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Hi everyone,

Just graduated from university and started a new job (Well, I am starting in a couple of weeks :) ) -- and I needed a car. After looking around for a couple of weeks, I finally decided to get a Corolla Cross! I was trying to decide if I should pay significantly more to get a Plug In Santa Fe, but things changed when I got to test drive a Corolla Cross.
My family has been driving Toyotas for a very long time, and I learned how to drive on a Toyota. I've recently been driving a Volkswagen rental and I realized that I am really used to how Toyotas drive.
Anyways, as a new graduate, I thought the Cross fits me really well. I live in Montreal (Canada) and AWD is really nice to have. I was between the LE and the LE Premium (Sunroof, Roof Rails, Wireless Charger and the Connected Services) -- I felt like the roof rails really changed how the car looks so went for the Premium.
I also got to test drive the Cross for more than half an hour. It's really, REALLY quiet in the city and it handles road imperfections really well. It's fine at highway speeds as well (you get some road noise) but it does get quite loud when accelerating hard due to the CVT. I drove a 1.8 CVT Corolla for around a month before, and it felt quite similar.
The headroom is fantastic, I am 6' and my dad is 6'4", and he was able to sit comfortably in the back seat when I was driving.
The only thing missing in my opinion is an auto-dimming rearview mirror, but it seems like I can replace the mirror with an auto-dimming one relatively easily.
I was initially planning on getting the light blue colour, but the test drive car was red and it looked so nice -- so I switched to Barcelona Red.
Anyways, I put down the deposit today and the expected delivery date is March 26th -- needless to say, I am very excited!! :)
Congrats!
 

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the way it was explained to us is that the AWD system is always active.
Just for clarification......It isn't literally "always active" as in driving all four wheels all the time.. It doesn't require pushing a button, but it only kicks in when the situation requires it and then it sends power to the back wheels.

It is set up this way to provide better mpg than full time all wheel drive.
 
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