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Old 15th July 2012, 04:24   #76
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The Corolla is almost sold ; finalised the deal and have received part of the cash.

I have applied for a NOC for transfer to the buyer at Vadodara and that should be done in 4-5 days,after which it will be "bidaai" time.

This buggy will always be in my memory for
  • the ac issues that had to be resolved and the knowledge and expertise I gained in the process
  • the pain in maintaining a dark colour and the solution that I found to reduce effort
I can safely lay claim to be an ac pundit now.

Thank you Blue Beauty
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I know you are sad to let it go, but then there are many things in life. I hope you pick up another decent mount at your next place.
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The Corolla is almost sold ; finalised the deal and have received part of the cash.



Thank you Blue Beauty
I am planning to buy one so checked your thread,why did you sell it.was it expensive to maintain?

Can you let me know which is top end and base model.H 2H5 lots of confusion

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I am planning to buy one so checked your thread,why did you sell it.was it expensive to maintain?

Can you let me know which is top end and base model.H 2H5 lots of confusion
He sold it since he moved to Chennai. He was quite happy with it. He has bought another Corolla 2005 in Chennai. This time it is a MT.
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He sold it since he moved to Chennai. He was quite happy with it. He has bought another Corolla 2005 in Chennai. This time it is a MT.
oh chennai! wow my work becomes even more easy now.any details on where and what was the deal for 2005 corolla?
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oh chennai! wow my work becomes even more easy now.any details on where and what was the deal for 2005 corolla?
No idea. I suggest you PM him for advice, and to establish contact.
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Thanks for giving the update @sgiitk

I'd have loved to bring the blue to Chennai but the unfriendly RTO rules made me take a painful call of giving her away.

A new DZire was my first choice but with Manesar happening, I said Thank you Maruti.

Then I decided on my old love and scouted around for a used Corolla - I wanted to get an AT here but found none;so got a MT.

The one I have acquired is a superwhite 2005 facelifted H5(top end manual with leather seats,fake wood finish on steering wheel and audio controls on steering).

The common factor on both the blue and this one is the tyres-Michellin PLC but this one rides much better probably because of the better suspension.

The MT gear box is notchy and the clutch , hard but still a very decent drive.I drove from crowded Royapettah to my house at Kodambaks in peak traffic with no problems.

A striking difference is the engine rpm at 70kmph - the auto used to be at 1500rpm or so while this one is a tad more at 1900-2000rpm even with the fifth gear engaged-no issues with the clutch though.

I am yet to accurately calculate FE but in my last fill calculated it to be roughly 13kmpl on the Ashok Pillar-kathipara-alandur-velachery-OMR sector 3pm-2am

Joshguy ,please look out for ads in sulekha or carwale or better still visit TSMahalingam &sons- they normally have good examples

I have seen scores of Corollas on Chennai roads but only a few on sale ; so patience is the key.

and chennai examples are way way better than surat ones.

You can get a 2006 example for approx 4lacs - and I can't think of a better fully loaded C+ segment all rounder at this price point

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A striking difference is the engine rpm at 70kmph - the auto used to be at 1500rpm or so while this one is a tad more at 1900-2000rpm even with the fifth gear engaged-no issues with the clutch though.
@vigsom; I was only doing my duty. As for the higher rpm this is quite normal due to the somewhat taller gearing of the AT. In the Civic AT it is 50kph / 1000 rpm. However, I must say I am a bit surprised since the Toyota AT you had was a 4-speed while the MT is five speed. This was the main reason I opted for the Honda rather than the Toyota.
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The most detailed Corolla Ownership review I have come across on team bhp.

We have a 2006 May Corolla H5 MT.Its run 80K till date.

I'm planning to get the car refurbished a little.The stuff the car requires are:
1.Full Paintjob
2.80k Service
3.New Clutch
4.Suspension Overhaul
5.Replacement of all door beadings.

What would be the aprox costs of everything.I will be getting the work done from Topsel Toyota,the local Toyota dealer.

Thanks for your replies in advance.
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Posting experiences with my second Corolla.

Model: Toyota corolla H5 1.8E
Year of manufacture :Oct2005 (facelift)
Odo reading today: 79000 Kms
Odo reading at purchase(Jul2012) :58000

Kms driven :21000

Service costs from Jul2012(all done under my supervision at private garage)

1. Water wash :500*4 Rs.2000
2. 60000km service(oil,filter,tune up) Rs.2000
3. 60000km rear brake pads replacement Rs.2200
4. 70000km rear shock absorbers replacement Rs.3700
5. 70000km service Rs.2900
(oil,filter,tune up,tappet cover gasket,caliper pins greasing)
6. 80000km service Rs.3650
(oil,filter,air filter,spark plugs,right gearboxside driveshaft boot)
7.Alignment every5000km Rs.1600
8.Nitrogen filling in all tyres at 75500kms Rs.125

Total maintenance costs till date Rs.19000(approx)

Brake fluid replacement is planned in the next few days.

I changed the plugs from K16R-U11 to NGK BKR5E-11

The recommended spec for plugs is BKR5EYA-11(the tip in the YA is a little raised and that classifes as a "fouling resistant" plug).I did not get the original spec and settled for the 5E-11 as I know the performance of this engine

Have had some irresponsible souls here cause scratches on the front bumper and the right left fender ; need to have the portions touched up and the car polished.

Major expenses expected in the next 10k kms : Tyres replacement.

I have owned two Corollas - a 2003 Automatic and a 2005 Manual - have had mixed experiences with both.

The one I hold now was maintained with care by the previous owner , not so with the 2003 one which had bad engine mounts and numerous issues with the ac.

Overall , am very satisfied with this car.

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Forgot to add a battery that was replaced in end 2013 - Amaron 38B20L at Rs.3400
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Reviving an old thread. It's been over 3 years, but still my desire to own a corolla is back. I am back again in the market looking for one. Preference is for 2007 model the Type 2 that came before the Altis. Have found a couple of 2007 models first owner driven Kms driven ranging from 60 to 78000. Asking for 4.25 Lakhs.

Was searching for a spec chart on model difference but unable to locate one. If anyone has details on the same please share. Which one is better. A H2 or a H5.
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For 2005-08 Corollas, H5 was the top end model in manual and equates to H4 in automatic. I have the H4 which is equivalent to H5 except for automatic transmission in H4. If I recall, the top end version (H5 and H4) had the following: audio control on steering wheel, leather seating, auto headlamp (not sure if it is present in lower end models), etc. Till some time back, I had the 2007 Corolla brochure when I bought one in early 2007. However, these are the headline differences. I think alloy wheel is there on both H2 and H5. If I remember right, there was H1 which was the basic. Then there was the medium range model (H2, H3 for manual and AT), and top end (H4, H5). You should be fine with even H2 if you can live without audio controls on steering and Toyota's OEM leather seats. Even a 8 year old OEM leather seats (like mine) should now be tearing at some places, so you would have probably changed them anyway.

4.25 lakh seems too high for a manual 2007 model. My H4 AT (top end in AT) with 78,000 km, single owner, excellent mechanical condition was attracting nothing beyond 2.5. Even Toyota valuers were willing to buy but no one offered even 3. I am not selling anyway for 4-5 years at least. Even 2008-15 Altis should be a good buy.

The car itself is excellent to drive and own, and 78,000 km means not much for a well maintained Corolla.

I would say spend 2.5 on a good Corolla, invest 0.5-1 in refreshing it, and you should be good for another 75,000-100,000 km.

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Thanks, this does help a lot. Guess the resale prices would vary for Bangalore when compared to Delhi. As of now i am getting two vehicles first one is a a Nov 2007 H5 which has done 70,000 km on the Odo. The second one is a H2 again of 2007 which has done 59,000 km on the Odo. Will be checking both the vehicles out and need to take a call.

Also i am reading the ownership reviews as i guess on 60,000 some major service takes place which is costlier than regular service.
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