't remember one detail from the next so I don't put too much faith in them. I should have been from Missouri,. SHOW ME!
    Mack
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  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Why don't you two (and anyone else interested) meet up in the Honda Accord vs Toyota Camry discussion to continue.
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