Love the car
By rstimm on
2009 Toyota Corolla XLE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
I seriously don't 'get' the professional car reviewers. Personally I wouldn't want to drive one of the so-called 'fun' cars in my everyday 140 mile commute. Obviously the Corolla is not intended for the MG crowd. In the 18 months I have had the car I have averaged 34-40 MPG, and that is not when I am babying it. That is driving full speed, hell-bent to get home at the end of the day. That alone has made the car worth it. Coming from a fully loaded 4Runner the steering was a bit weird at first, but easy to learn. Comfy ride, well built, great reliability, really great MPG. Hated having to go to dealer for scheduled maintenance first months. Parts now plenty, can go elsewhere.
Fuel economy, ride comfort, style, reliability, fit and finish, quiet machine
Fix for wind noise when rear windows are down, no biggie. Dedicated clock.