2009 Toyota Corolla Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
I travel 300 miles to visit my son about four times a year, through mountains of NC. Best mileage is 42 mpg. Average for the trip is 40. Round town, not trips is 35 plus. Bought it new and did every recommended service. No problems ever with my check-ups.
2009 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
I didn't exactly buy a Toyota for performance, but for a cheap car with great reliability. My car's been fairly reliable, at least compared to German cars, but i was disappointed that i've already had to replace the alternator and water pump at 60,000+ and 76,000 miles respectively. Another thing that bugs me is that the front seat is not comfortable and makes my back ache.
If i have enough resources in the future, i would avoid buying a toyota corolla.
2009 Toyota Corolla Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
I wish I had had the car checked out by my mechanic friend before buying. I spent way too much on this car thinking I'd finally have a reliable car only to have so many problems with this one!!! I'm so frustrated right now. The transmission just went out after already spending money on it to get it fixed up. It looks great like there's nothing wrong with it. I've only had it for three months. I'm so bummed that I wasted my money on a worthless car!! Please think twice about buying this car, especially not a 2009. Those apparently have the most problems. Little did I know.