Toyota Corolla is a good, reliable, safe car.
My car has been very reliable for the past 6 years that I have been driving it. As long as you keep up with the maintenance and give it regular oil changes, it will be on the road for many years. The only problem I have had with it on a semi-regular basis is with the emissions sensor which does not really affect the car's driving; and the muffler strap, which is not totally resistant to rust if you live in a place where they salt icy roads or live near the ocean. All in all, very comfortable car, suits my needs nicely, I just wish it had more trunk space every once in a while.