So I've had a couple of days with the Corolla. I am delighted so far!
The drive up from Kent was really fun using the adaptive cruise control and the lane tracing on the motorway made life very very easy. I averaged about 51 mpg over the 500 miles or so doing a mix of 60-70 and some extended periods well above the speed li... [REDACTED ON THE ADIVCE OF LEGAL COUNSEL]
I didn't notice any undue noise as others have commented on. It isn't the quietest car but its just kinda average for noise.
It is exceptionally good at keeping up with the lane 3 traffic.
The part leather seats in the design trim are amazing. Very comfy and the material feels great.
This is the first car I've had with the smart door locking and that is very cool and is definitely something I would miss on a car in future.
I was surprised to see the car came with a space-saver wheel. Apparently you can only get it on models without the panoramic sun roof because of the weight and CO2 emissions ETC.
The car looks much better in person than on the website. The 17 inch alloys are particularly attractive and look very sporty.
One quirk which I don't like/haven't worked out yet is the voice control on the android auto. When I'm using android auto the voice control button activates the car's own voice control, not google. To use the google one you need to touch the button on the screen and this seems a bit odd. I also wish there was a better spot to put my right foot when using cruise control for extended periods like there is for the left. Final niggle: the auto hold feature needs to be activated every time the car is started. On the Golf it stayed on every time when you turned the car on and off. I will need to get in the habit of pressing it each time I get in the car and put my seatbelt on. Small niggles but I thought I needed to present a balanced view.
Overall it is a lovely car and a real pleasure to drive.
I will get some photos once it has been cleaned up a bit from the drive.