I had an 1988 Corolla, which was the best car I ever owned. This car has evolved a lot since then.
It is fuel efficient, adequately powered and has very predictable handling. I find it comfortable for long road trips. I took it four-wheeling in the Grand Canyon- deep sand, washouts, washboard roads, and mud. That was not intentional, but it survived without a problem.
I don't care for the painted bumpers which scratch when loading and unloading the trunk, otherwise it has been great.
From what I have seen, the passenger side hubcaps an most Corollas like mine have been scratched from hitting the curbs when parking, because they hit the curb before the tire.
I may be looking for a small SUV for more versatility, but this car will be hard to part with.