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OK except wierd brake placement
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By Robert Weiner
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2009 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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traded in an old SUV and got clunker discount on a new Corolla. Main problem with the Corolla is brake pedal engages way down near the floor where the accelerator pedal is. Easy to hit accelerator when trying to brake. Why does Toyota for 2009 decide to situate non-adjustable break point so low? Electronic steering becomes annoying after a while too. No real road feel as in a normal hydraulic steering system.


Best Features

rear seats fold down for long cargo. Engine very peppy (so don't hit accelerator unless you really want power!)


Worst Features

Reposition brake pedal away from accelerator territory. Go back to hydraulic assisted rack and pinion steering.


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Too bad with the recalls
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By pgklee
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2009 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Car is very easy to drive. Love the Gas mileage I'm getting. Comfortable even for a tall person (I am 6'4"). Feels very solid. Not too worried about the recall, as with the Manual transmission a sticking accelerator would be less of a safety problem. Dealership has been great even replaced the radio after I had a small problem with it.


Best Features

Love the auto on lights


Worst Features

Clock


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great car!
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By phelicia
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2009 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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I love my yota! Its a great car i get about 33 mpg which is wonderful for long family rides. Its a dependable vehicle that I know is going continue to go strong. The inside and out looks very nice, its got a sporty twist which I like a lot! Overall I love this car and would suggest it to anyone!


Best Features

The way the car handles, gas mileage, the overall look.


Worst Features

The back of the car isn't very roomy, that would be nice to have a little more room and the trunk doesn't have too much space.


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Oil Change is a pain
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By J Brown
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2009 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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Apparently two engine types. One with conventional oil filter...and mine. You have to remove a plastic housing that has a "cardboard-like" filter insert. An o-ring mus be changed and a new washer should be bought for the drain plug, at each oil change. A serious step back in engineering!!! Requires more time and mess. Filter inserts are more expensive than conventional filter. Glad I change my own oil. Would be afraid cheap oil service centers would not have proper filter and charge you for changing...without actually changing filter. Different topic: Paint extremely thin..hardly takes anything to scratch to metal. Gas mileage...lucky to get 30mpg with my automatic, disappointed!


Best Features

Overall looks.


Worst Features

Go back to conventional oil filter!!! Better paint job! Gas mileage should be better.


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My Last Toyota
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By C.S.
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2009 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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Bought this for reliability, safety, and fuel economy and expected such from Toyota. Since then, there have been 2 recalls on the car. The latest is for 'unintended acceleration'! I see this as a serious safety issue and would strongly discourage anyone to purchase this car for that reason alone. I'll probably trade it asap. On the surface it seems like a decent car. The mpg is fantastic. The trunk and interior is spacious for its class and the mp3 player jack is nice. However, the cheap plastics have began to rattle. Both the seats and plastics show wear after only a year. It just doesn't seem to be made to last. Even though I knew it's not a sports car, it's boring to drive.


Best Features

MPG. Mp3 and sound system. Ride is quiet and smooth.


Worst Features

Improve the quality of the interior materials and seats. Needs serious safety and reliability improvements. Steering is too light and finicky.


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