well here goes my xperience , have used all variants of previous corolla and now have latest 2.OD Saloon SR ...
Driving pleasure=new corolla
Looks=obviously new one
Headroom= previous one had better esp at back
LEGROOM almost the same but has improved a bit due to the flat flooor , sure civic is a winner here ..
Steering=new one really very smooth
BRAKES ==== oh my new one has the best brakes in all local cars and i mean it ....went to toyota defence for 5000 kms service and afta the service they took me for a test drive , b/c i told them m not impressed with brakes perform......man they asked my dad to drive really fast ,ven he was abv 80 they asked him to apply full brakes ....man m speechless really the brakes are so good the car stopped in no time and the ABS is really impressive , better than civic i must say b/c i have tried this on latest as well as on my 05 civic , this corolla is a winner here .... and offcourse the brakes of previous corolla were not tht good they were just satisfactory !
Engine noise == realy low as compared to previous one
ground clearance == good enuf but still i believe previous model had better
and one more thing theres not much gap b/w front grill and engine as compared to previous corolla thts y i think God Forbid it wud suffer more in case of an accident
Visibility from dreivers seat : yup satisfactory but view was better in old model
wat else left ???
" hello people,
Road Grip+Brakes+Drive sux in old shape of corolla what abt the new shape is it the same or changed?""
oh acha ! Road Grip is good , took it to 160 near Emaar on tht deadly dangerous curve but car was in control altho was risky , wasnt able to control my civic 05 on tht curve on 150 had to apply brakes !
Brakes i said b4 really good dun noe abt Xli
Drive is really pleasant and comfortable