When will 2011 Corolla will show up?
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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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...
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.
So the only information we've got is about the colors. What about productions and release dates? And most important, what upgrades???
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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?
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?
But don't put down another's point of view.
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I will NOT reply to any further posts by you.
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
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.
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.
"The Elantra isn't perfect. And it isn't quite the game-changer that the Sonata is. But 40 mpg; a sleek, sophisticated look; and even more value for the money confirm that this little sedan has officially left the Corolla in the dust..."
I agree with you that they should have them not only on Corolla, but also on all other Toyotas....
If this makes you happy, the 2010-11 Prius does not have them either....
IF I were to purchase a 2011 Corolla, the auto on/off headlights would have been a selling point for me in determining to purchase. I would not consider the Corolla at this point and I think many others would agree as the competition is really strong in the compact class. A real shame as Corolla was once the class leader.
-power steering is EPS rack and pinion, so it is pleasure to drive it.
-cabin is very quiet.
-ride is excellent.
-auto transmission is smooth (it is still 4 speed; however, it is smooth and gas millage is great so far, and this is February).
-seats are comfortable.
-upgraded stereo is worth the money with BT connection and nicer speakers.
-large trunk space (changed a little bit for 2011).
-front and back of the car is more attractive (this is subjective). It looks something between new Avalon face, combined with previous generation Mazda 6 and something else that is totally Toyota (conservative exterior, but still bold and probably looking not dated for more years to come...
-Wheels are nice.
-Good view from inside/out.
-Engine auto power on/off-part of STAR system.
-Engine is very potent.
-Nice auto-dimming mirror (if you add it to the car).
-Dash board illumination at night is nice.
-back seats go flat.
-engine uses 0W20 oil, which is synthetic.
-2 years complimentary oil changes, ballancing and rotating of your tires!
I can go on and on, but I also do not like some things such as:
-hard plastic across the whole interior. It is not that bad; but they could have changed it with some softer material and charge us additionally some $200 dollars. I would have agree to pay this amount, but I will be more satisfied with vehicle...
-no auto on/off head lights, but as I said in my previous post, even Prius does not have them and this is $30,000 car????
I like the exterior and interior of new Elantra, but I still believe that the Corolla is a better value car! You will love it more or less, not to mention that it is reliable transportation.
It is not a race car, but it has a comfortable ride, good space, and good gas millage. The engine might be "only" 132hp, but the car is not that heavy and moves fast.
I still would go and test drive the S model at least along with any other car you have considered to research and maybe purchase.
I agree with you that there are improvements with the 2011 Corolla. I like the exterior refresh and I also like the new blue, Nautical Blue. This color is very sharp and reminds me of my 04 Corolla in Indigo Ink Pear If I were to purchase, I would probably get the LE. I never really thought about the S model. Did you test drive both models and prefer the S? What are your current average MPGs? I read mixed reviews of people who claim the Corollas get much less than expected MPGs. Thank you again for your input!
You can expect to get 24 mpg city or 39 mpg highway with a new Corolla.
While searching on OEM parts on dealer website, there is a sensor listed for Corolla model years 2009-2011, even though no such sensor is equipped in 2011 models. As mentioned in earlier posts, the housing (small circular dot) is made in the dashboards in the former location of the sensor, when formerly equipped. My question is, will it be possible for people to have this sensor installed on 2011 Corollas? I can imagine it may be possible, but the labor would be outrageous as it is electrical and components would need to be moved around the dash to accommodate. Just wondering!
You have DRL; however, guages on dash do not illuminate during the day. Thus, you will not have the problem of forgeting to turn on lights at night.
It is early to talk about gas millage. I just did my first fill up at 250 miles, and my gas millage was 30.5 MPG. However, 75% of my driving was in the city, so I believe that gas millage will go up during spring, summer, and fall.
If I get 35-36 MPG, I will be happy:)
I found out today that seats on S model are a little bit larger... They provide better support for the body.
Toyota sure has blown it, BIG time, with the 2011 Corolla.
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