Thanks for such a positive and detailed reply. You made things clear to me.
Tell me - are you sure about this Optitron Meter and Fog Lamp thing? 'cause if this is true then I can strike down a couple of negative points on my list.
To all other GLi lovers (and Handa bashers) I think it's personal choice. I myself have at least come close to buy a Corolla during last 8 years but have every time preferred Honda over Corolla. But still I appreciate and respect good things about GLi. There is no denying that its a good car (with its own negative points though - like being over-weight under-powered).