2014 Toyota Corolla 1.8 from North America
Now that Toyota is slipping, I'm unsure on what to purchase next
The very first problem I had was that the windshield wipers would not turn on in the middle of a rain storm two months, that's right two months, after the purchase of the car. Of course this was fixed under warranty, but I found out that there was actually a recall issued for the same problem due to a faulty switch.
The air bag light on the dash occasionally goes on & off.
The engine has a very rough idle at a complete stop, with the A/C on or off when in drive. If I put it in neutral or park, it's not as bad. The service department at the dealership is no help because they can't figure out why this happens.
Terrible wind noise coming from the passenger rear window was corrected after the weather stripping was replaced. The driver's front is now starting to do the same thing.
Now I have to take the car back for another problem that surfaced a week ago. The front brakes make a thumping noise after I release the pedal when going to accelerate.
Based on experience, reputation and a bold restyle, I bought this Toyota with confidence. Unfortunately I am now a firm believer that the company's craftsmanship and build quality have gone down the tubes. I never had these or barely any troubles with the past four Toyotas I owned before this one. My best ever was a 1999 Tercel.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 5th January, 2016
19th Jan 2016, 11:16
20th Jan 2016, 17:19
20th Jan 2016, 17:30
Hyundai has come a long way. They seem to have picked up where Toyota has left off.
1st May 2017, 14:45
Yes Hyundai is improving while Toyota is degrading. We still don't know how many repairs a Hyundai will need 100k later, but they sure have improved the quality compared with past years. By the way, if a Hyundai owner comes here saying "my Elantra has now astronomical miles and I only replaced the oil and wipers on it", don't believe him.