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For 2009, Toyota has taken its venerable Corolla economy car, dropped in a hotter engine, added a sport tuned suspension, larger wheels and tires, and some aggressive bodywork; transforming the vehicular "appliance" into an economy sports sedan. And they made it difficult not to like.

Oddly enough, I'd read a brief review some weeks ago in one of the glossy car magazines, that wasn't overly impressed with the XRS, so I was prepared to be critical. But as is usually the case with the buff magazines, their writers seem to feel that if a car doesn't measure up to a BMW 3-Series, it isn't worthy of praise. And make no mistake; the Corolla XRS won't be mistaken for a 3-Series. However, at less than half the price of the German luxury car, it isn't meant to compete. But when compared to other cars in its category and price range, Like the Nissan Sentra 2.0SL, or Hyundai Elantra, it fares quite well, thank you.

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MINUS Transmission has a tendency to hunt for the right gear
Dash and door trim materials a little weak[\QUOTE]


I agree with both of these. The bezel on on door armrest doesn't quite fit in.


I'd also add, the radio needs a USB 2.0 slot for MP3 playback.


I find the electric-assist power steering a little twitchy. Requires more work. My hands are busier.
 

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I would say, for a car in this price range, you are not going to find a car as solid, nice looking or reliable.
The only car that beats this is the Mazda 3 . But I would rather have the Toyota 100,000 miles down the road.

Glenn
 

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I would say, for a car in this price range, you are not going to find a car as solid, nice looking or reliable.
The only car that beats this is the Mazda 3 . But I would rather have the Toyota 100,000 miles down the road.

Glenn
Don't know about your place, but the Civic SI sedan around here is a bit cheaper. Unless one cannot drive a manual transmission, Civic SI is the choice of car hands down.
 

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this article is pretty accurate...the materials used dropped it closer to a Cobalt. After owning one for a year, it actually looks decent, though I complain to myself how I want more MPG (should've got an S yadda yadda). The car is worth it if you paid $20k or less, which is what I mine for.
 

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For 2009, Toyota has taken its venerable Corolla economy car, dropped in a hotter engine, added a sport tuned suspension, larger wheels and tires, and some aggressive bodywork; transforming the vehicular "appliance" into an economy sports sedan. And they made it difficult not to like.

Oddly enough, I'd read a brief review some weeks ago in one of the glossy car magazines, that wasn't overly impressed with the XRS, so I was prepared to be critical. But as is usually the case with the buff magazines, their writers seem to feel that if a car doesn't measure up to a BMW 3-Series, it isn't worthy of praise. And make no mistake; the Corolla XRS won't be mistaken for a 3-Series. However, at less than half the price of the German luxury car, it isn't meant to compete. But when compared to other cars in its category and price range, Like the Nissan Sentra 2.0SL, or Hyundai Elantra, it fares quite well, thank you.

More: 2009 Toyota Corolla XRS on AutoGuide.com

Hello people,
May i know where can i get the Corolla XRS Grill?
Thanks
 
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