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[NSW] 2018 Toyota Corolla Ascent Hatch Automatic CVT (Glacier White) Runout $19,990 Driveaway @ Lander Toyota Blacktown

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Yes i know it is the runout model, but for a brand new automatic japanese built car for under 20k it seemed like a pretty damn good price hence the reason for putting up here for anyone that was in the market. We visited the dealership today and the sales guy mentioned they have only white and silver left in stock so we picked up a white one as im over silver.. my mechanic mentioned this model is pretty much bulletproof so we bit the bullet and made a decision as used ones were similar priced, so see ya later to our old nissan and hello to the good old vanilla toyota :)

we also tried the 4c/l discount that was posted last month and it worked
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/380340

Updated link Thanks to blazinpast

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  • +1 vote

    Is this model with reverse cam?

    • +7 votes

      yeah it came with the reverse camera that is part of the touchscreen audio, also has cruise control but is in a different spot to what im use to on my old car, it is sort of under the blinker instead of being on the steering wheel. i guess it is a toyota thing

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        Thanks my four years old corolla only sport version with reverse cam, with this price who will buy Yaris.

      • +5 votes

        That cruise control might seem weird at first, but once you get used to it you will realise how ergonomic and great it is!
        I dunno if it applies to Corolla but one of the reasons they have it that way across all toyota/lexus is so you can control the speed in analog (slow small steps, or big massive jump) by using the lever with different amount of pressure (like analog trigger on a controller).
        Now a days whenever I have to use a steering wheel button cruise control I cringe!

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          Audi has it in the same spot too, it’s great.

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          they have it that way across all toyota/lexus

          Toyota is killing off the cruise stalk. Starting with new gen Camry (and will apply to all new gen Toyota/Lexus models released going forward) they've gone to buttons on the steering wheel.

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          @PinzVidz: I always thought it was like that because they probably mass produce them for like 5 years ahead or something, maybe not who knows 🤔

      • +2 votes

        I used to drive a Toyota and recently got a Mazda. The one thing I like better about the Toyota is the cruise control stick! It's the most intuitive interface - I never found myself accidentally pressing the wrong button like I sometimes do with the Mazda.

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        If you get into any Toyota with cruise you know how to use it as the design has not changed for centuries. It does work well where the placement is.
        Others makes don't have the cruise as intuitive.

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        touchscreen audio

        Unfortunately you miss out on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Piano black fascias are available, fit a Kenwood DDX9018DABS for a far better audio system and to get aforementioned phone connectivity.

        p.s. DDX918WS is the common head unit to suit Toyota, but won't fit the ZRE-182R Corolla as there is no aftermarket 200mm fascia available.

  • +5 votes

    Just posting to say congratulations!

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    Pretty good deal.

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    Cheaper than a Lancer by Mitsubishi

  • +5 votes

    Oh what a feeling, Corolla!

  • +6 votes

    we also tried the 4c/l discount that was posted last month and it worked

    Better buy a lotto ticket too while you're at it, all the planets seem to be aligning for you lol

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    is it made in 2018??

  • +10 votes

    Firstly congrats, it is a good price, but it's shocking that Toyota can supply such a shockingly substandard warranty (3 years).

    Hyundai, Holden, Mazda, Ford offer 5 years, and brands like Kia do 7

    Toyota, Nissan and Subaru will slowly but surely start losing market share as buyers wise up.

    • +63 votes

      But we all know a Toyota easily lasts 10 years without any major issue but not sure about the new Nissan, Holden or Kia. So the brand confidence also counts.

      • +17 votes

        Kia and Holden is not in the same league when it comes to reliablity

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        Well that's only if you ignore all the recalls

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          Have you sum up all the manufacturers recalls in the past 20 years in % of sales as opposed to in number of cars? I am not too sure if any car manufacturer has never had any recalls but please inform us if you are on top of this field of studies.

      • +2 votes

        That's not everyone's experience. Family member had an auto trans die just out of warranty in a Yaris when they first came out. The way the dealer handled it did not instil brand confidence. I also had Hilux engine issues within a few years on one. I still don't mind Toyota as resale is usually OK, but I wouldn't pay a premium for one over Mazda for example - where resale is also good.

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          I owned a Mazda 3 once and it is a good car for drivers but min $300 each log book service is one reason I will never buy a Mazda again. If your Yaris was only a few months out of warranty and you serviced it on time why wouldn't you get ACCC to get them to fix it under warranty? Surely any new car owner expects the auto transmission to last more than 3 years right?

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        As an ex-Toyota mechanic from the '80s (and Toyotas have gone down hill since then) I can assure you that trouble free motoring isn't guaranteed.

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          Ya so they can sell you a new car more often. But the question is which hill is steeper? Toyota or other car manufacturers?

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          @wtfnodeal:

          luck of the draw I think. The most relaible car I ever had was a Holden Barina (rebadged Suzuki Swift) that I had for 6 years. 2nd most was a U13 Nissan Bluebird (8 years).

          I do know that at Toyota we did a lot of workshop technical bulletins that the customer never knew about. The Corollas at the time had a huge issue with crank bolts and it was a standard thing to change them at service and never mention to the customer. Even worse, they still wouldn't mention it if the crankshaft stuffed up and the engine required a mini-rebuild.

          Thousands of Corollas were made with only the outer set of brake lights working (used to fit a jump wire with quick connects to fix it).

          Camrys that caught on fire because the heat shield trapped debris.

          Cressidas with rattly dashboards and bad head gaskets.

          The list goes on.

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        Such a bogan comment - what rock have you been hiding under? I own two Kias and they have been ultra reliable for the last 7 years (15k logbook service costs only). Such is their reliability that they have the balls to back their cars with a 7 year unlimited kilometres warranty. If you're going to knock Kia, then why not Hyundai (their parent company)? With what Kias and Hyundais offer as a package (features, style, running costs etc.), I'd find it hard going back to a Toyota tbh.

        Agree about Holden fully, and Nissan to a certain extent.

        • -1 vote

          You didn't read my reply was to rodripa comment about Toyota substandard 3 years warranty as opposed to other manufacturers 7 years warranty? When it comes to buying a car if the brand has its reliability history people don't pick cars based on the number of years of warranty as much as compared with the prices and features. If a Kia has a great brand confidence then it doesn't need to emphasise its 7 years warranty. A brand confidence is built up over 20 years or more in my opinion not solely your 7 years of ownership of 2 Kia cars because I own a 20 years old Nissan and my parents only just sold their 19 years old Honda last year. Kia and Hyundai cars used to be very unreliable 20 years ago so until they catch-up with the branding gap Toyota will continue charging their Toyota tax. Oh by the way you can extend new car warranty to 5 years for a few hundred dollars if the number matters to you.

    • +1 vote

      We also offer a FREE 3 year extended warranty giving you a total of 6yrs/175,000km's of peace of mind ownership

      • +13 votes

        The extended "warranty" doled out by dealerships is not worth the paper its printed on

        • +1 vote

          yeah, needs to be serviced by dealer and excludes certain parts …..gets to a point where you service them yourself eg oils changes, filters wipers, etc.

          what is appealing when the service is included in price of the car and you just pay for worn out parts.

    • -3 votes

      shockingly shocking, i do say sir!

      and toyota, warranty? lol is all we can say to that sir!

      err body knows toyotas last 4ever

      • +4 votes

        2009-13 toyotas with the early cvt would like a word with you.

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          didnt know toyota would have bothered with cvt, big mistake on their behalf then! cvt and dsg should be banned altogether. torque converter all the way.

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          @DiscoJango: Supposedly torque converter is less efficient… although tell that to someone who's CVT or duel clutch auto has stuffed up sub-100,000km

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          @trucktech: being slightly more fuel efficient is the ONLY positive of going for a cvt gearbox

          And dsg is only good for race cars on the track. Bunny hopping in traffic? Not fun

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          @DiscoJango: I agree. Others might have a different opinion but (speculatively) by the time the vehicle has saved $500-700 fuel over the same vehicle with a traditional torque converter auto, you're out of warranty and out of luck - it's due for attention costing thousands.

          But of course as you know, the vehicle's fuel economy rating and emissions rating is better - seems like the all important measure these days at the expense of vehicle life and maintenance costs.

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          @trucktech: correct. These stupid gearboxes only exist to try and achieve the increasingly difficult euro emissions standards, regardless of the poor driving experience.

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          Them CVTs were a joke.

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      My dad's been buying Toyotas for like 30 years. He says the warranty is a non-issue with Toyota unless you're extremely unlikely.

      • +3 votes

        So he's a die hard Toyota fan?

        Toyota are no longer the reliable car they were, not only are they behind on technology but they let quality slip to make more money.

        Ask all the people that had the problems with the melting dashes in the Camrys and Aurions and matching Lexus models what they think of Toyota? In the USA they had to recall them but in Australia they covered it up and screwed customers which is still ongoing by people trying to claim warranty.

        Not to mention all the recalls and their dodgy fixes like putting some silicone in the buttons causing fires.

        • +3 votes

          Sounds like sour grapes? Melting dash after 10 yrs VS some cars with repeatedly failing engines, transmissions, etc…
          Toyotas have built a reputation for being as reliable as clockwork and that is what some drivers want.
          They are not perfect… but damn better than most others.

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          @xywolap:
          Sour grapes? This problem started when the vehicles were under 3 years old. The problem gets worse to the point the vehicle is undriveable from the glare.

          Toyota deny there is a problem, many people paid to have their dash replaced or had to glue a dash mat to the dash. There are many Toyotas out there worth this problem and Toyota should have recalled them like they did in the USA where they were forced to by consumer laws.

          Not to mention the fumes that affected some people from the dashboard melting. Toyota kept producing these same faulty dashboards for many years after the problem was discovered.

          This is one example where Toyota refused to help their customers with a manufacturing fault and there are plenty more.

          Toyota rely on their past reputation and their quality has dropped a lot. You're kidding yourself if you think Toyota is anything like what it used to be.

          The same groups that have helped so many getting Toyota to pay for the replacement dashboards are full of people having problems getting Toyota to pay for other major repairs like motors and gearboxes just out of warranty.

      • +2 votes

        Then why don’t Toyota back that up to reflect their confidence?

    • +9 votes

      Longer warranties are driven by marketing and sales, not by the quality of the product. People buy Toyotas with confidence that they will last based on their track record, other manufacturers don't have the same level of consumer confidence so they give longer warranties for that piece of mind. The first opportunity they have to reduce warranty without impacting sales you had better believe they'll take it!

    • +3 votes

      Just wanted to add that my 2002 Corolla hatchback is still going strong!

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      Warranties aren't free. They are built into the prices. So a longer warranty would increase the price. Small rattle in my Corolla seat, and Service Centre has sent to Japan for a new seat frame. Good Service!
      Holden was a nightmare to deal with when I had the crap Vectra.

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    Op, just wondering if it has the same engine as the new model?

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    My only gripe is why these still come with those horribly ugly steel wheels. I'd say that the upgrade to an Ascent Sport is almost a must for the Corolla. Should come with alloy wheels as standard really.

  • +42 votes

    Thanks bought 5

  • +4 votes

    Here are the actual details https://landertoyota.dealer.toyota.com.au/inventory/corolla/...
    If it's including CTP, stamp duty and 12 months registration, that's at least 1.5k savings on top. Not to mention the 2017 models are probably more expensive than this.

    • +2 votes
      • Drive away price shown includes on road costs. For Brand New cars this includes 12 months registration, 12 months compulsory third party insurance (CTP), a maximum dealer delivery charge, stamp duty and metallic paint (where applicable).

      What a deal!

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    Does this have auto parallel park? I have parallel-o-phobia

    • +46 votes

      Kidding right? This is Toyota. Be happy it's got a radio.

    • +3 votes

      Dunno why the downvotes, so people just can't parallel park as good as others.

      • +1 vote

        Then how did one pass the test? I heard it is getting very strict now?

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          Now it is, it wasn't 13yrs ago

          I didn't say I can't parallel park, I'm saying i'm not good at it and would prefer some sort of assistance.

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          In Victoria, the driving test will randomly give you one of four or five possible maneuvers to perform between Angled park, 90 degree park, three-point turn, parallel park, and point to point reverse. The most commonly selected one is three point turn which is what I got.

          So there is a good chance you will never be tested on parallel park, and honestly I was relieved, although I did know how to do it at the time. For the test, you only park behind one car, and you're given 7 meters, which is easy. In real life situations you'd be expected to park between two cars which adds stress to a newbie. For years I avoided parallel spaces. But when I started going places where I had no choice, I learned it quickly.

          The further apart you are to the car on your left, the more leeway you have. Do it slow, and you should be ok. Reverse your way in.

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