Last post on Jun 28, 2010 at 8:43 PM
You are in the Toyota Corolla
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Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#6 of 10 Re: 2010 Corolla XLE vs Focus SE [laurenp]
Apr 28, 2010 (11:32 am)
I have a 2009 XLE and just love it. From the steering to the braking, from the moonroof to the 400 watt JBL stereo system, from the ride and handling to the engine power, I just am totally happy my purchase.
#7 of 10 2010 Corolla vs. Focus
Jun 28, 2010 (5:49 pm)
I too was trying to decide between the 2 cars plus a Kia Forte. Even though the KIa looked the best of all 3 and had the most features, I kept reading about very low resell value and the jury was just not in on Kia long term quality.
I then drove the Focus and Corolla LE and while the Focus had more bells and whistles, the interior just looked so cheap and "plasticky" The Corolla also looks much better on the outside in my opinion. I just didn't like the squared off edges of the Focus car body. Even though the Corolla was described as the "Wal-Mart" of small cars by one big web review, it just looked more stylish and drove more smoothly than the Focus. I'm sorry, the more I looked at the front grill on the Focus, the uglier it got.
That being said, I LOVED test driving the 2010 Ford Fusion. Such a beautiful car and a smooth ride. They just would not come down enough on the price so I got my Corolla for about $16,000
#8 of 10 Re: 2010 Corolla vs. Focus [hawkman2010]
Jun 28, 2010 (6:27 pm)
As a current 2009 and four time Corolla owner, in my opinion you made the best choice!
Not sure what the "Walmart of small cars" means but if it means the best car for reliability, longevity and most bang for your buck, then that's a good description.
#9 of 10 Re: 2010 Corolla vs. Focus [terceltom]
Jun 28, 2010 (7:31 pm)
I think I made a good choice as well.
What the reviewer was saying with his "Wal-Mart" comment was that the Corolla was rather Vanilla in style and amenities compared to 2010 models such as the Kia Forte, Mazda 3 and a few other cars. But to me, the new Corolla style reminds me of a slightly smaller Camry and I like the look of both Toyota models
#10 of 10 Re: 2010 Corolla vs. Focus [hawkman2010]
Jun 28, 2010 (8:43 pm)
I was toying with buying the Mazda 3 for a while also, but I stayed with the Corolla.