I bought my used Corolla just over three years ago and it has been problem-free. It now has about 70,000 miles on it, gets great gas mileage and does not burn oil. The AC and heater do their jobs well and it's easy to handle. With an upgraded sound system, the original speakers sound great. This may be the smartest auto purchase I've ever made.
Ease of handling, economical to maintain, easy on gas and oil, lots of trunk space for a compact car, nice looking inside and out, and extremely dependable.
Would be more comfy if the seats had a bit more wiggle room and would go back a few extra notches. Seatbelts cut into my neck. Cup holder interferes with small storage compartment and ashtray. With three adults and luggage, it's sluggish in climbing steep hills... and that's without the AC on.