Dont tell me the reasons, tell me the results. Result is that Toyota is offering 2C engine in its Corolla Diesel variants. If someone wants that over a VVt-i 1.3L, be my guest, but I will never recommend it unless you live in a mountainous area...
And I dont know (precise) fuel economy for either
Gli brakes are MUCH better than 2D, as it has ABS. Even so, the brakes are "ordinary" as per my judgement, the brakes on a Civic(02-09) and City (09) are much better (Y)
1) New corolla has better brakes than model 2001-8, but its still far worse than Civic, both old and new one.
2) Thats strange, 140 seems too low as "top speed" for a tuned, new 1.3 2NZ-Fe on petrol with 195 tyres and in 5th gear. It should be more like 180 (Y), dunno why youre getting just 140...speedometer ghalt dekha re hoge pir...