Congratulations and thanks for posting a detailed review and progress. Well I am also planning to buy a new Corolla and currently I am swaying between 1.3 MT, 1.3 AT and 1.6 Altis.
The only thing which is taking me towards Altis is the high fuel consumption of Gli AT. If I add 145K RS in GLi AT price (filer), I will get a bigger engine, Dual VVTI, Multimedia with Rear Cam, Alloy Rims, Eco Lamp, Better power to weight ratio (?), Better fuel consumption (?)