Corolla badging in the United States got very confusing during the 1980s, mostly because the third-generation Corolla had been such an overwhelming sales success in the 1970s and Toyota wanted other cars to partake in Corolla sales goodness. First came the Corolla Tercel in 1980, a car not related to the regular Corolla. Later in the decade, Toyota shoppers could choose between rear-wheel-drive Corollas and front-wheel-drive Corollas, in the same showroom at the same time. Here's an example of the hot-hatch Corolla that made Volkswagen GTI owners sweat back in the late 1980s, spotted in a San Francisco Bay Area self-service yard not long ago.
These cars had a well-deserved reputation for reliability, although the GT-S FX16s tended to get bashed into concrete abutments and/or spit connecting rods through the oil pans when in the hands of over-enthusiastic owners. This one still looks very solid with nearly a quarter-million miles on the clock.