Believe it or not, traded a 2009 Pontiac G8 GT for a 2010 Corolla S with 5 speed stick. Added up cost of ownership for the next 5 years and it was a no brainer. I'm actually enjoying the corolla more than the g8 because of the manual transmission. Getting 31 mpg with city/hwy combined. Seems like a lot of road noise, but I suspect crappy Goodyear tires are a big part of that. Steering does feel a little weird at hwy speeds, but doesn't really seem too bad. Car handles a lot better than an Acura v6 tsx I drove, it had tires squealing around every turn. For the price, design and quality of materials is fine. Shifter is pretty smooth and clutch action is light and easy.
Nice shifter/clutch. Consistently great gas mileage. Decent stereo for the money. Decent ride and handling for economy car. Brakes are adequate.
Steering feel could be improved. How about some quieter tires? Sunglass holder would be nice.
You cannot get a better deal than I did at Capitol Toyota in San Jose ca 2010 corolla le keyless, 15k plus fees, great dealership, Salesman was great. My dealer in madera did not return my call, had to go out of the madera/ Fresno area, no one in the valley would deal except Capitol Toyota
Everything is just fine
6 speed overdrive auto transmission to lower engine revs, and improve gm, bigger clock, directional feature to show n e s west
Buying this car was a biggest mistake in my life. Poorest customer service, uncomfortable Steering wheel, Problems with trunk lid closing, cheap material used for interior, seats not comfortable, Toyota does not allow you to put floor mats on the driving side, which is insane as you ruin your car's carpet much sooner. Gas pedal problem was never resolved. I took it to the dealers and they cheated that it has been fixed. In fact, they just took the floor mat away. No compensation was offered for the recall. Please think 100 times before buying this car. You may have other great options in the market such as Honda, Nissan, and Hyundai. Final word, be careful, Toyota's dealers are butchers!
Better headlights, more space than its previous models. Cruise control
Toyota if you can improve anything, please improve your customer service and change your dealers. In this competitive market, your cars are not better than other. Rather other car brands have improved significantly. And they care about their customers unlike you.
Took advantage of big discount and cash back to buy my first Toyota. Fun to drive, have not experienced ANY of the issues that others have noted. Gets great mileage, loaded with safety features and very nice styling. Buy it!
I was so excited to buy this beautiful car. Great features and nice look. However, the car's defining characteristic is its potentially life-threatening steering problem. The car feels like it's in a high wind at 60 mph, and driving at 75 mph is downright harrowing. Repeatedly veered near other high-speed traffic on I5. At one point I found myself about 3 feet into the HOV lane before I could correct it. Requires constant vigilance to stay in my own lane, and after 160 miles my hands and arms ached. Very, very scary. Visibility for reversing and checking driver-side traffic is bad. The most important thing I can say here is test drive this car on the highway at 70 mph or don't buy it at all.
Bluetooth, fuel information display, 2 12v outlets (although one is in a stupid place near the shifter), safety features, heated mirrors, adjustable steering wheel, cruise control, keyless entry/trunk pop
Intermittent wipers are too fast Stop integrating car stereos into the dash--can't easily replace the lame CD player Better cloth upholstery (it squeaks, wrinkles, collects lint) Bluetooth in all 4 speakers for mp3 players (it's only in front 2) Adjustable head rests--these push my head forward