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2003 Toyota Matrix Wagon

 
 

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Toyota Matrix Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 123 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 22/29 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2003 Toyota Matrix

  • Sporty, versatile and affordable. The Matrix is a strong competitor in just its first year out.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Versatile cargo area, good gas mileage, available all-wheel drive, plumped-out features list.

  • Cons

    Modest torque output from engines, numb steering.

  • What's New for 2003

    The Matrix is an all-new model from Toyota. It offers sporty looks, enhanced cargo-carrying abilities and useful features not commonly…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (35 total reviews)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Advice

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Matrix XR AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

I am currently dealing with nightmare of the 2003 AWD Matrix. I do have a warranty. I am looking in to my rights under the lemon law. It seems to me that these cars are coming up with the same transmission problems and the transmission is different in the AWD then from other Matrix's that the trans is Faulty. And Toyota should be responsible. If anyone feels the same way or has any advice for me post on this forum ill be looking out. Thank you




Safe in a crash

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Matrix XR AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

I've driven my Matrix for a few years now. I love the interior. It's very comfortable and the dash looks attractive. Recently I went on vacation with a friend of mine and she drove us in my car. There were some deer in the road which caused us to swerve and crash head on into a tree. This car saved our lives. It was totaled but we are alive and came out relatively well. A few broken bones and bruises later...But honestly for a smaller car it took the hit well. I would recommend it highly. I wish I still had it.



1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Loved it until... the engine

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Matrix XR AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

I bought the Matrix new and it was the first one I had seen. I have absolutely LOVED this car...UNTIL THE ENGINE FAILED!! I never had one single mechanical problem, did ALL scheduled maintenance, and it ran perfect up to 94K miles. Then within the space of two days, NO WARNING AT ALL - engine problem. Toyota informs me it has sludge in the engine, and from that day on the engine is awful. Car stalls, slugs along, you name it. Completely unreliable now. TOYOTA claims it is MY FAULT, and completely FAILS to acknowledge a longstanding design problem with the engine. Then tells me I have to pay 8-11K to get A NEW ENGINE. Research Toyota Sludge people!!! Never again Toyota...Sorry.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 22
  • cty
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  • 29
  • highway
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Full 2003 Toyota Matrix Review

What's New for 2003

The Matrix is an all-new model from Toyota. It offers sporty looks, enhanced cargo-carrying abilities and useful features not commonly found in small cars.

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2003 Toyota Matrix Discussions See all Started By

montreal3
montreal3
06-20-2006
Hello, this is a copy of my first post which I originally made in the Toyota Matrix sub-forum, and after I noticed how quickly it was buried by the large volume of new threads, I decided to repeat it ...


http://www.womanmotorist.com/review/toyota/bs-toyota-matrix-2003-01.shtml...


protegextwo
protegextwo
02-20-2002
our decision to a 2003 PRO-5, 2003 Toyota Matrix, 2003 Toyota Corolla or a 2003 Mazda MVP or a combo of two of them. Also, possible,... a Honda CRV? Nevertheless, the research starts, now....