Why the Toyota Corolla?
Color choices: After driving around for months, seeing how well different colors age on cars, i knew i wanted a dark grey car.
Fuel economy: The Corolla has nearly identical fuel economy of the smaller Echo/Yaris
Feature availability: This was my first car with an air conditioner; i really wanted one, and i use it all the time.
Materials & workmanship: The interior has a quality sturdy feel, with no loose or hollow plastic moldings that i've seen on other cars.
Brand reputation & image: Toyota well known for quality and reliability