2009 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8 from North America
Probably the most popular piece of junk!
It burns oil; 2 trips to dealer and still not fixed.
Few parts squeak in rear-right and somewhere under the dash.
Drive it for a few hours and experience pain in hands/shoulders; is it a car or a tractor? My dealer does not seem to see any issue with driving a tractor!
This car has never died on the road, and it may never do. However, what's the point of buying a new Corolla when it'll perform worse than a 10 year old Subaru in almost every aspect?!
It is anything but comfortable on longer drives (and I believed my Subaru was not good; now I know it was great!).
That poor '99 Subaru used to let less noise in the cabin on highway, and made almost the same amount of squeak noise! Instead of burning oil, it used to leak a few drops over the night, which I do not believe was worse. I cared less about it and I was happier with it... You are right; I was stupid to trade that much better car for this new piece of junk. I could spent my money much better :(
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th April, 2011
Your review sounds like my best friend's 2009 Corolla. First the rear suspension sagged out of alignment just from the weight of the car. It can't be aligned without special shims. Then the brakes wore out prematurely.
Last week I followed him to the shop again to get a bad rattle checked out. Splashing water had bent the exhaust heat shield (you read that right, SPLASHING WATER!!). The shield is basically tin-foil!! He is desperately wanting to get rid of this very poorly built car and get something that doesn't require regular trips to the shop. Toyota obviously is no longer an option for him. He'll most likely go Hyundai or Ford.
... here we go again with more sagging frame stories...