Bought a city 2011 two months back for 12.10 lacs. Car was 43k driven and 2nd owner. Alhamdulillah we are happy with the decision.
We have a corolla gli 2009 model too. My personal experience will be:-
-City's suspension is stiff. So if you drive on a carpeted road, you will love it. There is a noticeable difference in the drive of city compared to corolla's. One will love city's drive over corolla's.
-The seats of city are somewhat bucket-type. I find them better than corolla's.
-On bumpy roads corolla definitely has a big edge. Corolla's ride is way comfortable.
-Corolla's consumption is better than city's. Corolla gives us 13 km/l and city gives us 11.5 km/l
-Air-conditioning of city is slightly better than of corolla. A minor difference though.
Be practical in your choice as you can also get a XLI 2009/2010 in this range too.
If the road you'll drive on daily is bumpy/with patches, buy a corolla.
If consumption is your top most concern, buy a corolla.
If you have a driver than corolla is the better option.
If you are seeking drive pleasure than you should get a city.
Personally I like city more but corolla is more practical.
Do drive the car on bumpy roads to check out the suspension before buying. City's suspension wears out within 5 years unless its well kept. Steering column noise/worn-out is more common in corolla's.