2006 Corolla XRS
Understood. I get it. This is why I never touched my older Corolla in the first place. I opted to by the gen 1 Corolla xrs. At the time, didn't like the fact that the gen2 xrs had the automatic. When I was on the assembly line, nearly all of the Corolla xrs built were automatics. Given the spacing in the front seat, it turned me off. Of course, I will get slack for that comment. Lol.Could be a bargain for sure but in my case I wanted specifically a 10 gen XRS (2013) model which I couldn't find, brakes are one of the most important parts on a vehicle and going to cheap you may pay a big price, changing the axle for even an older model didn't sound like a good idea for me at all.
Opted for the 2zz version. Am very happy with it and learning lots of information along the way. No need to worry about the oil burner 2.4 liter engine.
Glad to know you are wanting to add more braking. It will be a while to find a gen2 Corolla xrs in the junkyard. Though, copart is an option to find a donor.