The best thing about this car is its incredibly good high-beam headlights; they are every bit as good as a BMW's. I also note the very good stereo, the quick-acting heated seats, and the well-crafted cabin. The Corolla is roomy and comfortable, and it's a reasonably tied-down car and even offers more steering feel than we've seen in many Toyotas. It's a refined, comfortable, simple car that's easy to own and to drive. Anyone looking for excitement in their compact-car purchase, though, will want to check out the Honda Civic and the Mazda 3.
Joe DeMatio, Executive Editor