2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L from North America
I think Toyota still makes good cars, but I just got one of the few that was poorly built
The car had rattling noise at 3000 miles caused by bolt that came loose in door panel. Air fuel sensor seized into exhaust manifold at 5397 miles. Air fuel sensor seized into exhaust manifold at 5419 miles. During test drive check engine light re-lit again for another malfunctioning sensor.
This was an OK car until recently. But it seems as though it was poorly built as things are beginning to fall apart and malfunction on it. Since everything is still under warranty, it hasn't cost me anything extra yet. Beyond that it still does get excellent gas mileage and the dealer has definitely tried to get the car back working again. However, after I got my first check engine light at 5397 miles, it hasn't gone off. Everytime they fix something, something else breaks. So, it has been in the shop for the past week as new things break or break again. This is definitely something that I didn't expect from Toyota as my old Ford never had any of these issues.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 11th April, 2007
12th Apr 2007, 08:36
Isn't brand perception powerful?
Had these problems occurred on a Chevy, the title would read:
"GM cars are junk. I'm going back to Toyota/Honda."
But since we all perceive Toyotas/Hondas to be perfect, when these problems occur on a Toyota, we just assume it's a fluke.
12th Apr 2007, 17:28
Yes, why judge GM on forty years of horrible cars when you can judge the ones that are made now or in the future. After all, that elusive quality must be there somewhere, sometime, right?
Please. There is a reason Toyota is soon to become the #1 automaker on the planet.