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Old 4th October 2019, 16:29   #211
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Default Re: Why did I buy a 12 Year old Toyota Corolla - My experience

Originally Posted by swami69 View Post
Hello everyone,

I thoroughly enjoy my Thar, one year old, completed 11500 kms, my daily drive, a looker, drives beautifully, no issues so far and a great road presence and feel.

Ok, that is for me and my wife who whole heartedly are in love with the Jeep. As mentioned even in my Thar ownership report, my kids are not fully in terms with the Jeep as they are the affected parties - Sitting on the side facing seats, climbing from the back or climbing from the front in between the seats, soft top, outside noise, crude etc. as negatives. But one thing they also appreciate is, that our Thar is majestic and their friends appreciate it.
Hello Swami69

At the outset a BIG THANK YOU!

Thank you for resolving my dilemma - whether to keep or sell my 2016 Corolla with AV regn. The car is has been giving me a good, reliable service ever since I owned it in 2006. So why thinking of selling it?

One of the major issues I faced in my car is rather frequent failues/replacement of evaporator coil (DENSO). The first failure occurred in 2011, after 5 years of usage. Lanson Toyota Neeelnagarai replaced it but its technician has made a hash of it, so much so,it failed again within 6-8 months. A second replacement - after much fighting with LT - was done, which lasted 2017. Coil replaced for the third time in 2017.

In 2019 August,when I returned from overseas stay of 4 months, I found AC was completely down. LT checked and found the gas escaped thru a faulty charging pin. Replaced with a new pin and gas charged. AC was working ok. But LT cautioned me that pressure was low and future problem might need Compressor change!

Now within a month,cooling gradually slowed down,coming almost to dead stop now. I'm not sure if Compressor needs to be replaced- a mighty expensive course. More so when one considers that compressor just fails, doesn't slowly fade out,which can only mean gas leak in the system. I'm in two minds now-whether to take it to LT or to a reliable Auto AC service expert,recommended by a friend.
Apart from the AC issues, I also faced issues with brake discs wear out.
Do you have any suggestions on the AC issue?

Last edited by Aditya : 4th October 2019 at 19:03. Reason: trimming quoted post, SMS language, spacing
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