I live in NYC, and find this vehicle to be the ideal city car.
The combination of excellent reliability, compact-size and great maneuverability make this car a winner.
Between the horrible pothole ridden roads,
stop and go traffic, excessive idling, and near-constant sudden breaking and my aggressive driving -- this car takes a beating,
However, in spite of the abuse, my Corolla starts up every time - and continues to run stronger than ever.
I currently have 140k on the car, and even with the abuse it takes from city driving
fully expect it to last another 100k.
I average about 6k miles driver a year, so I anticipate driving this car for the next 10+ years.
If it breaks down i will go buy the SAME CARE AGAIN SAME YR!
written on 02-16-2013
bought it from a used dealer, 137k in 2009. 4yrs later its at 230k. Good on gas, no break downs, just needs gas and oil change. Manage your fluids. Toronto (401 and VP) to niagra on probably 6-7 gas. Friends tell me its ugly, but i tell them there ugly!