I test drove a Corolla, and ridden in other people's and it wouldn't be my first choice to own, the Camry is much better in every way, except a few miles less in MPG. The Corolla was too small inside, too underpowered, too buzzy and noisy inside, not nearly as comfortable as my Camry. With a V6 the Camry leaves most other cars standing still during on-ramps and I still got 25 MPG (yesterday, last time I checked) in city driving. But yeah, I'd still pick a Corolla over most any other cars: it's well engineered, as reliable a car as anybody makes, parts and service are cheap and wears like iron, you will get 200,000 miles from a Corolla with ease. A lot of cars, even today, barely make it half that before they start throwing codes and falling apart, needing repairs all the time. By that I mean detroit iron, which I gave up on decades ago, because of designed-in defects and high price of everything.