My name is Terry McCann and I live in Glen Carbon, IL which is a suburb of St. Louis, MO. I've been the owner of a 2005 LE for about 48 hours.
I looked a the Prius but the newness of the technology put me off. I was interested in the Echo for the mileage, but was told I would not be able to get cruise control, something which was a must for me. I then looked at Corolla and was pleasantly surpized at the excellent mileage and the confort and convenience factors. When the dealer offered a price discounted of the MSRP, it was a no-brainer and I go from dropping into the dealership to take a look to driving the car home!
This vehicle will replace my 1997 Camry which my son will use. Our family has driven Toyota exclusively for the past 18 years with almost 500,000 miles without a breakdown.
I'll look forward to the discussions on this board and hope to contribute whatever I can as we go along.