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2010 Toyota Corolla



  • trikev19trikev19 Posts: 18
    The 2010 Corolla is a new design. If there are any issues, Toyota will correct them. Recalls are very common and essential to maintain quality standards. Things go wrong with machines. The difference between manufacturers is the way they stand behind their product.

    It is true that a newer model may be worth more down the road. I think you may make out better taking advantage of current incentives than worrying about what a Toyota is going to be worth years from now. You can bet that it will be worth more than most competitors.
  • You raise a very good point and I completely agree with you. I think Toyota is very concerned about the so called steering issues with the Corolla. It seems as though nothing came out of the "investigation" opened in February by NHTSA. Obviously there isn't a recall for this issue that owners complain about with the "wandering" of the vehicle while driving.

    I still assume (if the 2011 Corolla comes out in Dec.) Toyota is taking time to make modifications in some way, whether it be mechanical or physical, or both. The 10th generation debuted in February 2008, so this is currently the 3rd model year for this generation. If Toyota is manufacturing this generation for 5 model years, it MAY be due for a refresh in 2011. I remember with the former generation, the Corolla was refreshed in spring 2004 as a 2005 model, and that generation debuted in January 2002. We'll just have to waiit and see what Toyota has planned for the 2011s.
  • truzzotruzzo Posts: 3
    yes they do, works great
  • truzzotruzzo Posts: 3
    I take alint brush to them once in a while----no issue here
  • I recently found this video of the 2011 Corolla sold exclusively in Brazil, I think? They have a much more refined Corolla available there, a big difference compared to what is sold here in the U.S. Much more upscale features in a car of this class. Too bad we can't get our hands on a Corolla similar to this one here!
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,022
    Doesn't look any different than our 2009's and 2010's. Are you guessing that Brazil's 2011 Corollas will be different than our 2011's.
  • I was referring to the features the Brazil model has (rain sensing wipers, power driver's seat, rear seat center armrest, beige leather interior, rearview mirrors with turn signals, rear sonar system on rear bumper, upscale grill, hood insulator). These are some things we'd probably never see on a Corolla in the U.S.
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,022
    edited April 2010
    Yeah, your right! After a quick check on the internet not much will change for 2011 in America.
  • So far what I've researched, the only POSSIBLE changes for 2011 include a standard USB for iPod, and a new 5-speed automatic transmission (on all models other than the XRS) to increase fuel economy. Obviously there are no guarantees we'll see these changes for 2011, but it would be wise for Toyota to implement them at this time, especially to compete with other cars in this class.

    I wish Toyota continued to install hood insulators on ALL Corollas. Currently, only the XRS has a standard hood insulator. Several weeks ago, I test drove a new 2010 LE. I noticed it was significantly louder than my 2004 Corolla LE, that had came with a hood insulator. A thin piece of felt material seems to go a long way with noise reduction. Another perk is that it protects the underside of the hood from dirt and debris. I guess Toyota figured it would be a good cost cutting measure to take by not including them across the entire Corolla lineup.
  • samnoesamnoe Posts: 731
    edited April 2010
    Sooner or later, Toyota will need to implement many of these feature, if they'll want to stay competitive. The upcoming Chevy Cruze promises to be a hit, (might be another reason why Toyota waits with 2011 model until December - to check out features & packages of the Cruze), the redesigned Ford Focus next year is also very promising, and even for now, the Corolla (once upon a time the leader of the pack) is rated much behind the Civic and Elantra (!).

    If Toyota has these feature all engineered and worked out, as on the Brazil model above, it would be wise to add some of them here. At least for a additional cost. I understand that American people will not pay too much for a compact (hence, the reason Toyota dropped leather seating from Corolla); And I believe not a lot of us needs the corolla to wash their own headlamps and include signal mirrors, and maybe not even the automatic temperature control; but power seats, hood insulators, rear center armrest, and a few more features, is more than welcome.

    Maybe the reason Toyota does not include the hood insulator is, among other technics, to reduce weight, and thus receive best mileage ratings in class. Not necessarily to cut cost.
  • thecsthecs Posts: 7
    I just test drove a 2010 Toyota Corolla LE. I drove it on the highway because I really wanted to try the wandering steering. I honestly didn't feel anything, not as tight of steering as my Honda Civic but no worse than my Hyundai Elantra. Is this something that develops over time?
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,911
    Is your Elantra a 2007+ model, i.e. one with EPS? If so, that may be why you don't notice much if any difference with the Corolla. I have a feeling the Corolla tends to feel different to people who have not driven another car with EPS. There could also be a defect in the EPS of the Corolla that affects only some cars, which would explain the relatively small number of complaints on the steering vs. all the Corollas sold.
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,022
    Well you have to remember the EPS problem is something that affects only a small number of Corollas. You odds of test driving one that was affected were null to slim to start with. The vast majority of these cars work as supposed to.
  • thecsthecs Posts: 7
    We have a 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring. It has always felt like it fights me to stay straight....maybe that's why the Corolla didn't bother me at all--lol. Is this the only problem with the Corollas? That and the floor pads? I haven't seen where the Corollas are having problems with rapid acceleration. Is that true? I really liked the Corolla I test drove but, I don't want to drive anything unsafe. Thanks for your input. :)
  • The 2009-2010 Corollas manufactured at the NUMMI plant in California (which has now closed) and the Canadian plant in Ontario are subject to the unintended acceleration (sticky pedal) recall. Corollas built in Japan are not affected by this recall. I am aware of four recalls affecting certain 2009-2010 Corollas. Please see attached link for further information regarding these recalls:
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  • ntassistantntassistant Posts: 64
    While trying to "build" or configure a new Corolla on, I tried to select the optional iPod interface kit in conjunction with the optional JBL package. For some reason, the two are not available together and I think it has something to do with the XM satellite radio receiver installed with the JBL package.

    So my question is, can you use an iPod with the AUX jack equipped on the Corolla (this is without the iPod interface kit). If so, exactly what kind of adapter is needed if it is possible to play songs on an iPod through the car's stereo? Any help or explanations are greatly appreciated!
  • I have a 2010 Corolla. I'm trying to remember but when I first got the car, don't remember the steering wheel every squeaking when I would turn it. I seem to recall it making little to no noise.

    Then one day I brought the car into one of the dealerships to get something fixed. First thing I notice when I got into the car was the steering wheel squeaked when I turned it.

    It's one of those situations where the squeak catches your attention right away...and you start to wonder if it ever did this...maybe I don't remember because it never did squeak. Only way I'm going to find out is to rent one and see if it does that on another car.

    BTW, does your steering wheel squeak...not always but let's say you stop the car to park it and do some quick turns with the steering wheel....does it squeak?
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 11,042
    If it has power steering, you should first check the power steering fluid level. What you're describing is THE symptom of low power steering fluid - since the vehicle is fairly new, it may have a leak.


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  • gizzer777gizzer777 Posts: 335
    edited June 2010
    Still hanging around after trading my 09 Corolla XLE for my 2008 Subaru Outlback (yep, I went backwards a year on a very low Mileage Loaded Outback...

    That was a GOOD list of improvements you assembled! IMHO

    FWIW, I think they should also add an emergency gas door release in the trunk! The Subbie does not have one either, and the release tab's metal on the Corolla is just SO THIN that over time, it does bend and the door can get stuck shut! The Corolla should offer H.I.D headlights as an option...missed them Just my 2 cents! REFINE the good points!!!!! Loved the Trac and VSC last winter, but missed the heated seats and outside mirrors which I have now!

    A pie in the sky suggestion,but why not offer an AWD version of the Corolla...the matrix has some sort of AWD package you can add.

    Good luck to all
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