Sir I agree. Only manual 1.5 has bit better economy. Civic 1.8 manual and 1.5 aspire manual have more or less same economy figures.
1.5 PT is less efficient than 1.6 GLI AT. Tried and tested couple of times.
No problem. Some people prefer corolla and some Aspire. I wrote here on the basis of my experience as I own City. Corolla Gli 1.6 is surely a better car.