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About corollamike

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  1. 2009 Corolla Starting Issue

    Thanks for this information! If it happens to me, I'll know what to do.
  2. Motor Ticking Sound

    This is a lesson for everyone. People who are rushed or seem antsy or otherwise distracted are best left alone until they calm down. One has to develop the sense to know what's in the air and decide if they should stay or leave.
  3. 2009 Power Window Won't Stop - Squeals

    Wow, how worse can it get? Wait until the glass snaps or the motor burns up? That's crazy! I'd take your Corolla somewhere else... I mean, if my dealer said that to me--and depending on my mood--I'd rip him or her a new one or take my Corolla elsewhere. Wasn't it patently obvious that the window's operation is compromised? No, I do not know the location of a circuit board, if there is one, but am pretty sure there is, as it was mentioned in the safety recall. Nah, I just don't like it that your dealer treated you so poorly. Seriously, I'd take it somewhere else and have it repaired ASAP.
  4. 2009 Power Window Won't Stop - Squeals

    Question: Has the safety recall concerning the power window switch been performed? If so, did the window display this problem before the repair, or afterward? If you haven't had the service, which is free by the way, perhaps you should take it in to see if the switch may be a cause. Little chance that the problem is related to the switch, but Toyota recommends the repair. I think there is a small circuit board in the mix somewhere.
  5. Parking With Manual Trans - Car Slips ?

    Park on any slope, whatever the degree of incline, and apply the parking brake = what everyone should do all the time. Call me crazy, but I apply the brake wherever I park and have an automatic trans.
  6. 2011 Corolla Le....just Got It...and....

    cirrus, I'll bet you could fill the scratch and find paint that would match. A good automotive paint store should be able to match the paint--and by match, I mean not only the color of the black (all blacks are not equal) but the matte finish, too. The gas fill cover could probably be bent back into shape. Probably was bumped into while open, and the hinge got bent a bit or whatever. Only 16,000 on a 3-year-old car is a good find! Just remember the scratch on the dash and the bent fuel door isn't the car's fault!!!
  7. Unintentional Acceleration

    For me, inching up at a stoplight took some practice. A little too much throttle, even when I feather it, can make my '09 S jump. Was inching up at a light once, and in a flash, I was heading right for the car in front of me. Let me tell you, that was scary--the kind of scary that makes a person kind of lose it a little. The experience was quite a jolt, I can tell you. So now I'm extra extra careful when applying just a little throttle. Perhaps there is some calibration with the fly-by-wire acceleration system that's causing it. Don't know. Am also unsure if this is the problem others experience. As an aside, I've yet to experience the issue in my wife's '09 Focus SEL, which I drive every now and again.
  8. Id These Parts Please...

    Just found this site. Dunno if it's any good, but maybe it'll help you:
  9. Id These Parts Please...

    That driver's side clip may have a use in keeping a floor mat in place. Perhaps if you'd take some larger, clearer shots of the items from differing angles and in better lighting, you'd have a better chance of someone recognizing what they are and being able to tell you what you want to know.
  10. Seatbelt/key/lights Audible Warning ? ? ?

    Dom, Do you know if this procedure will work for an '09 Corolla? In the meantime, I'll try this. Thanks
  11. What Wax To Use On My Camry ?

    I use Turtle Wax Express Shine on my '09 Corolla. I like it. Shines good, lasts long time.
  12. Next New Car: To Be Or Not To Be Toyota

    So, Toyota can build 'em like no one else--with thoughtful design and ingenuity at every turn--or they can build 'em like everyone else, and make themselves just another car company. Speaking of the Matrix, we looked at one when deciding on the Corolla. I remember that if you wanted alloys and other options that made it a very good car, it cost about as much as the larger RAV4. In a point I made with Bull, above, that at the moment, C-segment cars are sort of caught in the middle. They have options you can't get in a B-segment vehicle, but when optioned out, cost as much or more than a family-sized version. I think it's interesting to note that while Ford, Hyundai, KIA, Mazda, and VW have hatch versions of their C-segment cars, Toyota have yet to make a suitable competitor. Sure, with the advent of the Auris here in the States, that's all well and good until you consider not all Toyota dealers are Scion dealers. So even still, Toyota, by their own hand, will limit their market share.
  13. Next New Car: To Be Or Not To Be Toyota

    Doubt they'll do away with it, although the Corolla is about the same size as the Camry from 20 years ago. C-segment cars have it a little rough these days in terms of just exactly what they are. They're not too little, but still, they rival their sedan siblings in size and content. And there's the rub: Buy a loaded Mazda 3 and you'll have more in it than you would a comparable Mazda 6. Same with the Corolla: A fully-decked-out one will cost about the same or more than a Camry SE. That's crazy! Same with Ford, Hyundai... you name 'em. My wife had an '02 Focus, and she loved it. Wanna know what she really, really liked? It had a spare change box, which they deleted from her '09 Focus. She HATES that. As car buyers, what we want is thoughtfulness. Really, at the end of the day, we want a vehicle which seems like our buddy. And I think that was the charm with the Toyotas and Subarus and Datsuns (now Nissan) of yesteryear. In short, they've gotten a little "too big for their breeches", and have forgotten the core appeal of what they made a decade or so ago.
  14. Next New Car: To Be Or Not To Be Toyota

    Fish, Was wondering, do you think this latest iteration of the Corolla could be a "transition" car from its current size to one built like the JDM version? The Axio is built on a Yaris platform. Details are at Interesting what they did with the Axio. There is an overall sense of thoughtfulness to its design that I find lacking in what they're bringing over here.
  15. Next New Car: To Be Or Not To Be Toyota

    Fish, Yeah, I know Toyota downsized the Corolla Axio for the Japanese Domestic Market in response to government tax schemes. It's much smaller than the US model, yet retains thoughtful features like an upper glove box, flat rear floor, spare change storage, and more. Looks like a good little car; if they offered it here, I'm sure it would sell. But, it seems--at least to me--that Toyota believe Americans share a like mind when it comes to what we want in our vehicles. To me, it looks as though Hyundai and KIA are making a better "Corolla" than Toyota are. I've seen many more new Elantras than I have the new 'Rolla, that's for sure. Word has it Scion will bring the Auris hatch here. That'd be pretty cool. Mike