Toyota Corolla and Honda City are each other’s direct competition. Both cars have their separate fan bases. Today, we bring you an owner review of the Toyota Corolla GLi 1.3L Automatic. The interesting part is that the owner also has a Honda City 1.3L Manual. So, in this review, the owner has presented a thorough comparison of his 1.3L Corolla with 1.3L City.
Purchase and Price
The owner bought this new Corolla from a friend in November 2018. The owner told PakWheels that the invoice price of the car was Rs. 22.5 lacs, but with the ON of 1 lac and 25 thousand, he paid 23 lacs and 75 thousand. With the added vehicle registration fee, the total cost came to 4 lacs 36 thousand rupees.
Discussing the purchase process, the owner said that he wanted to get a Toyota Corolla because he had always admired its shape. He also happened to have the exact budget needed for the base variant of Corolla GLi, so he bought one right away.
Overall, the owner is satisfied with the engine performance of his car in the city. The only no about the engine is that the car feels under-powered on the motorway. But that one is common with the Honda City.
The owner says that he can easily get a mileage of 10-11 kilometers per litre from his Corolla while driving it in the city. On a long route, the fuel average goes up to 14-15 kilometers per litre.
As much as the owner is impressed with his Corolla’s exterior, he doesn’t feel the same way about its interior. Still, the owner thinks that Corolla’s interior is spacious and slightly better than City’s.
Car’s owner is really happy with its air conditioning system and says that it has sufficient thrust and coolness.
Suspension and Brakes
Talking about the car’s suspension, ground clearance, and road drive, the owner told PakWheels that he loves his 1300cc Corolla. The car has soft suspension and the brakes are very smooth as compared to the 1300cc City car.
The owner has not had any maintenance or parts replacement experience with his car. However, he has heard Corolla body parts are easily available in the market at cheaper rates than City’s.
Even though the owner agrees that the Toyota Corolla GLi 1.3L has all the standard features of a sedan car, he misses the features of retractable mirrors badly in his car. He also thinks that the addition of cruise control could have complimented the automatic transmission.
Pros and Cons of Toyota Corolla
- Striking exterior
- Comfortable interior
- Dual airbags
- Excellent AC performance
- Easy maintenance
- Speedy resale
- Underpowered engine
- No alloy wheels
Final Statement on Toyota Corolla
The owner of Toyota Corolla GLi 1.3L, who also owns a Honda City 1.3L, has picked the Corolla as his favorite between the two. The car is not only more attractive than the City from the outside, but is also much more comfortable from the inside.