Hey all I need some help here. I'm really interested in the Corolla S. http://www.toyota.com/corolla/features.html?trim=1831
I'm loving everything between the gas mileage and the fact that I can get manuel. But the only problem is that its a 1.8 L & only is a v4 & 132 hp which is fine but I would like a little more power. It seems like a reliable car. I plan on getting a cold air intake/K&n air filter. 70% tints and an exhaust. What exhaust do you suggest? help me here thanks in advance!
true, I might just go with the XRS but the S gas mileage really pulls me in
Can't have everything
You're either gonna get a fast car with slightly lower mileage, or a slower car with better mileage. If you really want speed that badly, I'd go with the XRS, since it doesn't give up too much MPG (22/30, as opposed to 27/35 on the S).
Actually if you average the numbers the difference in mileage between the S and XRS is about 19%. That also happens to be the approximate difference between the horsepower of the two engines (132 vs 158). Furthermore, according to this article:
The S (automatic) is clocked at 10.4 for 0-60, while the XRS (also automatic) is clocked at 8.8. I don't think those are the best times, and the manuals are definately a lot better, but again, that's about an 18% difference. A little less than the 19% above, but as you can see all the numbers are pretty much to scale.
Finally, in reality the XRS really does feel faster. The horsepower may be scaled, but the torque is not: the XRS has big torque, and it shows whenever you try to floor the pedal.
Conclusion: The S has great mileage and a good speed. The XRS has good mileage and great speed. And rear disc brakes, too. Can't beat that
I am leasing an XRS 5 speed, and honestly, if I had to do it again, I would've gone with the S model instead because of the better gas mileage (getting about 28.5 mpg on the car, would like over 30).
Yes, the XRS has more power, rear disc brakes, 17s, VSC, etc., but when you just commute like I do, I think the S would be just fine since the options on both cars are pretty much the same and the fact that you still have the side skirts and smoked headlights. The option that I would not live without would be the JBL 6 disc changer with Bluetooth. I was going to get the Navi, but decided not to after I found out that it wouldn't have BT.
Yes. Time for change. Gas efficiency is the most imporant thing these days... may it be saving money or saving the planet. Go for the S. The speed is not worth it... you go fast alright... just as fast as your gas money goes and the earth's life goes.
My S (manual) is doing an average of 25mpg though. 60% or more of the time on the freeway. Those ratings LIE!!!
My XLE with 60% hwy is averaging right at 32mpg according to the onboard computer thing. It's shocking how bad the mileage gets if you like driving fast or get caught up in bad traffic. One bad traffic jam coming home from work can drop my average for the entire tank below 30.
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