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  1. JDMPlaya

    JDMPlaya Senior Member

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    I test drove a 2003 Corolla S..

    Any of you guys know anything about this car?

    Is there alot of Aftermarket, Hows the engine in the car? Can I make it a peppy engine?

    I have a baby, That's why I'm looking at the 4 door corolla..

    Thanks for helping me out in this decision!
     
  2. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    The S has a 130 hp 1.8L DOHC VVT-i Engine, a nice 5 speed, ground effects, four doors and white face gauges. I looked at one before the Si. Not bad at all.

    If I were you though I'd get the XRS. 170 hp 1.8L DOHC VVTL-i, 6 speed, better ground effects, four doors and white face gauges.

    To recap...

    170 hp > 130
    6 sp > 5 sp

    ;)


    edit: as far as aftermarket, try lokoing up a toyota web board. I know there's TRD SCs out there for the 1.8.
     
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    JDMPlaya Senior Member

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    Yea I test drove the XRS also, nice also.. Can't decide corolla s price sounds better
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    a friend of mine's father got the XRS, Loves it. Never gives any kind of problem. He's not necessarily hard on it, but he flings it around corners and the such.

    Consider the Civic ?

    -> Steve
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    My neighbor just bought a S last week. He loves it to death so far.
     
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    screw a toyota, well, except for the Supra. but fast and furious made everyone love the supra, so i say again, screw a toyota
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    :wtf:
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    :blink: :blink: :blink:
     
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    um not sure if this matters, but isnt the camry or corolla the #1 stolen car in america?
     
  10. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    i think it's too small and kinda weird looking.

    The price is right, but I couldn't see myself driving one. Mid-newer Maximas, newer Altima.

    Cheap and reliable while semi spacious...Saturn, yes I said it, I never had any type of maintenence issues with the ones I've had until my sister really beat the hell out of it.
     
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    JDMPlaya Senior Member

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    Picked up a 2005 XRS with 19k miles on it an a kick ass warranty on it..

    Now I need to hook it up.. anyone know what I can do with this :)
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    TRD. And nothing else.


    Suspension, maybe a SC kit depending on the motor. Clutch, brakes and bushings.

    -> Steve
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    :worthy: Nice! Was it partly cause of what I said?

    and I'm with Celerity, go solely with TRD... might be more expensive though.
     
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    So how does the yota compare to the SER Spec V? Both have 170hp and 6 speeds. Both are kinda fugly IMO, but I am also in the market for the 4 door kid carrier. I drove the SRT4 and it's a pile IMO. I also drove the new mazda 3 (the sport model, i forget the badge) and was quite impressed. It is very nimble, and has quite a bit of pep. However, I am seriously leaning towards the spec V just for the torque and the aftermarket.

    Spec V VS Corrola? Your thoughts?
    Anyone driven them both?
     
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    Well the Dealer offered me a deal I couldn't refuse!

    Pics to follow..
     
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    Oh yeah, I don't know jack shit about toyotas.. I'm guessing Toyotas Racing Development for TRD?
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Yeah.
     
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    i'm kinda soundin like a honda whore right now but how bout a TSX or 4 door GSR..... but if not i would say go with the spec v my freind has one, automatic and pulled off 15.4's stock. its a fun car for a 4 door.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Since when do Spec Vs come with automatics? <_<
     
  20. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Hate to tell you this guy, but Supras were big in the tuner sceen long before FnF...or...is that just when you noticed them ;)
     
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