I bought this car for my business. I am over 6’ tall and it was a big mistake. After 20 or so miles it gets very uncomfortable for someone tall. It hurt my back so bad I traded it in after only 200 miles! Before you think that a short person would find this vehicle acceptable, please pay careful attention to the steering issue. You cannot hold a straight line especially on the freeway. This is clearly a design defect that needs to be fixed. Strongly suggest you check out Mazda or VW for a small car.
Fit and finish, peppy engine. Good gas mileage.
Make better seats, and provide more leg room. Fix the steering! Make the clock separate, it is dangerous where it is being that you have to reach around the steering wheel and toggle through the trip computer with a chintzy button just to find the time. People can get killed trying this.
Bought this corolla last december. This corolla has a wonderful paint finish. The exterior looks good without attracting too much attention. The interior looks quite high end. The seating position for the driver is comfortable. Gas mileage average for a fairly aggressive commuter driver is 32.5 mpg. What is disturbing about this car is the handling. This car does drift quite a bit in the wind. Body roll is also unsettling. The tires do hold the pavement, but the body roll makes fairly mild turns feel like I'm pushing the limit way too hard. Looking into suspension upgrades to help the handling scariness.
Driving comfort. Headlights; especially the high beams. Fit and finish. Interior layout. Bluetooth phone capability. The car's ability to soak up uneven/rough pavement.
Whoa, the handling and steering! It drives in the wind like the old Volkswagen bug. Reduce the body roll.
While the Corolla is a decent car, it does not stand out in any way and needs lot of improvement. Redesign the interior, move the clock to the radio area (add date/day of week); improve steering feel; illuminated controls for door locks & mirrors; 8 way power driver’s seat w/lumbar support; radio backlighting should be blue to match other controls; make the LCD bigger and higher resolution so it contains more info at a time (see Elantra). Every cheap gadget these days has high-res LCDs with a wealth of information! And get rid of the pixelated fonts; fog lamps on XLE. Heated outside mirrors standard on the XLE (Elantra offer them standard on all models); no intrusive hinges on trunk.
Pretty good ride, good mileage, nice gauges (XLE only – I hate the amber color).
Offer heat elements for the front wipers like on the Sienna; make Bluetooth available on all models, not just on the navigation models – after all we all use cell phones these days (see Nissan Versa) – import all contacts & photo ID automatically, & they should appear even when in Drive.
It's a good car but does not stand out in any way. Redesign the interior, clock in the radio area (add date/day of week); Improve steering feel; Illuminated controls for power door locks & mirrors; 8 way power driver’s seat w/ lumbar support; Radio backlighting should be blue to match other controls; Make the LCD bigger & higher resolution so it contains more info at a time, not force to toggle the TEXT button. Every cheap gadget these days offers high-res LCDs with a wealth of info! & get rid of the pixelated fonts; Make available fog lights on XLE. Heated outside mirrors standard on the XLE (Elantra offer them standard on all models); No intrusive hinges on trunk.
Mileage; illuminated ignition key ring; nice gauges (XLE only – I hate the amber)
Offer heat elements for the front wipers like on the Sienna. Make Bluetooth standard on XLE - not just on navigation models, & available on the LE (Nissan Versa) - after all we all use cell phones these days, & import all contacts (& photo ID) automatically - & they should appear even when in Drive.