Yeah, I've owned one of these cars, along with far too many others! In response to the daft comments above, it is far from slow, in fact it's completely & utterly ridiculous in 1st & 2nd - does slow down a bit when it gets to 120+ though whereas it's lesser powered sister car the Celica T-Sport/GT (which I have also owned) seems to keep on going. Handling is standard front wheel drive hot hatchback albeit unfortunately there is still far too much body roll (although much better than every other mk 9/10 Corolla) which does in turn mean that whilst still very capable, it does inspire less confidence in the bends then say a Focus ST or a Golf GTI.
I can omit from saying however, that it does eat super unleaded like no ones business. I have a 330bhp Leon Cupra and a supercharged 550bhp RS4 saloon & both return a better mpg in day to day driving situations.