When I researched this vehicle, I also reviewed the Civic, Fit, and Elantra. I liked the Civic, but it's a little out of my price range. The Corolla turned out to be an excellent overall vehicle for the price. It seems to be a quiet car. The exterior design is nice. I was almost afraid to get this since I saw a lot of complaints about the ECS, but I don't notice anything bad about this. The leg room is as expected, and seems fine.
The fuel economy is excellent on this vehicle. I like all the storage compartments to put things.
Put the clock on the radio instead of a toggle feature. It seems a waste to have to toggle to get temperature, clock, estimated mile per gallon, etc... Extend the warranty, but I'm sure everyone wants that.