Nice collection. I like the older Camry - better than the current one, I have to admit! Driving one of those was quite a revelation after years of Mopar. There's no comparison of an Acclaim or Dynasty to a similar year Camry. I found the Matrix fun but ended up with a PT turbo at least partly because I didnt need the gas mileage - I just dont put that many miles on, and the PT was "good enough" (though BARELY good enough. Its the five-speed stick with "real" turbo.) My Corolla was a stick as well - really liked the gas mileage and comfort level. Never had a Ford but did have a couple of Chevys and a VW.
I have a 2005 Toyota Corolla CE, prior vehicle was a 1999 Toyota Corolla CE that took me to very high mileage until someone here in Toronto ran a red light, and I totaled it. Luckily neither myself nor the other person were hurt. I got a good insurance settlement and applied it towards the purchase of this 2005 model.
I forgot to mention that I also have an '83 Pickup (2wd). It doesnt look like much, but keeps on tickin'. The bed is pretty rusted out, but cab is OK (except for floor boards).
The 22R motor is great. I need to spend a little time with it and give it a tune, and try to figure out why the throttle linkage will not spring back to idle. Currently have a bungie cord hooked from the gas pedal back to the seat frame so it will not rev so high. Thats the kind of thing you have to do to keep it running. Hey, dont laugh.... it passes state inspection every year this way !