Well to the people who're stating "new corolla fever" as the reason for this facelift or a ripoff, in my opinion...the city is/was never meant to be a competitor to the xli/gli. Just look at price(value) vs sales history, also corolla has been the leader in the looks(size) dept. and this has been like forever. Heck even both companies, Honda and Toyota cater to two different customer base- rural (insert stereotypes here) and urban (value for hard earned money, etc). So a NEW corolla wont eat into a NEW honda's sale, and vice versa.
Dont get me wrong im a honda fan through and through, but we buy cars on a six year cycle and i curently have a 2009 city i-vtec, which will take a hit on resale as it is, being a honda. I wouldve bought the new model in a heartbeat, but not now if theyre milking this aging shape for 2 more years.
Now the question is should i go for a gli or xli, as in which one has better resale?