New Models door opening and leg room to small. Profile of vechile to low.
I really like where Corolla came from aiming at providing a economical and reliable vechile. Here is the issue for me, i am approx six foot one, little older and finding it difficult to recommend it to others. New vechile profiles are to low, door opening on all models now are made for short people, including new camry. When i sit into the car, i can not fit my head into the vechile. Its a struggle, i need to put my head in first. Its no longer a car i can to utilise everyday. OH&S issue for me. Toyota have isolated the average six foot mal...e from purchasing this vechile. I think designers need to reconsider that people are getting taller and longer. The Kia Rio has more room than Camry and Corolla for the driver to entering the vechile. I should have bought one of these, 7 Year warranty as well. Most men utilise a vechile like this to and from work(approx 500km per week), not a the main family car. New Camry, my head hits the ceiling in the rear when we car pool in the company vechile. My children are taller than me, including thier friends. Suggestion, if your building a car for people outside of ASIA, then review the drivers door opening size, as it needs to be taller, and not so low to the ground.
Purchased in February 2020.
- Corolla E170 Sedan ZR (2012-2019)
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Toyota is awesome
I went to chatswood toyota, awesome service and lovely people who helped me purchase a me a new car. Happy with the purchase and the team at Toyota. I was able to get extras and 1% finance was also good too.
I am able to service it down the road from me at rockdale Toyota love that about Toyota.
Good overall car - cheap and efficient to run
I have driven the sedan 2014 version and been a passenger in the 2015 hatchback
The car handles well and performs well for a corolla - easy servicing and easy to take care of, also I've owned toyota's in the past so I know that it doesn't take much to look after it - regular servicing and checking will keep it in good form.
Interior is good, especially on the ZR model, however I dislike the reverse camera on both the 2014 and 2015 corolla, it doesn't show true colour compared to the subaru I currently own.
Corolla's are very reliable and w...ork well as long as they are serviced regularly on time. Running cost - $50 a week on fuel depending on the fuel you put in and averaging 500-600km per week Insurance 1k or less depending on the driver Maintenance - Yearly service is less than $200
Biggest mistake ever
This is the first time I have ever bought a brand new car; and what a waste of money. The demo I test drove was awesome. The car I received would be a joke if it wasn't so expensive. The cabin noise is so bad that when I ring someone they cant hear me and one friend said it sounded like I was travelling in the back of a ute. The Bluetooth/Siri hardly ever works and I've only just had a new Sat Nav put in after waiting 3 months. Each time I have complained to Toyota about the noise and phone I was told that it was the tyres; that Toyota alt...ernate which tyres they put on cars and that I should buy Bridgestone next time as that will help with the noise. I was also told my phone issues were because I had a iPhone. That Apple makes their phones so they aren't compatible, well I bought a Samsung as the salesman suggested and guess what nothing changed. They eventually admitted the Sat Nav didn't work but took nearly 3 months to get a new one. I hate the car and went to Mazda to see how much it would cost to trade it in but I was going to have to pay $8000 which I cant afford. Next time I will buy the demo model that I test drive AND IT WONT BE A TOYOTA!!!
The car does all that I would expect a Corolla to do. This is the second Corolla purchased inside two weeks. I wrote of the first one, a hatch where the speedo was invisible in daylight and unroadworthy. The second a sedan has a much more sensible dash panel and more like a Corolla is expected to be. No matter how well you know the make test drive before taking delivery of your new car.
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