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    Default Corolla and its rough ride!

    My Pakistan assembled '06 Toyota Corolla has a very rough ride in comparison with say Honda Civic or other imported cars. It is also noticeably higher than other cars. Others have noticed the same with Corollas.

    Is that because of the suspension? Some say it has been kept so for rural roads.

    My question is, what can be done to fix the problem and make the ride more comfortable. I decreased the tire pressure but it helped only little. Do I need to replace the shocks, springs, etc? any other solution.

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    bhai. you have no idea how rough and stiff my rolla's ride is. typical suspension and tires in rolla are extermely soft and have lot of cushion in comparision to rolla i drive.
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    @mics420 !!

    What a analyses mate. Agreed!
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    When it comes to cars all have pros and cons. The best thing is that when you plan to buy a car try to take a test drive, take feed back from friend and relatives where company does not offer a test ride.

    Now you have bought it and feel that you cannot live with your new ride, you lose hardly anything when you sell a rolla. Sell it and buy any ohter car. Meanwhile do your research on Pakwheels and other sites and try to drive a car before you buy it.

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    Now you have bought it and feel that you cannot live with your new ride, you lose hardly anything when you sell a rolla. Sell it and buy any ohter car. Meanwhile do your research on Pakwheels and other sites and try to drive a car before you buy it.

    Thanks for the advise. I am thinking of selling it and getting something else. Looking for something under 10 lak. It has to have a comfortable ride, good looking, automatic and parts should be easily available. Slightly used would do. So the options that come to mind are:

    -Slightly used Civic ?
    -Reconditioned Corolla (ain't good looking)
    -Used Accord (not sure about parts)

    Any other good cars out there?
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    Consider Lancer also.
    Be polite on the road. Always give way to others, particularly ambulances and pedestrians.

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    Man, corolla might be having a rough ride, but beleive me, you need that suspension setup if you keep on going to rural areas and harsh roads.

    You take a civic frequently to rural areas and its suspension wud just give up. you take a Corolla and it wud take the harsh beating and wud love your village roads.

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    Man, corolla might be having a rough ride, but beleive me, you need that suspension setup if you keep on going to rural areas and harsh roads.

    You take a civic frequently to rural areas and its suspension wud just give up. you take a Corolla and it wud take the harsh beating and wud love your village roads.
    Exactly. It seems that they have made that suspension setup for rural areas. My question is if there is a way to fix the suspension so that it can give a comfortable ride.
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    @Kianai, even our Rawalpindi roads are great vehcile breakers. Axel, goda and shocks reparing shops are thriving here due to poor roads, in fact there are no roads but "Khaddas" all around and one searches for less deeper Khaddas to navigate the way. And true Corolla bears the brunt more on such roads than other cars.
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    Bro roads in Karachi are the same too. Khaddas everywhere espacially since the rains. Thats why I am double minded. On one hand you need a comfy ride, on the other you need an SUV type suspension and ground clearence.

    There are some autos in the world (Lexus GX470) which gives you both options in one car. With the touch of a button you can switch the suspension from Comfortable to Sporty (Dynamic Suspension) and even raise and lower the vehicle..............
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    I think its because its rear suspension is not independent...............its the isolated trailing link ..........the same u find in alto, santro
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    aahmmm,,,,,well,,i have driven the xli for 6000 km....and what i feel is that ...

    the engine of the car is grt....grt pick..even in 4th and 3rd gear.

    and frankly...the ride is not up to the standards...i mean ,,here on pindi roads...especially the one near pir wadhai..there is a lot of rough riding.....but there is no movement SIDE WAYS,,,,its always up and down movement.......for those who dont agree with me..just drive the car from IJ Principal road..take a left turn towards subzi mandi...and drive all the way to KAshmir Highway....this road will tell all the proerties of the car...no side ways moement ..even on S curves,,but a lot of verticle movement........

    the seats are uncomfortable..the driving position is simply weird..........but its very huge in size both from interior and exterior...........thats what i like the most about it.....perfect presence..

    i think chnaging the tyres will solve problem upto 50 % only...


    all in all..its an """interesting car""".....
    nothingh last forever,,even cold november rain.

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    totaly agree about vertical movement.
    Keep a cool head and wear seatbelts!

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    If you are considering the 2005 Civic, then you should know that it has Fragile suspension, not that durable as Corolla's, the shields under the engine in most Civics can be seen hanging down etc. But over-all its a better car then the XLI or GLI, but then again You will loose alot when you sell it, better keep your Corolla with you

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    Go to a nice Rim and Tyre shop, Get light weight 15" rims and 195(width)/r15 Pirelli Tyres(Tire profile should be the same as Stock ones), get new Soft leather seat covers...

    Also, lower ur car a bit...around a inch or 2...

    After all this, U'll feel a much more comfortable ride.


    Corolla's here have higher ground clearance because of the road conditions...But lowering it a bit won't hurt!!...
    Also, corollas around the world have 15" rims..here in pakistan they're giving 14" ones... So, do as i say and feel the Comfort!

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    I changed my Rim and Tyres the day after I got my car. Go for 15" Rims with a HOLLOW design which saves weight. And Go for HIGH PROFILE tires preferably of a good company like Dunlop......(beware of fake Dunlops around)..

    That would surely improve the ride quality.
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    hmmmmm..@g16b


    Well........will it make ne difference on the ride from the new rims ?
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    maybe the suspensions were stiffened to improve the handling ???
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    @Kiani, No, Tyre profile should be the same as it is as standard.. increasing that would cause the speedo-meter to give false readings as the whole tyre setup will exceed the recommended ratings.

    @uaeimran, Yes.It will.

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    Today I drove 1 ½ year old 2.0 Diesel version of Corolla. Unlike my GLi, the seats of 2.0 D were soft and ride much more comfortable. The car did not rock on bumps like mine.
    May be it’s because of the heavier diesel engine which keeps the car from rocking.

    The only bad thing was the engine noise and bad pick-up. Other than that it drove like a Toyota should.
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