Heh. Shows what I know. Or, rather, what some auto industry journalist knows. I'm sure I read somewhere that the chain was new for '09, but it was obviously wrong.The Corolla has used a timing chain since 1998.
I'm looking for something very specific, so I'll have to wait too. I've given the dealer the spec and we've agreed on price. When it shows up, I'm on it.I have a '99 LE 5 speed manual with ABS. I had to order it to get it, but it was worth the wait.
I too am disappointed that I can't get a manual in the LE, so I will also be looking to buy an "S" model. I also have a manual '07 Camry - very rare, especially in some regions of the country.
It sucks that very few people in this country want manuals.
I guess that your family and mine are one of the very few that drive stick shifts?![/FONT]
I've never seen anything official, but my guess would be that Toyota's official "green" strategy is hybrids. GM on the other hand is all about E85.I'm thinking about an 09 Corolla. It seems strange that you still can't use E85 in this model. Is there a reason Toyota hasn't designed it for E85.
Heh. Shows what I know. Or, rather, what some auto industry journalist knows. I'm sure I read somewhere that the chain was new for '09, but it was obviously wrong.
I'm looking for something very specific, so I'll have to wait too. I've given the dealer the spec and we've agreed on price. When it shows up, I'm on it.
Driving a stick is going to be a lost art before long. My wife can do it, but doesn't like it. I prefer it. I just feel like I'm much more engaged when I have to move the gears myself. My kids will be driving in 2 or 3 years. I am going to insist they learn to drive a stick. Everyone should at least know how to do it.
I too have asked about the Mazda3 Sport GT as it looks very stylish. However, I was told by several people that their cars aren't that reliable and there'll be a high maintenance cost down the road...Anyway, it'll be better to ask some Mazda3 owners to post here...Where is the pix. I'm still on the fence about a Corolla. Has anyone checked out the Mazda 3 or Civic?
http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=232336Where is the pix. I'm still on the fence about a Corolla. Has anyone checked out the Mazda 3 or Civic?
I think it's just my personal preference... but I really HATE how the new Civic is styled. It just looks plain ugly to me. :disappoinMy short list includes the 08~09 Civic EX and the 09 Corolla S.
Told ya it was a short list. I won't be buying for at least 6 months though.
It'll be decided on test drives, looks and price.
Holy crap!! I'm so jealous!!! XRS!!! What color did you get? Show us a ton of interior photos... I wanna see the difference between an S and an XRS! Are you going to change your rims?