By Tony M. on
2006 Toyota Corolla XRS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
Overall the XRS is a great car. It looks and feels sporty. You get great gas mileage combined with performance and looks. The car has great acceleration and handles well on turns. It has a sleeper look so some people may confuse it for an "S" or regular corolla. They'll be surprised. You'll hit 80 mph on the freeway without a sweat. The car is simply a lot of fun to drive.
Quick acceleration with close ratio 6 speed transmission and instant power surge above 7000 rpm if you really need it! Feels like a small shot of nitrous. The extra kick just makes it even more fun especially with a cold air intake! It gets you around town well enough with out it.
More engine and suspension aftermarket parts. Suspension is a bit stiff and seats as well. Seat can be a bit uncomfortable after long drives. Lower VVTI or "vtec" point. Get rid of beeping sound for reverse. Replace with a light on the dash or something.