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Posted by Michelle Steiner on September 2, 2006, 2:51 pm
 




Did that, then bought a Prius.  Actually, I traded up from an Acura TL
to a Prius, but because the salesperson tried to get me to buy a Corolla
(he didn't know that I had an Acura) because they didn't have any
Priuses in stock, I indulged him and test drove the Corolla.  Wouldn't
own or drive one if I could at all avoid it.

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Stop Mad Cowboy Disease:  Impeach the son of a Bush.

Posted by Cathy F. on September 2, 2006, 3:00 pm
 




Whereas I've owned & driven Corollas since '84.  To each their own.

Cathy (who looked at Acuras way back when - '90 maybe? - & left the
dealership thinking, "They may be nice, but no way I can afford one of
these, unless *maybe* the 2-door job, which I don't want.)



Posted by Michelle Steiner on September 2, 2006, 3:20 pm
 



Well, I bought mine in Nov 2000; a bit over two months before I was laid
off.  If I had known that I would be laid off, I wouldn't have bought
it.  But I paid it off after selling my house and moving out of Silicon
Valley (which I had to do because of the layoff), out of state, actually.

But if I had never owned that Acura, I probably would have been
satisfied with a Corolla.

The reason I bought the Acura in the first place is that I wanted a car
that had a great reliability reputation from a company that had a great
reliability reputation.  I also needed one that my 6'7" partner could
comfortably fit into.  The Lexus model in the same price range had less
head and leg room than the Acura, plus it had fewer standard features.  
The BMW in the same price range was even smaller.

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Stop Mad Cowboy Disease:  Impeach the son of a Bush.

Posted by Cathy F. on September 2, 2006, 4:24 pm
 



I went from a Plymouth Duster -only options were a bigger engine & a radio;
to a Datsun B-210 - only option was a radio; to my first Corolla - a
liftback w/ radio (& tape player? - can't remember) & a/c.  So I didn't have
a problem of down-stepping to the Corolla.  In fact, I was going to buy a
Tercel then ('84) - fit my budget better, but it was too small for me - my
legs didn't have enough room.  So the Corolla was actually an upgrade.

Cathy



Posted by Bill on September 2, 2006, 3:49 pm
 



From an ecological standpoint, driving a Corolla makes lot more sense than
driving a Highlander (or any other SUV) and driving a Prius makes a hell of
lot more sense than driving a Corolla.  Economies of scale might permit a
Corolla sized/priced hybrid in the near future.  What can we afford our
grandchildren?




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