2009 Toyota Corolla XRS 2.4 2AZ-FE Gasoline from North America
A great car for daily commuting
Brakes needed a quick service at the 10,000km mark, but that was covered by the warranty. Nothing major, just didn't like the sound coming out of them.
The XRS is a nice upgraded Corolla. As long as you don't try to compare it to the Civic Si, or Golf GTI, you will love it for what it is. A good car to compare it to is the Mazda 3 GT.
The car has lots of torque, and is a blast to drive.
The bucket seats are really comfortable.
Moonroof is of great quality.
The suspension wasn't to my liking, so I did a dealer upgrade, and had them install the TRD springs, to bring the car's center of gravity down a bit.
Instrument panel is simple, and nice easy to use buttons and knobs.
Minimal blind spots, all around high visibility.
Just remember, this car is NOT a performance car, it is a peppy Corolla that is fun to drive. If you are in the market for performance, then look elsewhere.
HOWEVER, the XRS is the best tuner car out of all Corollas, since it uses the same parts as the Scion tC & 2008+ xB. So plenty of engine upgrades, as far as forced induction and bolt on parts are concerned.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th February, 2010