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Old 2nd June 2009, 12:48   #1
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Hi, I let go of my 2000 model OHC and am buying Toyota Corolla H2. H2 belongs to a different league and I'm excited about it. There does not seem to be much discussion on Corolla compared to OHC on team- bhp. Other than the 150% jump in the bhp and other loads of visible things, are there areas that I should be prepared with once I start using the corolla? I hope I haven't bitten more than I can chew!
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Hi Weejai - I dont think you have bitten more, as long as you are getting the Corolla at a good deal. 50K kms is what i read in your signature, the only constant replacements that come in Corolla is the brake shoes. So you can be prepared for a 5-10K replacement cost for every 20K kms you drive in. I have found the spares and other costs reasonable during the last service. Enjoy your new ride.

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If you are planning to keep this car for long, check out the front disc rotors for uneven wear, get better tyres, check the whole suspension assembly(especially the rear),you would be having a much better experience with the H2 than you had with the 1.3 City. The Spare prices may be a little more than the City. And at 50K the Corolla can still be called a Virgin.
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The car is Pune registered and taken good care of. I know the first owner personally. The break shoe and the disc was replaced three months ago. It is scratchless and driven mostly between Pune and Mumbai. Tyres will have to replaced.

I'll post some pics this weekend.
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Corolla is definitely an excellent buy, and a class apart from OHC. Even i am in the same process, have sold off my OHC vtec and looking for a Corolla. Which Year and what price are you getting it?
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good to go with a corolla, as it is said here, you can never go wrong with a toyota.
How much are you paying for the car ?
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It is a 2004 model, maintained well. Service done at toyota service stations only and driven delicately. The car needs a tyre change. I'm also planning to get the clutch replaced. There is no work to be done otherwise.

I am a regular user of NH4 from Mumbai to Bangalore and back and am eagerly waiting to experience what 180cc and 145 bhp has to offer compared to 1300cc and 90 bhp from my OHC
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Weejai,
Congrats on your buy. Corolla is know for it's reliability worldwide.

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Other than the 150% jump in the bhp and other loads of visible things,

150% jump in bhp ??


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waiting to experience what 180cc and 145 bhp has to offer compared to 1300cc and 90 bhp from my OHC
Probably a typo 1800 CC right ;-)
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too excited i suppose

* more than 50% jump in the bhp, so total of about 150% with respect to OHC

* yes 1800 cc
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I suggest you go for the Corolla.Its a good replacement to OHC.
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Its 125 Bhp, not 145
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weejai - Corolla is 125bhp 1800cc. The engine is good and quite responsive, the gear shifts are smooth, but can get a little sloppy in spirited driving.

The Toyota service experience is great provided you go to a reputed workshop. The service costs are relatively cheap (3 years + and I've only spent roughly 1.5L on maintainance including denting and eccentric brake replacements etc for 2 cars)

The clutch won't need replacement at 50K Kms, it'll probably be a waste of money. Please get an upsize when getting new tyres, the stock size is barely adequate for spirited highway runs. All in all it's a good car to own, quite easy on the pocket, practical GC, decent FE, ok power on tap, but not as engaging to drive.

So congratulations on a car that can be enjoyed on the daily.

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Hey Doc, are you sure about the 1.5L spent on a 3yr+ car. Isnt that high for a Corolla, since it has a service intervals of 10k or 1 year. How much has your car done?
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I like all the features in old corolla except braking & handling, If you can sort it out then nothing like it.
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Hey Doc, are you sure about the 1.5L spent on a 3yr+ car. Isnt that high for a Corolla, since it has a service intervals of 10k or 1 year. How much has your car done?
DocG said 1.5L on maintenance for 2 cars.
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