I read an article a few months ago that the Corolla was the highest selling privately purchased car in Australia. Yesterday there was an article in the Telegraph suggesting that is was going to be the number one outright. My question is, why? Have Australians become completely bereft of reason? The reason I have such a poor opinion of the Corolla, is that about 18 month ago I went through the process purchasing a medium (15 years ago they would have been called small) size car for my mother. It had to be an auto, but other than that we were both reasonably open minded. We looked at; Kia Cerato, Hyundai Elantra, Mitsubishi Lancer, Ford Focus, Mazda 3, Holden Viva and Toyota Corolla. Of those cars I rated the Corolla second last on the list! The reasons were, itâ€™s one of the heaviest, itâ€™s one of the least powerful, itâ€™s one of the dearest and it was boring. So how is it this car could be the highest selling car in Australia?