"I have a 2006 Corolla "Special Edition" with the 5-speed that I bought new. It now has 75,000 kms. The car is extremely good on gas and is fun to drive (I would suggest getting the cruise control though). It handles four adults quite well. Excellent stereo system. My only complaint is the poor paint quality (at least on my car). If I so much as go past a gravel road, I end up with another stone chip. The wiper system could also benefit from a variable setting...the intermittent setting is too quick when it's only a light rain or mist."
"I have had my corrolla for 4 years and never been happyer the car truely will get about 40 miles to the gal if you keep your lead foot off the gas pedal this car will get a little over 400 miles to a tank of gas. shure the road noise is pritty bad but you will not get stuck on the side of the road."
"We've bought our Carolla LE 1 yr-used in 2005. We were looking for a low-maintenance, gas-sipping, low-priced car. The Carolla was a perfect fit for us. We've had the car 2.5 years and haven't had any breakdowns at all. The only complaint I have is the road noise that has developed over time. It is especially noticeable on the freeway. I think it's just poor sound proofing trim along the doors but it's really getting annoying. My sister had an '05 Carolla S and she had to trade hers in for a Nissan Altima because she couldn't take the noise anymore. But other than that, it's been the perfect car."