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The car that you really want
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By mdkid127
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2003 Toyota Matrix Wagon XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I knew Toyota makes reliable cars but
I always wanted something more
youthful and attractive so I checked
out the Camry SE.

While in the showroom the Matrix
caught my eye. I test drove the XR
fully loaded and loved it. The
appearance of the car made me think it
would have a rough ride, but it
didn't. I loved the way it looked and
the interior with the red dash lights
is awesome. Plus, the car is
practical without giving this aspect
away by the way it looks (sporty).

The mpg isn't bad. It's roomy for 5
people too. I like the stock stereo
system and plug-in outlet, which is
cool to plug in my laptop.


Best Features

Sunroof, side airbags, plug-in outlet, dash w/ red lights, and roomy + comfortable + fun to drive, hard to classify (is it a car, suv, wagon?)


Worst Features

There's no strips down the side of the car so that it doesn't get dings/dents from other people's car doors that might swing and hit it...but this isn't a serious problem. I really like this car!


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Love Hate Relationship
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Hitman & Speedy
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2003 Toyota Matrix Wagon XRS Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


Review

My wife and I love this car as much as
we hate it. We love the look of the
gauges at night...HATE gauges during
the day because they are near
impossible to see and forget trying to
read the odometer (even with the
windows being tinted). We love its
sporty looks...HATE the low chin
spoiler that scraps on the lowest of
curbs, ramps, drifted snow, you name
it. We love the transmission...HATE
the clutch, which has the operation of
a common light switch (i.e., it's
either on or it off...no give). We
love the storage...HATE the cup holders.


Best Features

The fuel economy! The interior storage capacity!


Worst Features

Get rid of the weakly lit dashboard lights and replace with normal gauges. Redesign the front end to prevent the scrapping of the chin spoiler. Put a clutch in that has more play in it...the either on or off behavior is a hassle.


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Great car!
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By swooshman
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2003 Toyota Matrix Wagon XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Very fun to drive! Real eye opener.


Best Features

In-dash power outlet


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its cool
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By Jerire Boghossian
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2003 Toyota Matrix Wagon XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


Review

The Matrix XR is the best car to
drive. Its very nice car, so sexy and
its fun to drive. you won't get tired
of driving.


Best Features

The coolest thing for Matrix is the LCD dashboard and 110V power. Also the type of the roof.


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Outstanding car, some annoying features
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By Eric_
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2003 Toyota Matrix Wagon XRS Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


Review

Overall the XRS is outstanding for its
price range. Handling is superb.
Power isn't there till about 6000rpm+,
but so what. It makes for excellent
fuel economy most of the time, and more
than enough power when you need it.
Tonnes of room inside. The XRS has
superb braking, comparable and often
better than much more expensive sports
coupes.


Best Features

Peppy engine, strong brakes, good fuel economy, very roomy, excellent cornering/handling, reasonable price.


Worst Features

Someone (deaf?) decided that the car must make very loud and annoying beeping sounds whenever it is in reverse. This is a hazard, as it encourages one to drive extra fast in reverse, or crank up the stereo, to keep from going insane.


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