I wasn’t expecting $35k but I was expecting the halo Corolla’s interior to be nicer than, or at least on par with the $30k xse. Doesn’t make sense that the GRC interior is significantly lesser quality than every other car at that price point. IS300awd, TLX A-spec, Golf R, Elantra N, Civic SI & R, all in the same ballpark price-wise but all much nicer. The core edition has full hard plastic door cards ffs. I figured there was no way Toyota would use the $20k Corolla interior on their top tier car and ask $45k…. Apparently I was wrong.We're talking about Canadian pricing here, not US. A couple grand isn't significant, so someone saying the GRC cost a lot more than they were expecting means they thought it would be a fair bit under $40k, say $35-38k. In Canada a Corolla hatch XSE is $30k and there's no way a GRC was going to only cost $5-8k more than that so someone being shocked at the actual price is a little laughable.