To put it simply if you want to be driven in then buy a corolla if you want to drive the car urself get the honda.
I like honda but when i am tired and just want a car that can go over anything that the road surface has to offer i take out the corolla.
As sherballa sharif is playing construction construction the city just suspension becomes a real pain when it has to cross over a rock or un even surface and then slams back down on the road .that dum dum sounds and u feel the jerks in ur spine after a whole days of works that just kills it.
But again u get a smile when u see a carpeted road and u just put the throttle down and effort less acceleration.
Corolla gli auto not worth it get a 1.6 instead but if your adamant on the 1.3 auto just close your eyes and get it much easier car to live with...family will enjoy the ride and much more comfortable then a city.