OK, I just posted a similar question over in the 10th generation forum but in regards to the 2009's. I just sold my 1996 Corolla DX yesterday and need a replacement. It will be a commuter that I will crank approx. 20,000 miles a year on. I sat in some 05 thru 08 Corolla's and they didn't feel as comfortable as my 96 did. I guess it would just take getting use to. So, are the 9th generation Corolla's as dependable as my previous 1996. I am very anal on maintenance and want a car I can put 200,000 miles on with just basic maintenance. Will the 9th generation Corolla provide this for me or are they not the same they used to be? Any input would be appreciated.