I looked at every car out there and to me the Corolla was the best for what I needed.
Toyota is known for resale and engines that go forever.
I put over 250k on my Avalon and its still going strong.
The mazda's were to loud and will not last, the honda's were to much money and I will not buy a hyuandi because they are simply not on the same level in quality regardless of what they say.
Kia Forte was sharp looking but drove and rode the worst of the group.
The corolla is the best selling car in the world for a reason.
Great ride, dampens sound better then other cars in its class.
Pretty fun to drive and peppy engine gets me almost 40 mpg on the highway.