I have owned my Toyota Corolla for 4 years; I have never had any mechanical problems with it. The Corolla is a very reliable car but I am not impressed with the overall build quality of the car (very flimsy). The car is made from cheap materials, the interior plastic trims scratch very easily, the carpet is cheap and nasty it is impossible to vacuum. In my opinion the Corolla has a good exterior and interior design. Surprisingly it handles vey well is snowy conditions. This is a very fun car to drive. The engine has excellent pick up and gets excellent gas mileage 25/34.
Fuel economy, excellent pick up
I would like to see better materials used. I would be much happier with the Corolla if had better materials and a better build quality.
I would pay extra for better quality flooring and upolstery and paint job.
My 05 carolla runs great; however, I have rust spots on the hood and roof of the car.
The clock on the radio went out a couple of years ago, I refuse to replace it since the radio still works.
I agree the paint, and interior plastic trims do scratch. you can't vaccume the interior easily because there is no carpeting only a "felt" like flooring material that attracts dirt and debris and wont release it to save your soul.