'03 Matrix xr
By Brian on
2003 Toyota Matrix XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
This car is well built and drives very nice. The lack of horsepower causes the car to have less pep with the 5 speed than I would prefer, but it is adequate for highway driving on average.I may not be able to run with some of the sportier cars , but it get's very good mileage on a tank of fuel and now it is more important than it used to be.
It is versatile and has enough room for carrying luggage etc for a family of four when we take vacation.
I would hope that the newer model's would be equipped with a larger engine to help make the car a bit snappier .