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2012-08-10 11:49:39 AM
It had better have had a flux capacitor in it, because the Corolla wasn't imported into the US until well after I was born.

Near as I can tell, it would have had to have been a either a Triumph Spitfire, a Saab 93. Either one speaks volumes about the flexibility of my parents at that age.

/The Saab was a two-stroke.
//Premature detonation?
 
2012-08-10 12:34:13 PM
i43.tinypic.com

Surprisingly, that hatchback was pretty handy on occasion.


/not my old car but similar
//so I could see some of you youngins being Corolla kids
 
2012-08-10 01:29:05 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

This is very near identical to my first ever car, a yellow 1978 Toyota Corolla Liftback, but I had black racing stripes and a rear window louver! I called her "Bumble Bee." She leaked oil and water constantly, but I kept her filled up.

I miss her so!
 
2012-08-10 02:06:49 PM

basemetal: Surprisingly, that hatchback was pretty handy on occasion.


I found the hatchback and fold-flat rear seats in my '82 Celica to be handy as well.

Wow... the days when sex had to be clandestine.
 
2012-08-10 02:19:40 PM

timujin: basemetal: Surprisingly, that hatchback was pretty handy on occasion.

I found the hatchback and fold-flat rear seats in my '82 Celica to be handy as well.

Wow... the days when sex had to be clandestine.


It becomes clandestine again when you have kids of your own.
 
2012-08-10 02:22:04 PM

dittybopper: timujin: basemetal: Surprisingly, that hatchback was pretty handy on occasion.

I found the hatchback and fold-flat rear seats in my '82 Celica to be handy as well.

Wow... the days when sex had to be clandestine.

It becomes clandestine again when you have kids of your own.


Oh? Thanks, I'll add that to my list of "Reasons I'm happy I'm not having kids"
 
2012-08-10 02:45:41 PM

timujin: '82 Celica


static.cargurus.com

Had a girlfriend who drove one of these, we tested those shocks a time or two.
 
2012-08-10 02:46:28 PM

timujin: dittybopper: timujin: basemetal: Surprisingly, that hatchback was pretty handy on occasion.

I found the hatchback and fold-flat rear seats in my '82 Celica to be handy as well.

Wow... the days when sex had to be clandestine.

It becomes clandestine again when you have kids of your own.

Oh? Thanks, I'll add that to my list of "Reasons I'm happy I'm not having kids"


Well, as someone who had to work harder than most to become a father, I've got to say it's a pretty decent trade-off.

Remember how the simple act of drinking a beer became ho-hum once it was legal? Same thing. Making it "dangerous" once again puts some of the fun back into it.
 
2012-08-10 03:20:41 PM

dittybopper:
Well, as someone who had to work harder than most to become a father, I've got to say it's a pretty decent trade-off.

Remember how the simple act of drinking a beer became ho-hum once it was legal? Same thing. Making it "dangerous" once again puts some of the fun back into it.


This argument fails when you use it in the context of diseased hookers.
 
2012-08-10 03:23:09 PM

dittybopper: It had better have had a flux capacitor in it, because the Corolla wasn't imported into the US until well after I was born.

Near as I can tell, it would have had to have been a either a Triumph Spitfire, a Saab 93. Either one speaks volumes about the flexibility of my parents at that age.

/The Saab was a two-stroke.
//Premature detonation?


SAAB's had a Nash seat that laid flat together:

www.blogcdn.com

This ad and similar ones cause a big uproar as he woman does not have a viable wedding ring.
 
2012-08-10 03:24:16 PM
Viable, Viable no visible
 
2012-08-10 03:31:38 PM

Cheron: dittybopper: It had better have had a flux capacitor in it, because the Corolla wasn't imported into the US until well after I was born.

Near as I can tell, it would have had to have been a either a Triumph Spitfire, a Saab 93. Either one speaks volumes about the flexibility of my parents at that age.

/The Saab was a two-stroke.
//Premature detonation?

SAAB's had a Nash seat that laid flat together:

[www.blogcdn.com image 580x382]

This ad and similar ones cause a big uproar as he woman does not have a viable wedding ring.


I like to think they used the Spitfire instead.
 
2012-08-10 03:41:30 PM

dittybopper: I like to think they used the Spitfire instead.


couldna be worse coulda be a Stag
 
2012-08-10 03:58:39 PM
ucapusa.com

1984 Corolla, wine-colored, foreground.

Nice high school memories...and fortunately no conceptions (though not for lack of trying).
 
2012-08-10 04:04:06 PM

Cheron: dittybopper: I like to think they used the Spitfire instead.

couldna be worse coulda be a Stag


Or a bug-eye Sprite:

bringatrailer.com

Bite the pillow, I'm going in dry.
 
2012-08-10 04:13:22 PM
Love my '08.

Almost 40 mpg, but it's a boring boring car.
 
2012-08-10 04:25:19 PM

DrZiffle: Love my '08.

Almost 40 mpg, but it's a boring boring car.


Try an '06 Honda Oddessy for boring. Plenty of room for screwing though
 
2012-08-10 04:32:49 PM
Mine was branded as a Chevy, which made it cheaper than the Corolla for some reason.
 
2012-08-10 04:32:52 PM
Next Gen Corolla...

Shorter, narrower stance, for weigh savings and aerodynamics...

More angular styling to counter jellybean same-ness of current Corolla...

Gentlemen, we give you the 2013 Corolla!

pressroom.toyota.com
 
2012-08-10 04:35:42 PM
but i don't like the new avalon...

to be fair, mainly because i don't like the way it drives compared to the older models
 
2012-08-10 04:45:46 PM

DrZiffle: Love my '08.

Almost 40 mpg, but it's a boring boring car.


I've yet to drive a Toyota that didn't damn near put me to sleep (no, never been behind the wheel of a Supra). Every last one was very smooth, very comfortable, and a complete sensory deprivation chamber. I never once had a sense that I could just feel what the car was doing.

And yeah, the Corolla sure as hell needs a revamp. The current one doesn't look like it's changed significantly in over a decade... I'm sure it's some changes in that time, but damn, it's dated.
 
2012-08-10 04:46:34 PM
They damn well should raise the MPG again, the older ones had great mileage. My husband had a 1996 Tercel till the frame rusted out two years ago, and that thing got damn near 40 mpg on 87 octane. It was super uncomfortable for long trips but mostly he just drove it to work and back so that didn't matter much.

I'm not a big fan of them messing around with the body styles at this point though, I like where they are/were. My 2007 Matrix I think is the last of the good cargo space versions; after that they shortened the end/slanted the back to remove the side windows. When you go camping in the summer but don't want to drive an SUV the rest of the year, you need the space back there...
 
2012-08-10 04:49:31 PM
Say what you want, I don't see how you can get better quality in a car for less than $35-$40k.

Rock-solid-reliable, near-hybrid gas mileage with all seats occupied by adults and a very full trunk and the AC blasting against 100+ degree temperatures. Worth more than half it's new purchase price 10 years and 100K miles from the factory. Still pushes you down into your seat when you stomp on the pedal (not very hard, but hard enough to squeeze into even freeway traffic and keep up with it if you have to). Small enough to fit into a compact parking space and do 3-point turns on one-lane roads, but big enough that the elderly can get in and out with no problems and tall people don't have to take off their hats or slouch.

Other than "be sexy", I don't know what else you could ask of a car. It's like a sensible pair of shoes: a good investment for nearly anybody. I'm very, very happy I bought one.

/Now to go about this "conceiving" business...
 
2012-08-10 04:56:17 PM

TheOtherGuy: /Now to go about this "conceiving" business...


You're going to need a truck or a shaggin wagon for that
 
2012-08-10 05:06:19 PM
I have an 05 Corolla and It is great.The one problem I have with it is the steering wheel is ummmm disinigrating. IT started last summer. Other than that she is a trooper. Only thing I hate is my damn commute is 40 miles so putting 80 miles a day on it sucks. Need to get that transfer grrrrrrrrrr
 
2012-08-10 06:12:36 PM
The last Toyota I felt was worth driving for the sake of driving was my '81 Celica. 107 bhp straight-4 and a hella-smooth five speed manual. I loved it. Toyotas are great rides, but they're not "fun" cars by any means.
 
2012-08-10 06:18:58 PM

TheOtherGuy: Say what you want, I don't see how you can get better quality in a car for less than $35-$40k.

Rock-solid-reliable, near-hybrid gas mileage with all seats occupied by adults and a very full trunk and the AC blasting against 100+ degree temperatures


And the local mechanic will see you when the dealership refuses to fix it any more.
As hostile as Fark is to religion, it's amazing the utter faith some of you have in this foreign corporation.
/that's ok, money in my pocket. Keep buying them.
 
2012-08-10 06:31:22 PM

Kurmudgeon: And the local mechanic will see you when the dealership refuses to fix it any more.


I've never had the car that didn't need to see a mechanic eventually. The Corollas less than most. But, it never costs much. Ubiquitous cheap parts are one advantage of driving what is literally the most common car on planet Earth.
 
2012-08-10 07:36:01 PM
"Subsequent D: The New Ghost of Akina"?
 
2012-08-10 07:37:17 PM
My Trueno AE86 is pretty impressive on the Akina downhill.
 
2012-08-10 07:38:15 PM

Kurmudgeon: TheOtherGuy: Say what you want, I don't see how you can get better quality in a car for less than $35-$40k.

Rock-solid-reliable, near-hybrid gas mileage with all seats occupied by adults and a very full trunk and the AC blasting against 100+ degree temperatures

And the local mechanic will see you when the dealership refuses to fix it any more.
As hostile as Fark is to religion, it's amazing the utter faith some of you have in this foreign corporation.
/that's ok, money in my pocket. Keep buying them.


... said the resident Chrysler evangelist.
 
2012-08-10 07:53:20 PM
image.intellichoice.com
images04.olx.com

Meh, the B15 Sentra would like a word with you Yota worshipers.

/SR-20 > any Toyota 4-banger.
 
2012-08-10 08:05:18 PM
I have a Toyota 'rolla. It was part of an acquisition when I married my wife. I love it. Reliable as all hell. We keep it because it'll run like a goddamn Kenyan. We don't care about styling so much.

/still not sure what the sick tag is for
 
2012-08-10 08:20:43 PM
Super reliable cars. But, around here, it'll rust to bits long before it dies a mechanical death.

/ like most other Jap cars
 
2012-08-10 08:24:29 PM
King of them all:

www.hachiroku.com.au

/anyone need some tofu?
 
2012-08-10 09:00:44 PM

Slayinit: [image.intellichoice.com image 380x235]
[images04.olx.com image 625x468]

Meh, the B15 Sentra would like a word with you Yota worshipers.

/SR-20 > any Toyota 4-banger.


Uh, my SR20DE-powered '94 Sentra SE-R had burnt-out cylinder #3 long before 100k.

The SR20DE was a great engine for its initial day, but it's easily murdered by anything from Honda from the F20 onward (K series, especially). The F20C in my S2k took a beating with 50,000 miles in a single year, all of which were near-trackday levels of punishment. I would have blown an SR20 in half that.

/that SE-R was a fun little car though
 
2012-08-10 09:15:48 PM

Kuroshin: Slayinit: [image.intellichoice.com image 380x235]
[images04.olx.com image 625x468]

Meh, the B15 Sentra would like a word with you Yota worshipers.

/SR-20 > any Toyota 4-banger.

Uh, my SR20DE-powered '94 Sentra SE-R had burnt-out cylinder #3 long before 100k.

The SR20DE was a great engine for its initial day, but it's easily murdered by anything from Honda from the F20 onward (K series, especially). The F20C in my S2k took a beating with 50,000 miles in a single year, all of which were near-trackday levels of punishment. I would have blown an SR20 in half that.

/that SE-R was a fun little car though


Well, I guess it's mostly anecdotal. My kid brother has a 2000 Sentra SE with the SR engine. Maybe he's just showing off. Maybe he's just really angry. Maybe he just wants to abuse this thing for the sake of seeing how far he can push it. Yet every time I ride with him he hurts that poor beast without a shred of mercy. 4th clutch. 2nd water pump. A new alternator. Countless brake & tire replacements. He does run synthetic oil, though. Last week he stopped by - 230K miles and the farker just. keeps. going. No leaks on my driveway. No blue smoke from the tailpipe when he goes like Hell down the road. But something has to give...eventually.

/BTW, love the S2000. Runs circles around the Miata/MX-5 without the chick stigma. Outstanding ride.
 
2012-08-10 09:47:58 PM
My first car was a Dodge Challenger.

Great car. So glad I didn't waste my money on a cheap 'compact' car.
 
2012-08-10 10:08:54 PM

tiiger: My first car was a Dodge Challenger.

Great car. So glad I didn't waste my money on a cheap 'compact' car.


My first car was a Civic Si. Glad I didn't waste my money on a gas-guzzling "muscle car" that my 4 banger could beat in a drag race.
 
2012-08-10 10:28:42 PM

Kurmudgeon: And the local mechanic will see you when the dealership refuses to fix it any more.
As hostile as Fark is to religion, it's amazing the utter faith some of you have in this foreign corporation.
/that's ok, money in my pocket. Keep buying them.


Does it not bother you that everything you post is entirely verifiable bullshiat? Like.... I mean... on the politics tab you see some incredibly stupid shiat... but you give them all a run for their money. You're either an epic troll or so far beyond delusional that there's never going to be a DSM up to date enough to define exactly what's wrong with you.
 
2012-08-10 10:50:57 PM

Bleyo: said the resident Chrysler evangelist.


And ASE Master Tech and life long mechanic. After a day full of fixing import trash, it's nice to drive home with a car that just needs basic maintenance on occasion.
 
2012-08-10 10:57:52 PM

ladyfortuna: They damn well should raise the MPG again, the older ones had great mileage. My husband had a 1996 Tercel till the frame rusted out two years ago, and that thing got damn near 40 mpg on 87 octane. It was super uncomfortable for long trips but mostly he just drove it to work and back so that didn't matter much.


The gas milage is pretty much the same on both old and new compact cars. The new ones just look worse because the EPA adjusted the testing methodology to be more realistic.

i248.photobucket.com

In terms of mileage, a modern Corolla is almost identical to the Tercel of 15 years ago, and a car of roughly the same size at the Tercel gets about 3 MPG more in combine gas mileage
 
2012-08-10 11:01:40 PM

Kurmudgeon: Bleyo: said the resident Chrysler evangelist.

And ASE Master Tech and life long mechanic. After a day full of fixing import trash, it's nice to drive home with a car that just needs basic maintenance on occasion.


i118.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-10 11:14:22 PM

Slayinit: Kuroshin: Slayinit: [image.intellichoice.com image 380x235]
[images04.olx.com image 625x468] ...

/BTW, love the S2000. Runs circles around the Miata/MX-5 without the chick stigma. Outstanding ride.


Well, OK, let's compare apples to oranges:

S2K cost over 50% more and had over 70% more horsepower.

2000 S2K: $32k MSRP
240 hp

2000 Miata: $20k MSRP
140 hp

Which one is better? Hmm. But, but, the stigma! OMG! I need a MANLY tiny two-door convertible!
OK, then. Just put a Dukes of Hazzard horn in it--nobody will accuse you of teh gay.

And which one is still in production and is the most-raced car on the planet?
The girlie car.

Stigma? What stigma? Road racer really doesn't give a shiat.
 
2012-08-10 11:18:35 PM
My first corolla: 1985 Chevy nova (actually my moms car) got me through high school and college awesome daily workhorse
upload.wikimedia.org

My second corolla 1998: toyota corolla my first new car! got 38mpg (sticker only promised 32) 12 years old and still on the road and the engine still ticks like a clock
images01.olx.com

My third corolla: 2009 Scion XD bought bought in 2010 after I wrecked my beloved Scion TC and couldn't afford a new car. 3 years old and already has 66,000 miles can as a hatchback can haul nearly anything.
media.ed.edmunds-media.com

Corolla's aren't flashy but if you take care of them they will easily run for 20 years



*note these are not the actual pictures of my cars they are examples I grab from GIS
 
2012-08-10 11:23:48 PM

Slayinit: [image.intellichoice.com image 380x235]
[images04.olx.com image 625x468]

Meh, the B15 Sentra would like a word with you Yota worshipers.

/SR-20 > any Toyota 4-banger.


images.turbomagazine.com


/Begs to differ.
 
2012-08-10 11:58:14 PM
I had a 96 Rolla that I loved and couldn't wait to see how many miles it would have on it when it finally gave up the ghost. Unfortunately, a pickup pulling in front of me killed it just before it hit 200k miles. Bought a Scion after it died but then a Suburban ended its life prematurely so now I'm on my second Scion and love it like crazy. I imagine if it died I'd go out and buy one just like it tomorrow.
 
2012-08-11 12:57:27 AM
/Rolla owner here - 1993 I got for free. Just 300 miles shy of hitting 250,000 - I average 39 to the gallon with the AC on, and not being easy on the gas. The 1.8liter motor is a derivative of the 4AGE, which in turn was ganked/copied from the British Cosworth BDA.

So, in reality, what you do have is an innocuous little car on the outside, with a variation of the BDA under the hood. In Japan, you could get the 'blacktop' 4AGE, which revs cleanly to 7800 over and over, as the day itself is long. Six speed manual gearboxes could also be had. There's numerous vids on the yoytubes of blacktop equipped Corollas kicking the crap out of B20 powered Hondas.

So, the Japanese took a screamer of a British engine, made it civilized, and then proceeded to create a cooled-down daily driver with serious history. The four link suspension in the AE101 Corolla series is also quite nice and progressive- unlike a lot of earlier Japanese cars.

It's less the 'omg imports' without looking at the history and what they've pulled from. As for Miata's being a little bit on the off-side - it's essentially a Lotus Elan (chassis) with a 1.8 that was styled to sound like an MG.

But what do I know.

sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

/My Westfield SEi (Lotus 7 clone) with 1.8 Miata engine.
 
2012-08-11 02:44:22 AM

Slayinit: [image.intellichoice.com image 380x235]
[images04.olx.com image 625x468]

Meh, the B15 Sentra would like a word with you Yota worshipers.

/SR-20 > any Toyota 4-banger.


2.bp.blogspot.com

Agrees?
 
2012-08-11 03:32:05 AM
All you poor peons conceived in Corollas. I have good reason to believe I was conceived in the backseat of a GTO Judge, which would still be in the family if it hadn't been totaled by a drunk driver in the late 70's.

/Actually, it would probably have become a rusted pile of junk.
//It was a daily driver in Buffalo NY.
 
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