Avoid 2009, look for '10 and up
Car consumes oil, about 2 quarts every 3000 miles. Usually have to add a quart every 1500 miles. Has done this since I purchased it, dealers refuse to see it because it states this is normal in the owner's manual. Would have been nice if they told me this before I bought it.
The reason I am now writing this review. I have just discovered a coolant system leak. At only 43000 miles this seems a little early. I noticed in fall that my coolant reservoir was completely empty. I haven't been able to find anything about this on any forums I visit. I topped it up a few months ago. Just recently I noticed a heavy scale of the pink Toyota antifreeze around all the serpentine components, belts, engine block, and various lines. The car still has warranty coverage, but I'm just dreading contacting the dealer about this to have them jerk me around.
The bottom engine splash guard broke off while driving on the highway last summer. Easy fix though.
Everything else about the car has been pretty good.
Very happy with the fuel economy. This car's main saving grace.
Handles pretty good, has decent acceleration.
Pretty comfortable too.
I have a been a Toyota fan for many years, ever since owning a used 94 Corolla. I have had very limited problems with my previous model year Corollas and Camry's. This one is starting to feel like it may be a lemon due to the oil consumption and antifreeze leak issues. I'm sure the 2010 and 2011 models are better quality.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th February, 2011