Reliable car with good hwy gas mileage
This is the 2nd Corolla I had. The first I had for 22 years before getting this one. I really like manual transmissions, so searched all over for one & am happy I did. It is a reliable car, and the gas mileage on the highway is great. But it drops dramatically in the city. My last Corolla was pretty good on the highway, too, but there was not such a dramatic difference between city & highway gas mileage. The thing I like least about this car, compared to my last one, is it is 10 inches longer. I do NOT like that. It barely fits in my small garage & the front nose is so low that when parking straight in to parking spaces, the bottom often rubs on the sidewalk. It has good trunk room & back seat room. Mine is so basic it doesn't come with a key fob even. There's probably pros & cons of that.