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Old 11-17-2018, 02:54 AM
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I personally prefer the Jetta. In profile view I see quite an odd silhouette on this new Corolla. I hate when they put buttons on the screen, looks so cheap.
I've seen quite a new Jettas in my area. Exceedingly bland, but I find it very well proportioned.
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Old 11-23-2018, 07:32 PM
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It really is a mystery. Why cant the corolla just settle down and looks more like the Jetta? Its not like the similarity will inherit VW's penchant poor reliability.
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It really is a mystery. Why cant the corolla just settle down and looks more like the Jetta? Its not like the similarity will inherit VW's penchant poor reliability.
I suppose it's returning the favor of the moment when several Jettas ago, the Jetta suddenly looking like a Corolla.
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It really is a mystery. Why cant the corolla just settle down and looks more like the Jetta? Its not like the similarity will inherit VW's penchant poor reliability.
Perhaps when the Jetta sells as well as the Corolla, Toyota will consider it. Until then...
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Old 11-23-2018, 09:17 PM
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Perhaps when the Jetta sells as well as the Corolla, Toyota will consider it. Until then...
Haha, that can be interpreted a few different ways.


Certainly styling isnt the reason why Toyota sells more Corollas than VW sells anything over here. But if the Corolla did follow the 3 box, straight laced discipline of the latest Jetta, perhaps it would sell even better? The Jetta certainly looks and feels pricier than it is.

swizzle, when did the Jetta look like the corolla? 2003?
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Old 11-24-2018, 04:16 PM
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swizzle, when did the Jetta look like the corolla? 2003?
Thereabout.

The #1 issue with VW is their character: lack of build quality, poor reliability, poor durability, and sky high cost of repair. The Jetta may be more fun to drive, but the Corolla won't piss you off 24-7 with trips to the dealer for repairs.

VWs have "character" like Alfa Romeos have "character".
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:15 AM
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Thereabout.

The #1 issue with VW is their character: lack of build quality, poor reliability, poor durability, and sky high cost of repair. The Jetta may be more fun to drive, but the Corolla won't piss you off 24-7 with trips to the dealer for repairs.

VWs have "character" like Alfa Romeos have "character".
I'd say the character is very different, and many would agree, but - in my experience, reliability is an issue with both (in my ownership experience though, a VW is leader of the lemons ;) )

That said, why would a Corolla want to look like a Jetta? I'd say the Jetta looks bland as well, just a different bland, and honestly, these cars need to look a bit bland to sell to different tastes.

Inside the Jetta looks and feels very cheap (just look at those door panels, e.g., or the amount of body colored metal visible on the doors), and the vast stretches of hard plastic on the dash (where the Corolla at least has stitched leatherette, that is a bit soft. Certainly there no one should follow the Jetta.

And driving pleasure, well, if there are any differences that the vast majority of drivers can feel or experience, is certainly also not top of the list, compared to stuff like reliability and long term quality, for the typical customer of a c-segment sedan.
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