That rumble, instant pick, tires biting the asphalt, prius and premio into the dust... You'll get them all. BUT... Opt for the Altis cruisetronic CVTi. Below that, I am not sure. Altis 1.6L isn't a boring car but that does depend on how much of a formula one person are you.
If you drop corolla for its grip, mark my words: You will find nothing like that in the 9th gen either. No big difference in grip after aunda tweaked this thing, I find altis better in quietness and comfort over the 9th gen.
If you drop corolla for the immobiliser thing, well, bad times can come to you in anyway. Naseeb main na hoi to 9th gen bhi nahe rahay gi aur s class bhi nahe rahay gi. Naseeb main hoi to CG125 bhi koi nahe le jata, been having corolla since 2008. ALHAMDOLILLAH, meanwhile recently a civic 9th gen snatching case was reported on pakwheels.
So its just a matter of opinion, I just couldn't prefer the ugly tail lights and fish shape of 9th gen over the current corolla, whereas I sold a brand new altis MTSR in 2010 and got a white oriel manual the next day...! 9th gen is indeed a good upgrade for people who have personal issues with corolla but for me, Altis over the 9th gen civic anyday anytime.
Baaki sir, you can find dropped, lowered, slammed, body kitted corollas all over the web, you can decide better for your own preference.