This is my first Toyota. I have always had Civic, but Honda got pricey. I am impressed with Corolla. What a value. Seat is high, ride smooth. Sure Civic is more stylish but similarly equipped is not worth extra 4 K. Have it for over 2 weeks and still use gas from the dealer. Very good value especially if you do not add extras. Factory equipped is good for me. All I need is AC and Stereo. I do not get it why Edmund says it is too expensive. Compare to Honda it is a bargain. You can get it below Invoice while Honda wants at least MSRP or more.
High seat, compare to other small cars. Good manual transmition. Good visabilty. Standard Air Condition on all models. (unlike Honda)
Forget key engine immobilizer, cars are being stolen anyway. Bogus - but I guess all cars have it now.