The guy who sold me the car (private sale) must have had the rust repaired. I have had lots of rust that has come through which I am currently fixing and not enjoying.
The main rust places have been under all doors, the boot is rusted out all around the window frame, and holes in the body work on the skirting under the back doors, but there are many more.
The drivers seat is saggy and I can see the foam is falling out underneath.
The corolla is a lot of fun, it's a quick car, but there is no overdrive on the auto which doesn't make sense. When I hit speeds of 100kms+ the car slows down a lot and struggles to go any faster.
My top speed is around 145km-160km, but that was on a looong straight and the car was veryyy loud!
Some times I have trouble starting the car early morning even with a new battery.
When I put my foot down the acceleration has a very late response.
I'm not sure if its normal, but the car always seems to be really hot even after services, being around 3/4 of the way up the heat dial.
The car is comfortable to drive, but there really is no leg room in the back, maybe for small children.
Having no power steering is a pain, its quite heavy to drive.
The CS has air con. and no blind spots which makes up for no power steering.
I think if I was gonna go for another corolla Id go for a twin cam. I doubt I would get another Corolla as they really are a boring car and not much to look at and need a lot of upgrades to be up there with other smaller cars.