This is an extremely popular car (even in 2012) and I understand why. Comfortable interior, great visibility, fine gas mileage. The fuel gauge went out on mine at 140,xxx miles, inconvenient but the light does still come on when low, so it works out. First Toyota, so the high revving is something I had to get used to. Soft ride, will probably last another 20 years!
A/C is cold immediately, likewise for heat.
Kind of a jolly ride if you pedal to the floor. Brakes do nothing initially, you have to really step on the pedal.