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Is one Hell of a car
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By Hector L Torres
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2003 Toyota Matrix Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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Sinse the fisrt day I saw this car, I fell in love with it. Keep up the good work Toyota


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All


Worst Features

there is always room for improvement, but is good the way it is


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Awesome Ride
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By Toni3
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2003 Toyota Matrix XRS Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


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Great Car. Love the speed, maybe a little sluggish off the line but very fast in the long run. Love the interior, very stylish and nice cluster board. Exterior is awesome. Don't need to do much on the car.


Best Features

Exterior and Interior. Lots of room in the rear and lots of head room.


Worst Features

Bigger engine


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Excellent value.
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By jetdoc1
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2003 Toyota Matrix XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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Overall the car is a good value. Great fuel economy. Handles well, accelerates fine, even with A/T. Lots of room for rear passengers, even deceptively so, at least my kids say so. They are teenagers. Like the fold down seats for cargo. Stereo acceptable, but cd's seem to skip, maybe my cd's? Can start car without headlights coming on by first engaging emergency brake, then start car. Good for night starting at certain places.


Best Features

Style, gas milage, interior room, sun roof, handling, accelertion.


Worst Features

Center arm rest too hard, windows fog up inside too easily, too easy for front end to hit curbs, gauges hard to see during daytime, rear view mirror seems to be in weird position, (hard to explain).


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16K miles and still happy
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By trixfan
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2003 Toyota Matrix XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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This is a great all-around vehicle for carrying lots of stuff or people, especially for long trips. It is very peppy around town. The interior has lots of space and headroom to spread out without feeling cramped. I love the seats; it has a much more spacious back seat than any other hatch. There is body roll in tight turns, but the suspension is very tenacious. If you check Edmunds six-car comparo, look at slalom numbers:it was within 0.3 mph of the Mazda Pro5, and handily beat everything else in the test! Yet it still damps bad pavement and potholes really well. SUV space with the performance, emissions, and fuel economy of a car and Toyota reliability.


Best Features

separate opening glass hatch, one-step rear seat fold-down, ULEV emissions and fuel economy over 30 mpg in daily driving with the AUTOMATIC! Also standard keyless entry on XR, optitron gauges, and flip-open round dash vents.


Worst Features

dump the GM radio - it does not visually match the rest of the interior, make ABS standard, make the gauges a brighter color (like white!)


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Fun and Functional
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By MichelleH
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2003 Toyota Matrix Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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I have had my matrix now for little over a month and I love driving it. Yes the pick up could be better and the engine more powerful but it gets me where I wanna be. It's fun to drive, super comfy and great on gas mileage and when you drive nearly 500 miles a week like me thats the best part.


Best Features

Folding seats, stereo system,


Worst Features

More powerful engine.


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