My Mom had Corolla's for many years a 1981, 1991 which my Brother still has. A 1998 which she loved but got totaled by another driver, And now her current 2006 S. She has had zero problems with each one.
Despite the 06 being an automatic. I have driven it several times, and each time looking for the clutch. :-D.It is a very nice car and only has about 36K for miles.