the problem with corolla and camry is that they are used by poor college students who buy it because they are told it doesnt require maintenance. The resultant is that they literally destroy the car by driving it to its death and then put an ad for it to sell it.
The accord and civic follow closely behind, older sentra, altima and maxima are also quite in the same boat - except they will die and force a repair order to the owner.
Dont go for beat up german/british cars if you are not accustomed in owning them.
my vote still is for a small pickup truck like a ranger, dakota, S10 etc. trucks are heavy duty and very long life.