The car is great to park and get around in the city. It has a great turning radius and is very easy to maneuver on tight streets. To much inside noise is my only complaint and I think that is because you are low to the ground.
I bought this car when it was year old with about 10,000 miles and it just turned over 200,000 miles. There are two things this car does fantastically 1. RELIABILITY and 2. GAS MILEAGE. Only a few minor things have needed to be fixed over the past 9 years on this vehicle, it is a champ and continues to run very well. This car could easily last a few more years. Now, this car is about the most uninspiring and bland driving experience I have ever had in a car, so make no mistake, there is nothing fun about driving this car - however if you love saving money by having a low cost of ownership, it is a blast!!
Just bought this car, used, in St. Petersburg, FL. Had 173,00 miles on it, but runs perfectly. One owner, very well maintained. Obviously kept out of the Florida sun, so the finish is still excellent. Overall fuel economy appears to be about 30 mpg. I have owned Toyotas and Lexus in the past, and reliability remains the outstanding feature. Didn't discover until after I purchased the car that it didn't have cruise control, otherwise no issues.
Bought this car with twenty thousand miles on it. I am selling it now at 150k. It has been through four water pumps, two alternators, a timing chain, and just recently is no longer holding compression in one of the cylinders. Not to mention the two recall services, one of which still hasn't been completed by the dealer since Toyota has not sent the part. I have been extremely disappointed with this car and Toyota.