I bought this car after owning a 2000 Corolla and was impressed the moment I opened the door! I have the S, which looks quite good, has lots of room inside and is a lot higher than the 2000 Corolla. However, I am not so impressed with the acceleration once the car has warmed up a little... gets a little sluggish while entering freeways too. But that apart, it is perfect for the value seeker and environment friendly drivers (who save both money and gas!). The car is a lot sturdier than the 2000 model. Just close the door and you'll find out!
The interior looks very nice and is very spacious. It seems like driving a much bigger car than it actually is! Fun to drive. Great fuel economy on the highway.
Rear windshield wipers would be nice! The city fuel efficiency seems a bit low at 23-25 mpg, there is certainly room for improvement. But comparing that to most other cars, I guess I shouldn't complain!