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  posted on 8/8/2009 at 08:31 AM
looking to buy new car like 2009 toyota corolla LE anybody here own one? what are your likes or dislikes?
 
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  posted on 8/8/2009 at 09:08 AM
Don't know about that particular model. But Toyotas and Honda have a reputation for being very reliable. I had a '90 Accord with over 200,000 miles on it when I sold it back in 2003, and I never did anything mechanical to it other the routine maintance. In a lot of ways, I wish I hadn't sold that car.
 

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  posted on 8/8/2009 at 09:12 AM
I'd focus my shopping on American made cars.
 

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  posted on 8/8/2009 at 09:37 AM
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That is, if you've got the time and money to have your car in the garage continuously....

As for the Corolla, I think the new model looks sharp. I had an old Corolla that ran FOREVER. A friend's sister has an '08 that has given her no problems whatsoever.
I've had great luck with Honda as well.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2009 at 09:41 AM
My son is Ford certified master service technician. Ford's quality especially the 2010's can go head to head with Toyota. The Ford Fusion is a great car. I'm not a fan of Chrysler vehicles, but they do have a lifetime powertrain warranty (engine, transmission, rear-end). I believe it covers parts and labor as long as you strictly adhere to the maintenance intervals in the manual. So if your engine has a problem with a 100,000 miles on it they will fix it free is my understanding anyway.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2009 at 11:16 AM
My wife and i both drive Corollas and all three of our kids have owned one. Never had a moment's trouble with them.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2009 at 11:27 AM
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I'd focus my shopping on American made cars.




That is, if you've got the time and money to have your car in the garage continuously....




That's Bullsh!t. Since 1984 i've had 2 Ford rangers and 2 Chevy S-10s. All had over 100,000 miles on them. Only problems I've had other than normal wear and tear is a throw out bearing and an accelerator cable. My current S-10 has 125,000 miles on it and is 7 years old.

Back to the question, a friend has a Corolla that's about 2 years old, it's a nice car and he's had no problems with it

 

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  posted on 8/8/2009 at 02:16 PM
I've never owned a Toyota, but my '98 Accord has over 132,000 miles on it and it still feels solid and runs great. The exterior has taken a beating, but that's another story.

As for the current American cars, I have to admit that I stare at every one of the newer Chevy Malibus that I see out and about.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2009 at 02:22 PM
Toyota Carolla is an EXCELLENT car!

I bought one for my aunt a copuple of years back. It performs like a dream! Mileage is almost as good as hybrid (Prius).

My main advice:

DO NOT GO ANYWHERE NEAR NISSAN!!!!

Nissan is a good car made and NOT SUPPORTED by a BAD CAR COMPANY!

I am just now coming to an end of a very bad experisnce with Nissan. I have found the local dealership service departments to be TOTALLY INCOMMPETANT and the corporate office to be complete jackasses. I'll reiterate my story if you need to hear it.

Toyota and Honda both make durable and dependable vehicles.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2009 at 03:11 PM
It's hard to buy a car that isn't made in America.

If it were me, I would go ahead and put a little more into it, maybe give up some of the fancy features to make it more affordable, but go ahead and get a Camry. You might not need the extra space everyday, or at all right now, but for the couple of thousand that you invest now, you'll get it back in the long haul.150,000 miles from now you be glad you did it.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2009 at 04:00 PM
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It's hard to buy a car that isn't made in America.

If it were me, I would go ahead and put a little more into it, maybe give up some of the fancy features to make it more affordable, but go ahead and get a Camry. You might not need the extra space everyday, or at all right now, but for the couple of thousand that you invest now, you'll get it back in the long haul.150,000 miles from now you be glad you did it.


Then again, if your going to upsize you ought to look at a Malibu. Better value than the Camry.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2009 at 04:44 PM
My Corolla was made in America.
I've owned four of them....all have gone over 100K miles
My '99 currently has 168K miles on it and runs fine
Good gas mileage and minimal repairs.
It may not be the most exciting ride out there...
...but if you're looking to get from Point A to Point B
you can't beat the quality and dependability.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2009 at 04:59 PM
My daughter has a'95 Corolla that we bought used in '01. It now has 250k miles on it and it keeps going strong. All we've ever done is a clutch besides routine maitinence. It does burn some oil but she keeps on top of it so no problems. I would get another it's agood car.

 

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  posted on 8/8/2009 at 10:37 PM
I've only owned two vehicles since 1984, both Toyotas, so you know they last. Maintenance costs have been nominal. My girlfriend has a Carolla. Plenty of room. Had enough gear, including two coolers, for a 6 night camping trip. As far as safety, this is her second because the first one was totaled on the above mentioned camping trip. I was driving. Because of a stupid move on my part I lost control doing 70 mph. Put it in a spin, it didn't flip and withstood hitting a guard rail and rear tire of a truck. Nobody at the scene could believe we were unharmed, but not a bump. The car protected us well. We even got a rental from the insurance company and finished the trip to Gratefulfest,. Boy, did I do some drinking that night, very scary. Good luck with whatever you choose.
 

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  posted on 8/9/2009 at 12:43 AM
Sorry Rusty had a bad experience with Nissan.

Bought the Quest in 1997 and drove it until 2005 when it had 270,000 miles on it. (replaced the fuel injectors about half-way through. That was the only major repair, and at $1,100.00, some might not even consider that major).

Then in 2005 I bought the Toyota Rav 4. It now has 108,000 miles on it, and I still consider it new. I keep up with the regular maintenance, and have never had a problem of any sort.

 

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  posted on 8/9/2009 at 08:27 AM
My Mom has had 3 Corollas since 82. The second one was totaled when she got rear ended two years ago by some girl who admitted to being busy with her cell phone instead of her driving, but she has never had a problem with any of the three.

 

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