We have a 2005 Corolla and have had great luck with it. That's why we went with the 2009 Corolla. Having had the 2009 for 18 months now I can report that the 2009 is no 2005 Corolla. The seats are not as comfortable, the clock was removed from the radio and now you have to toogle through the odometer settings to see it. The plastic interior is cheap looking and the gas mileage barely breaks 30 mpg (as compared to our '05 which gets 35+). Overall this car is not in the same class as the previous generation. Very disappointed.
Nothing really stands out as a favorite feature.
Put the darn clock back in the radio. Spend some money on a better paint job (the paint scratches very easily).
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