this is the best car ever. i got it at 80000 miles and now has over 100000 miles and no problems. am the 2nd owner. when i got it i had to learn to drive manual. so you now what a clutch goes through when someone uses it for the first time. and till this day it been the same clutch since it was made and its still good and soothe. great on gas i got around 36 city and 45 highway normal driving. no engine problems just great. if you want a car that gets great gas mileage, will drive past 300000 miles cheap and just pure reliable get this corolla but only a manual one. the autos are great but i believe they wont last as long . and the manual will get better mpg.
really reliable. cheap parts. easy to work on. the 5speed manual transmission. no timing belt problems because there is no timing belt its a timing chain how awesome is that on a 4 cylinder car. this will make the car run better than a timing belt and save you money.
no improvements needed. maybe i can say like a supercharger or turbo package JK.