It is boring and the steering is numb, but it is one of the best and most reliable point A to B cars on the road. One that has been regularly maintained can often go to at least 300k miles. If you want a little more fun consider the 2009-2011 Civic or 2011 and newer Mazda3. Both are reliable. The Honda Fit is a good value and is spacious. Over all of these I would consider a Prius because it is more interesting than a Corolla, gives you better gas mileage, and is more comfortable. The price is only a little more than the Corolla. I'd get a 2010 or newer.