If this helps in anyway, i had a new 2012 elantra which needless to say sucked. Yea all it has on this car is probably fuel economy and modern interior, but corolla hands down beats the elantra bc of the QUALITY. Toyotas are way more dependable and this car is sturdy and i love it. My old car for a brand new car actually had loose wire issues so i brought it to the dealer 4 times for numerous issues. ( getting stuck in park/ drive). Suspension sucks as well, car slips alot. Can barely go over 60 on the highway over few bumps with out noticing slips . So to me corolla s is AWESOME! No slips..great suspension, very comfortable to me and i dont have to worry which is the best peace of mind :)
Bought the 2013 Corolla S.
I'll admit, it's not a Honda Accord or Toyota Camry.
If you want that, pay the extra $$$.
But, it doesn't claim to be a strong, powerful, luxury sedan.
It's a reliable, affordable, sedan that will last for years and years.
Perfect commuter for long drives, plenty of power for me.....unless you plan on driving 90 mph +, which I don't.
Great gas mileage and this car will continue to pay for itself long after it's time due to how reliable it is.
I was surprised that it even came with a "touch screen" sound system for a basic Toyota sedan.
Enjoy the gas mileage and buy a luxury car if that's what you want.
I purchased my 2013 Toyota Corolla S 5spd a week ago. This was my first new car purchase in over ten years. I considered the 2013 Honda Civic LX 4DR, 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4DR, and the 2013 Ford Focus 4DR and 5DR HB. Civic was nice, but beyond our budget. The Elanta was a close second, and the Ford wasn't even interesting enough for us to test-drive. I was actually going to skip the Corolla altogether but decided to look at them anyway. Glad I did. The S trim in a 5spd is anything but dull, drab, and uninspiring. Granted, the acceleration isn't mind-blowing, but this car is cool, comfortable, safe, sensible and will last us for years to come. We got it for a smokin' price too.
I bought my 2013 toyota corolla LE last July. I've had two big problems so far.
1) screeching noise when cold start ( it has been going on for the whole winter)
2) starts from last month ( my car has 3500 miles so far), there has been whistling noise come from the front of my car when I speed up ( with the window open, I can hear very clearly. When the window is closed, I can barely hear it). The noise is really annoying......it makes me so worried...I'm so scared by car problems....
The reason I bought a new car is because I don't want to have car problem any more...but look at this...........
Does anyone has the same car problems as I do?
My wife and I purchased this new 2013 model of the Corolla Type S 2013 this week for her birthday and to get rid of her old Saturn.
We were not considering the Corolla because in the previous years model we did not like driving this car and felt the interior was too plain.
Although there are similarities between the 2012 and 2013 model, some of the improvements were the touch screen digital display in the center of the dash.
It allows me to touch navigate through my music and between my artillery devices like my iPhone.
The bluetooth pairing was simple.
Driving was fun, comfortable, and felt solid.
The steering is loose but easy to navigate.
The ride is very comfortable.