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2010 Toyota Corolla



  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,022
    Guess it wasn't anything obvious huh? I hope he gives you a loaner for your inconveniance for the day that he looks for the rattle.
  • schongschong Posts: 7
    I just leased a 2010 Toyota corolla last month. What I experienced from my new car are as follows: It's rolls down on the steep inclines and the car surges when I put my foot on brakes for the 1st second or so.
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,022
    Wow, that's really weird. I hope you took it back immediately and told them about it. Any car that surges forward when the brakes are applied is not fit for the road. UNSAFE! Do not drive. Certainly NOT a characteristic of all new Corollas.
  • So glad I spent the time to check out the new Corolla beyond the test drive from the dealer. I wanted to check out the Electric Power Steering and power on accelerating over grades and entering freeway. These things checked out fine. What didn't check out had nothing to do with my initial concerns. The seats have been cut in length and do not adjust sufficiently to sit comfortably especially with the head rest hitting you in the back of the head. The fabric and foam are shoddy in fact you could see the back seat fabric rippling with the foam a bit sunken on a 2010 car. The interiror trim quality is about a 2 compared to a 8 or 9 from a 15 year old camry. The road noise was more than I would like which was noticable immediately. Really worth the few dollars for rental but disappointed the seats are so uncomfortable. This is not an easy fix with a back support pillow. The seats are cut short in length (makes interior look larger) and does not allow for a pleasant experience. Couldn't wait to return the car. The seat comfort was never an issue in the older camry whether a short or long ride. Too bad, as it has the MPG and safety going for it. :(
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,022
    Your comment is totally ABSURD! The seats are the standard 19" from backrest to front of the seat and haven't changed in decades. The seats were not "cut". I have my six vehicles sitting outside and I measured them all, they are as follows. "86" Tercel - 19", "92" Corolla - 19", "01" Corolla - 19", "02" Celica - 19" - "94" Voyager 19" and my "09" Corolla(exactly as the "10") and guess what? 19" WHAT ARE YOU SAYING ?? Okay, you don't find it comfortable but nothing has changed girl ! By the way, this is the most roomy Corolla produced to date by Toyota. Perhaps you should compare apples to apples and not apples to oranges.
  • huey5huey5 Posts: 3
    I bought a 2010 LE 20 days ago. Today after I turned off my car, the passenger air bag light kept flashing. Can anybody help me on this issue? Thanks in advance.
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,022
    You have a brand new car, I would just give the dealer a call to be sure? You don't want to guess when it comes to such a vital safety accessory as the airbags.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,319
    Susan should probably look at another Camry instead of the Corolla...the seats are much better. But please don't berate someone else whose opinion doesn't agree with yours...chill out man! We all know in here that you love your Corolla...good for you, but Susan didn't agree & maybe she should've compared it to a Civic or an Elantra...a car in the same class.

    Good luck Susan with your search and keep us posted.

    The Sandman :shades:

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2009 Nissan Versa SL Hatch (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,022
    Oh it wasn't a matter of opinions it was a matter of fact. The seats are, and always were 19". Seats being "cut" IS absurd!
  • roscarosca Posts: 8
    Well, I had quite an experience :) Took the car to the dealer last Tuesday and he gave me a loaner, while saying that it would only take a couple of hours. Guess what? They could not figure out why the car was producing that sound for three whole days :) Finally, they figured out some body defect in the trunk area on Friday, had the car sent to the body shop, got the area welded, and gave it back to me on Friday night at 8 pm. Now, the car is quiet like a Lexus (exaggeration of course ;) -- But I certainly could not believe that a new car would have a body defect. The service guy said he would send the paper work later in the week so I would know for sure what happened in a week or so.
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,022
    Well I'm so glad they finally found your problem and took care of it for you. Gotta remember cars are welded by robots and even they aren't perfect. I would say kudos to that Toyota dealer for sticking with the problem and not just blowing you off like some might have. Enjoy your car !
  • Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,095
    If you are a Toyota owner and interested in sharing your reaction to the recall with reporters, send an email stating the vehicle you own, your telephone number, and the best time you can be reached.

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  • revitrevit Posts: 476
    The 2010 Toyota Corolla cannot be purchased:

  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,022
    That is correct! Not until the accelerator pedal recall on the 2010's sitting in the lots are repaired.
  • mnfmnf Spokane WaPosts: 405
    Unless you have been on a island,cant read or dont watch TV everyone should know by now. Perfect time to purchase is when they resolve the issue and come out with HOT deals.

  • philiphili Posts: 19
    Hi. I have a problem with tinnitus (ringing in the ears) which is made worse by road noise. I drive a few hours each day, mostly city driving. I'm looking for a small Toyota/Scion which is cheap (sub $18,000 MSRP) and quiet. Any tips?
  • canuckrolla123canuckrolla123 Posts: 12
    edited February 2010
    To sammy_to.

    I've put about 3,500km on my new 2010 Corolla. No regrets at all! The car drives like a dream. I've only driven Toyota, 1 Tercel, 2 2002 Corolla's and now a 2010 Corolla.

    The Corolla rides well in a strong wind. This happened a few weeks ago on the highway in a strong wind. Didn't notice anything different from my lower profile 2002 Corolla.

    Today, while driving along the highway at night, I had to swerve suddenly. Looked like a roll of carpet or something large was obstructing the one lane. I saw the car in front of me swerve. Didn't know why. Almost as it got out of the way, I saw the obstacle on the road. I swerved too, consciously being aware not to over-steer back into the lane. I recall the Vehicle Stability Control activating with its beep beep sound. This all happened in a second or two. I avoided the obstacle and maintained control of my car. Forget how fast I was going but it was a highway so maybe 110 km/hr or so. I'm not sure if the VSC helped but I sure heard it being activated. Maybe the electronic power steering helped too, making it very easy to steer quickly.

    The electronic power steering is extremely noticeable when you're parking and need to bring the steering wheel butter.

    Now that I have driven the Corolla for over a month, I don't notice any of the negative points noted in the Edmunds review of the 2009 model. I'm not a test car driver so obviously I am not aware of how other makes and models drive and compare to the 2010 Corolla. I've rented a Chevy Cobalt, PT Cruizer and one other make recently. This car drives like any other car I have driven. As well, it's a quiet ride too. Quieter than my 2002. I can hear the subtleness in the vocals of a CD track while driving at highway speeds.

    The only thing that bugs me is that the headrest doesn't stay all the way down. I push it all the way down. There must be a way to keep it down. Other than that, nothing bad to say about the 2010 Corolla. A great drive. Well, the backend is a bit higher than my 2002. Love the trunk, quite spacious. Wish there weren't those 2 bumps on the surface of the trunk nearer the passenger compartment but I'll just have to place things better.
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,022
    edited February 2010
    So glad to hear you like your new ride. I was beginning to think there weren't too many of us out there anymore. Although I haven't had the head rest problem, I agree with everything you said about the new Corollas. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I think the new EPS steering was a wonderful new feature. I have a Barcelona Red XLE. I just love the JBL 400 watt upgraded sound system I have. My previous rides were "86" Tercel, "79" Corolla and an "02" Celica. Currently I have a "92" Corolla an "01" Corolla, "94" Voyager and the "09" Corolla. Don't ask me how I slipped a Chrysler product in there. Shopping for a new TRD Tacoma. My Corollas are amazing, all I do is change the oil and rotate the tires and the things run forever. Oh, and of course the very rare "recalls". Just sold the "86" Tercel, had it for 24 years and it was running like a clock when I sold it. By the way, the "94" Voyager has given me great service also
  • roscarosca Posts: 8
    I think there are many like us who are just not able to keep up with the assault on our beloved Toyota brand -- It is fascinating (and sad) how much hype has been created in the media over something that no one knows for sure about. Anyways, I had a wonderful experience with my 2010 Corolla viz-a-viz its traction control. I live in the NJ area and because of some stupid reason, I ended up driving in the blizzard that came to our region this Wednesday late afternoon. I could not believe how many cars got stuck on the road or slipped, but my Corolla kept on going with at least 6 or 7 times the traction control going on (I could see the blinking light) when I feared that I would be stuck on the road. I drove more than 7 miles and finally got back to my home without any incident. I am sure that I would not have it on my older car. Keep up the good work Toyota and don't give in to these sharks.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,319
    People seem to forget that all companies have had recalls over the years...I found a list of the brands and the #'s of recalls and Toyota is not the tops in vehicles affected. People just love to knock the particular company with the latest recall because any of the major domestic and foreign brands could be in a similar situation at any given time. Folks need to remember that cars are machines built to certain tolerances built by man, and sometimes machine.

    Toyota will get past this and move on selling great vehicles just like all the other brands. Personally, I'd have no trouble owning a Toyota or Ford or GM...etc. If a company makes a vehicle that we like within our $ constraints, we'll by it. Modern vehicles have all come so far these past few years, we're finally at the point that we'd look at all brands as of now...and buy what fits our list of needs...end of story!

    The Sandman :sick: :shades:

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2009 Nissan Versa SL Hatch (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

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