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(Christian Science Monitor)   Toyota Corolla to receive a dramatic overhaul, will look nothing like the one responsible for your conception   (csmonitor.com) divider line 59
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2012-08-11 06:42:27 AM  
It'll have a V6 in it, versus a golfcart motor?

That's about the only overhaul it needs.
 
2012-08-11 07:10:51 AM  
I was probably conceived in an orange '71 Ford pickup with War playing in the background.
 
2012-08-11 07:44:54 AM  
Heh... Anyone remember those dumb ass commercials where they'd jump up for joy due to their Toyota? Never drove a Miata, rode in one once, but I did own a Supra. That one was the only one that was worthy of jumping for joy unless you're joyous due to having your car make it to the top of a hill. Which, I suppose, is a worthy reason now that I think about it. The many Toyota cars I owned back in the day (I'd buy 'em cheap, not do a lick of work on 'em, and trash the hell out of them) did manage to survive longer than others. So, well, there is that but I'm still not entirely convinced that the jumping was justified. It was as bad as kicking the tires on a Subaru.

So, yeah... I got nothin' at all. Just that.

/drives a BMW often
//or the old Volvo
/owns a Honda but that's for the missus
 
2012-08-11 08:00:36 AM  
blog.caranddriver.com


What the hell is the matter with you people. MPG? really?
 
2012-08-11 08:58:56 AM  
The Corolla needs an overhaul badly. Toyota's been coasting on its reputation for years now, and the new stuff doesn't live up to the hype. Poor fuel economy, utterly boring drive, not nearly as well-built as the older ones.

Cruze, Dart, Civic, Focus, whatever the Kia/Hyundai ones are called -- I'd take any of them over the Corolla at this point.
 
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2012-08-11 09:27:16 AM  
I never asked for details, but I think my father had a Corvair at the time. It probably wasn't in the VW Beetle (1960s version).
 
2012-08-11 09:46:50 AM  
image.motortrend.com

Great gas milage, reasonable cost and in the same class as the Corolla... yet no one ever seems to talk about it (good or ill) in these car threads.

I got a Mazda 3 for myself recently and I currently average about 32-35 MPG overall. That is better than some hybrids without all the potential headaches of having a hybrid. It has decent pick-up and is very responsive. Above 60 MPH the road noise does get a little bit much, but I've simply gotten used to that, so it only becomes a problem when I try to use the on-board cell phone system on the freeway. Overall, it's a pretty damn good car that I enjoy driving and have yet to have any serious complaints about. Give me a few years and I might feel differently, but most everyone who has a Mazda seems pretty happy with it. If anyone is looking for something equivalent to a Corolla, give the Mazda 3 (with a Skyactiv motor) a once over, at least.

/pic is hotlinked
 
2012-08-11 10:17:28 PM  
I miss the Toyota Echo. Lightweight, could fit a person comfortably in the trunk, or two bodies. So light that the tiny 4-cyl was still punchy. Not muscle car, pin you to your seat, but was better than my parents 80s Camery. Only downside to the Echo, which we found out the hard way, is that when it's rearended the trunk ends up in the driver seat.
 
2012-08-12 03:29:49 PM  

Dughan: [image.motortrend.com image 569x355]

Great gas milage, reasonable cost and in the same class as the Corolla... yet no one ever seems to talk about it (good or ill) in these car threads.

I got a Mazda 3 for myself recently and I currently average about 32-35 MPG overall. That is better than some hybrids without all the potential headaches of having a hybrid. It has decent pick-up and is very responsive. Above 60 MPH the road noise does get a little bit much, but I've simply gotten used to that, so it only becomes a problem when I try to use the on-board cell phone system on the freeway. Overall, it's a pretty damn good car that I enjoy driving and have yet to have any serious complaints about. Give me a few years and I might feel differently, but most everyone who has a Mazda seems pretty happy with it. If anyone is looking for something equivalent to a Corolla, give the Mazda 3 (with a Skyactiv motor) a once over, at least.

/pic is hotlinked


Ahh yes, the Mazda 3...

The only car that should be advertised as the 'crumple zone' being your body as it's crushed to death after smashing front first into that Jersey wall because of the all the suspension travel at high speeds.
 
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