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American Spec Vs South African Spec Corolla by Kanoski(m): 12:51pm On Dec 24, 2021
Goodday nairalanders.

What would you advise for someone who is buying a Nigerian used 2010 corolla(south African spec).

Giving that this versions onLy come in as brand-new, and also considering that they are generally cheaper to purchase than their American spec counterparts
.
What are the things to look out for when buying!?

Is it a good buy.

I intend to get a clean one for bolt.

Will it hold up like the American specs would.

Your advice and contributions will go a long way.

Re: American Spec Vs South African Spec Corolla by Peppermintflav: 1:46pm On Dec 24, 2021
Isn't south African version converted to lefty? ....Just asking
I think American spec is a better option. But what do I know. Let's wait for oga dem to put mouth.
Re: American Spec Vs South African Spec Corolla by slimmoney(m): 4:40pm On Dec 24, 2021
some Toyota products are produced in South Africa and shipped to other African countries
Peppermintflav:
Isn't south African version converted to lefty? ....Just asking
I think American spec is a better option. But what do I know. Let's wait for oga dem to put mouth.

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Re: American Spec Vs South African Spec Corolla by Elsueno: 4:55pm On Dec 24, 2021
According to the corolla cult Association of Nigeria. The south African version is not up to the quality of the American version..... Because u know...just like they believe corolla is d best car made by mankind grin


Honestly though, it's all same shyt..at least u are getting it brand new grin

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Re: American Spec Vs South African Spec Corolla by nymphomaniac(m): 5:27pm On Dec 24, 2021
The South African one has a smaller engine size and generally doesn’t hold up like the American version asssuming both are in same condition. I think you should look beyond the external and and check how properly maintained by the last owner before purchase. Confirm engine and transmission is sound before you purchase.


Good luck

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Re: American Spec Vs South African Spec Corolla by nurey(m): 6:24pm On Dec 24, 2021
Kanoski:
Goodday nairalanders.

What would you advise for someone who is buying a Nigerian used 2010 corolla(south African spec).

Giving that this versions onLy come in as brand-new, and also considering that they are generally cheaper to purchase than their American spec counterparts
.
What are the things to look out for when buying!?

Is it a good buy.

I intend to get a clean one for bolt.

Will it hold up like the American specs would.

Your advice and contributions will go a long way.

The south African model of this Corolla has been known to just go up in flames without any causative factors grin

I believe it has something to do with the ABS unit issues. But do your research well before you buy

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Re: American Spec Vs South African Spec Corolla by Peppermintflav: 7:02pm On Dec 24, 2021
slimmoney:
some Toyota products are produced in South Africa and shipped to other African countries
That explains it. Thanks

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Re: American Spec Vs South African Spec Corolla by skywalker240(m): 11:04am On Dec 25, 2021
Na wa grin grin
Re: American Spec Vs South African Spec Corolla by MOTIONTECH(m): 6:01pm On Dec 25, 2021
American spec all the way the build quality is way different
Re: American Spec Vs South African Spec Corolla by Praxtech: 6:14pm On Dec 25, 2021
nurey:


The south African model of this Corolla has been known to just go up in flames without any causative factors grin

I believe it has something to do with the ABS unit issues. But do your researc.h well before you buy
You just ended the discussion
Re: American Spec Vs South African Spec Corolla by Dododawa01: 9:04pm On Dec 25, 2021
Pls follow oga Nurey advice, its confirmed story but ask mechanics, they will tell what to do. Contact Gazzuz and u have rest of mind
Re: American Spec Vs South African Spec Corolla by ehmmy11(m): 9:45pm On Dec 25, 2021
The spec is okay as you can still see them on the road till tomorrow.. however the build quality is not up to the American spec, the materials degrade faster.. the engine and transmission is just as good as the American spec..

It’s a cheaper alternative
Re: American Spec Vs South African Spec Corolla by diportivo: 8:22am On Dec 26, 2021
people are here debating despite Toyota being the next best thing to happen to mankind after noah's ark??...una funny o.see me thinking that u can never go wrong with a Toyota even if na from Niger republic grin

except the yankee spec has kevlar as part of its body composition,I do not not see why build quality of SA spec will be inferior to yankee spec.Its natural that people will av a bias towards yankee specs as against the ones bought new here since abroad kazeems can be trusted for handling a car for almost 10 years more than the naija kazeems.other than that,the rest na just Toyota fan boys trying to out do each other

SA spec will go up in flames because of the abs unit being tampered with....not because its just feeling fly grin

also,SA spec wey be manual wey get 1.3l engine plus that 6speed transmission make better sense...for those wey like manual sufferhead sha grin

it's simply cheaper to buy SA spec because na new dem buy am for here

that gli beautiful die!!!unlike the yankee xle wey just bland like agbalumo grin
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Re: American Spec Vs South African Spec Corolla by Kanoski(m): 10:32am On Dec 26, 2021
diportivo:
people are here debating despite Toyota being the next best thing to happen to mankind after noah's ark??...una funny o.see me thinking that u can never go wrong with a Toyota even if na from Niger republic grin

except the yankee spec has kevlar as part of its body composition,I do not not see why build quality of SA spec will be inferior to yankee spec.Its natural that people will av a bias towards yankee specs as against the ones bought new here since abroad kazeems can be trusted for handling a car for almost 10 years more than the naija kazeems.other than that,the rest na just Toyota fan boys trying to out do each other

SA spec will go up in flames because of the abs unit being tampered with....not because its just feeling fly grin

also,SA spec wey be manual wey get 1.3l engine plus that 6speed transmission make better sense...for those wey like manual sufferhead sha grin

it's simply cheaper to buy SA spec because na new dem buy am for here

that gli beautiful die!!!unlike the yankee xle wey just bland like agbalumo grin
Thanks for coming through man...
As about the 1.3 litre engine, with manual.
Are they as reliable as the 1.8...
Cus I wanna even get one with a manual
Re: American Spec Vs South African Spec Corolla by diportivo: 10:39am On Dec 26, 2021
Kanoski:

Thanks for coming through man...
As about the 1.3 litre engine, with manual.
Are they as reliable as the 1.8...
Cus I wanna even get one with a manual


very reliable bro

I wish u luck in ur search
Re: American Spec Vs South African Spec Corolla by almsofgold: 5:09am On Dec 27, 2021
diportivo:



very reliable bro

I wish u luck in ur search
you that's not Driven a Toyota Corolla in your life. A car you hate with a passion. The irony undecided
Re: American Spec Vs South African Spec Corolla by diportivo: 7:29am On Dec 27, 2021
almsofgold:
you that's not Driven a Toyota Corolla in your life. A car you hate with a passion. The irony undecided


abeg who be this??

iv not flown a McDonnel Douglas DC-10 in my life but I will take it over its rival trijet Lockheed L-1011 TriStar despite its safety issues

you gerrit?if you don't gerrit fogeraboureet


also,you do not know what I hate.....I most likely won't ever buy a corolla but its really not about hate.e fit be sapa....that one no be anybody mate grin
Re: American Spec Vs South African Spec Corolla by ANIUHA: 11:45pm On May 07
South Africa Toyota corolla is one the best ever produced, I have used one and the experience was sweet and interesting.

Fuel consumption was very low, shocks very durable, 6-speed gear manual movement like jet.

The good thing is that you can change for 1ZR (1.3 to 1.6)to 2ZR engine 1.8
Re: American Spec Vs South African Spec Corolla by ANIUHA: 11:48pm On May 07
South Africa Toyota corolla is one the best ever produced, I have used one and the experience was sweet and interesting.

Fuel consumption was very low, shocks very durable, 6-speed gear manual movement like jet.

The good thing is that you can change for 1ZR (1.3 to 1.6)to 2ZR engine 1.8
Re: American Spec Vs South African Spec Corolla by Originalsly: 4:08am On May 08
American version is better except for fuel consumption because Japanese cars for the American market have larger engines. Safety standards are higher in America ... even higher than in Japan. Peugeot was yanked from the US for safety reasons... don't see them don't know if they still don't make the cut.
Better version... American... but comes with a much higher price. The new Corollas are hott ....especially the hatchback sport.

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Re: American Spec Vs South African Spec Corolla by ANIUHA: 8:06am On May 08
If you drive 6-speed to hear south Africa corolla, you will abandon the automatic corolla.

Driving a 6-speed gear south corolla model makes you feel like a movie star, you can never get bored, the movement of the car is exciting, fuel consumption and parts are extremely cheap,don't stay at home and ask mechanic to go buy parts for you. Enter market

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