2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L from North America
Great car, its sportier than people give it credit for
Nothing has gone wrong yet.
Paint is cheap (easy to chip and hard to buff without pilling off).
Windows are sometimes slow, but always roll up and down.
I have owned my Corolla S for almost a year now, and haven't had ANY engine problems.
Great gas mileage. Getting 25+.
My Corolla S isn't a drag car, but still will get up and go. I have no problem weaving in and out of traffic on highways. It handles amazingly on curvy back roads. I have pushed my Corolla S to its limits plenty of times, and it's handled well.
I have recently added 17in DRIFTS rims with low profile tires, and had it lowered about 2in. This gives it a really sporty look.
The interior is more comfortable and better looking than most of my friend's cars (Civic EX, Probe, Mazda 3). I am over six foot and still find plenty of room for my legs. Everything is within easy reach, and is well proportioned.
It's a good thing I'm not a smoker, because there are no ash trays LOL.
I can't find anything that I dislike about this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd July, 2010
Your gas mileage seems awfully low. I'd say this is caused by aggressive driving. It'll hold up to the abuse your putting it through (Toyota's are extremely tough to kill, believe me, I've tried) but driven lightly, that Corolla should be capable of MPG's in the high 30's.
Three Corollas I've known in my circle of friends held up pretty well. The engine seized on one at 34,000 miles, one blew up at 63,000 miles and one made it all the way to 90,000 before massive engine repairs. As far mileage, a Corolla should get almost as good mileage as a 4-cylinder Fusion, which gets 34 on the highway. Our big SUV gets 24 on the highway.
Changing the oil along with other basic maintenance items helps. And I'm sure if you put a domestic through as much abuse as those Corolla's took, it'd be dead before you got it off the dealer lot.
As for real mileage, my '96 Corolla with over 180,000 miles on it gets 40 MPG on the highway and 35 in town, and that's with an automatic transmission. Haven't had any issues with it either, engine or otherwise. My city gas mileage beats the Fusion's highway mileage.