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AutoFOCUS - What's the Appeal; My top 3 features

By: Woodie Lesesne 

I test drive cars, and I consider myself to be a practical kind of girl. I believe there is a car for everyone, based on your needs, desires, budget, and the particular chapter you are in your life. In this review I share three appealing features from a vehicle I tested. 

The Corolla LE eco Overview:

The Toyota Corolla is a line of subcompact and compact cars introduced in 1966. The Corolla managed to become the best-selling car worldwide by 1974and has been one of the best-selling cars in the world since then. In 1997 Toyota reached the milestone of 40 million Corollas sold over eleven generations in July 2013. That's no easy feat.

3 Features that make the Corolla LE eco special


My very first new car at the age of 23 was the Toyota Corolla SR5. I was smart and practical even at that young age. It was a time in my life that having an affordable car was probably the most important criteria. The 2014 Toyota Corolla LE lives up to the history of the Corolla, providing  affordability with a starting price of  about $17,900. This keeps it competitive in class with the Mazda 3, Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus and the Volkswagen Jetta.


Gas prices have been on the decline, and have continued to fall over the past twelve months, with an average price of about $2.17  to kick off the new year of 2015, varying from city to city that is.  Experience tells us however,  that prices do change.  So if you are a cost conscious individual, or like to stay on the frugal side, the Corolla LE eco has it's appeal averaging  about 35 mpg.


Interior space is a sweet spot for me,  as I am just about 5' 7" I like to push my seat back to what's comfortable for me. So 41.4 inches of leg space for the rear seat passengers is truly a delight. I am the mother of three teenage sons, all of whom were comfortable in the rear seats, and we managed to get from point  A to point B with no complaints about leg room. In fact we squeezed in another teenager, making it four passengers in the rear on an emergency short trip. I wouldn't recommend four people in the rear seat every day, but it was a welcome  benefit, when needed. 

As far as compact cars are concerned,  the Corolla, holds its own among the best of them. Dollar for dollar, you get your money's worth on this one.




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