2009 Toyota Corolla GLi 1.3 petrol/CNG
Best choice for everyday motoring in Pakistan
Nothing has gone wrong so far, just the routine recommended maintenance and replacements by the dealer.
There is one manufacturing fault with the car; its AC compressor makes unwanted sounds at low revs.
The car has a quiet cabin.
Very economical both on petrol and CNG. Does more than 160 km per cylinder in local driving, and 190 plus kms on long routes with air conditioning.
Can sustain the rigidity of the local roads and tracks. Has got suspension seemingly designed for Pakistani roads and tracks.
Has got very good resale value. Often now and then people keep asking if I wanna sell it.
Due to VVTi, produces massive torque at low revs.
Has got improved brakes as compared to the previous version. You just need to carry out its routine service and maintenance as recommended by the manufacturer.
Has improved ride and seats as compared to the previous Corolla. The dampers feel softer and so do the seats compared to the previous Corolla.
It's wider than the previous version, hence more stable on the road, especially at higher speeds.
AC compressor sound as explained above in the problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd June, 2010