Car People!—What do you think?


I know there’s a lot of car fanatics out there.  I’ve pretty much settled with a Corolla, but which one?  I test drove the XLE, S, and XRS today.  They’re all really nice cars, so I’m kind of torn.  the XRS goes really nice and fast, but the XLE and S have a little better gas mileage.  What say you internet?  Will you share your wisdom with this humble girl?


Posted by Adella on 03/30 at 02:44 PM
  1. I’d get the one with the better gas mileage! They sound pretty similar, so in the long run you’d prolly be better off with something that’s more gas efficient…especially these days…=/

    Posted by tymethia  on  03/30  at  07:27 PM
  2. Well, I’m no car expert, but better gas mileage sounds pretty nice to me. I looked it up; the Toyota site said that the S is a little cheaper, which could be good. I’d either choose the S or XLE.

    Posted by arab57g  on  03/30  at  09:17 PM
  3. it just depends or your preferences. the higher the trim line, the luxurious it will be. In my opinion the Corolla S will be suitable for you with the spoilers and fog lamps already placed. what kind of transmission are you gonna get? a manual or automatic?

    The S is better overall. The XRS and S are practically the same. The XRS is just a bit faster because of it’s larger piston and bore size. If you want better mileage, go for the S.

    Posted by hwan long  on  03/31  at  03:31 AM
  4. sorry, meant to say “on your preference”

    Posted by hwan long  on  03/31  at  03:32 AM
  5. I’d proberly go for the XLE, It seems more apropriate

    Posted by Stawberry~Sprite  on  03/31  at  07:44 PM
  6. I have a 2007 Corolla S…it’s pretty good and I love it.  It’s got pretty good space but I have no idea about the newer Corollas.  And definite awesome gas mileage.

    Posted by ladysephiroth  on  04/01  at  01:26 AM
  7. The S is a bit higher than the XLE and the price is pretty much the same. The XRS is like the S only faster. Get the automatic so that you don’t have to worry about changing gears after every stop or in traffic. So the S is pretty much on top of the list.

    Posted by hwan long  on  04/01  at  04:52 AM
  8. I think either one works.  XRS is a little sleek looking so it fits into the “hot chick” Adella.  The XLE is a little professional looking so it fits into the “Elegant” Adella. Like I said, both works!

    Posted by ff7cloud  on  04/01  at  07:23 PM
  9. Go with the better mileage. Gas ain’t gonna go any cheaper, that’s for sure!

    Posted by Mandy  on  04/01  at  07:46 PM



    Yeah, get the Gas Mileage dude.

    Posted by Masa D. Luffy  on  04/01  at  10:22 PM
  11. As a veteran road warrior, I’d say stick with the XLE (as long as you have your heart set on a Corolla… I’d recommend the Toyota Camry myself, or even a Honda Accord).  Keep in mind that the XLE only comes in automatic, which is a gas hog compared to a manual transmission.  If you really want the manual, you’ll need to settle for the S or the base model.

    The base ‘A’ package on the XLE also comes with Cruise Control for long trips, Bluetooth for safe cell phone use, and a 6-disc MP3 CD player, which can be a decent substitute for an iPod/MP3 player interface.

    Best part about factory is that if there’s ever any problem with anything, you can just have them fix it at your regularly scheduled service appointment instead of dealing with separate manufacturers.

    Posted by darkangelmedia  on  04/02  at  11:23 AM
  12. XRS is prettier D:

    Posted by mogitha  on  04/02  at  02:26 PM
  13. I’d go with a used car. My ‘93 Mercury Tracer gets 30 mpg city, and I only paid $200 for it. Even getting a newer used car would be a better investment the getting a brand spanking new one. Plus on the standard vs. automatic debate: it really just depends in your driving habbits. When I shared a car w/my brother, I got better mpg’s. And always get a car that *you* like. Other wise you’ll just own a car that you’ll end-up hateing. @};-

    Posted by bladewolf95  on  04/03  at  01:39 AM
  14. not all used cars are that good. it just depends on your luck. gas consumption just depends on how you drive. if you accelerate and brake on every short intervals then you’ll eat up more gas that way. either transmission is fine. the automatic just makes driving easier. Go for a Land Cruiser! Crush the little cars. hahaha

    Posted by hwan long  on  04/03  at  06:40 AM
  15. One might consider that it comes down to how you’re going to want to drive your car.  Do you gain satisfaction from quick acceleration and zipping around corners?  If so go for it.  If not you might as well save the gas.

      And which one are you going to miss the most when you buy the other one O_O

    Posted by langtang  on  04/04  at  07:31 PM
  16. Hey, what kind of milage differance does the XRS and XLE/S have? If it is only one or two, then the XRS sounds alot better to me. But who cares what I think?

    Posted by bladewolf95  on  04/07  at  12:50 AM
  17. the millage difference is not really that large. It really come down to want more Go for your buck then go for the XRS which would be more fun to drive in my opinion. and isn’t the point of a new car to have fun with it.

    Posted by ryoshin  on  04/09  at  08:51 PM
  18. I would choose XRS its a better car and looks alot better. Also it will suit you as well smile

    Posted by Major  on  08/09  at  06:44 AM
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