Well, I'm impressed with my first Corolla. It's a '89 Station Wagon. Bought it for $600. Commute up to 150 miles/day and get at least 32mpg.
Only have had it 3 months, and the only thing I did was recharge the a/c and an oil change.
The kids love it . And so does my wife. When we got it I was looking for a Taurus wagon (with the jump seat), - Toyota ever make one?????. This has been such a pleasent experence I will most likly buy another Toyota in the near future.
So, from a former Ford guy.....I've been converted (don't tell my parents, they'll die).