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Old 05-04-2011, 08:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Corolla S vs. LE

This might sound crazy, but I have a 2010 Corolla S and I wish I had an LE instead! Can I remove the spoiler and body kit to make it look like an LE? Or does anyone want to trade?
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This might sound crazy, but I have a 2010 Corolla S and I wish I had an LE instead! Can I remove the spoiler and body kit to make it look like an LE? Or does anyone want to trade?
Is this a serious question..... I can't tell...

If it is. Why?
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have just been more attracted to the LE version lately, haha.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I will trade with you. What color is your car?
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I have just been more attracted to the LE version lately, haha.
I only have one thing to say about this.

Okay, 3 things to say. But seriously???? I would never take a plain jane LE over my S.
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I have to agree with 2010TOYOTA......I purposely bought the model I did because I didn't like the "S" body kit.
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To each their own but I didn't want a rental car looking Corolla. When I was parked next to a LE yesterday it looked so plain to me with zero personality like the S has. I thought that the body kit was well done over all & flowed well with the Corollas lines but added a little more flare or aggressiveness to it.

To the OP, I'm surprised that you didn't take more time deciding what you wanted if you were not sure. I on the other hand wanted a 5-speed MT so I never would have a LE anyway as I hate AT, no driving enjoyment at all to me.
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My #1 deciding factor, HORRIBLE seats on the LE...
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This might sound crazy, but I have a 2010 Corolla S and I wish I had an LE instead! Can I remove the spoiler and body kit to make it look like an LE? Or does anyone want to trade?
It IS crazy. Period.

Beside the body kit, S has leather wrapped steering wheel and black headlight housing, fog lights, and some other better goodies over LE. If you started with an LE in the first place that's fine, but why would someone want to downgrade from S to LE.
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It IS crazy. Period.

Beside the body kit, S has leather wrapped steering wheel and black headlight housing and some other better goodies over LE. If you started with an LE in the first place that's fine, but why would someone want to downgrade from S to LE.
Exactly.
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Each to their own of course, I could see why some people would want the simpler look. Everybody has different tastes.
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Each to their own of course, I could see why some people would want the simpler look. Everybody has different tastes.
What you said is not wrong, but like what SUpercharged said, the OP should have gotten the LE in the first place if he's the "simpler look" guy. Now it becomes a joke when he downgrades from S to LE
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Heh I guess so.

To the OP, If you remove the front and rear lips your going to end up with holes in your bumpers, removing the spoiler will end up with the same deal, but you can always put some colormatched plugs. Not too sure about the side skirts. As for the headlights, you can always swap with someone who has the base model, LE, or XLE. I'm sure that won't be that hard.

But overall, I'd say stick with the S and see how you feel about it for the next month or so. I'm sure it'll grow on you. I know many who wished they went for the S instead of the Base, LE, or XLE models. But by then if you still want the LE, prepare to loose some on your end.
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I have an LE and am trying to convert to S eventually (well, kinda like S with my twist). If you want to swap headlight housings PLMK!! I will do this INSTANTLY!!!!
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When I was at the dealer waiting for them to find some parts I had ordered for one of my older Corollas, I overheard a salesman trying to "upsell" a 20 something female from an LE to an S Corolla. After several minutes of being polite and declining to consider an S, this girl finally told the salesman she didn't like the "boy racer" look of the S, and why would she want to pay more for something that only looked faster with "all bark and no bite". It was really difficult not to laugh after seeing the expression on the salesman's face. Needless to say , he didn't push the issue any further.
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