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A cowboy car
By Bearcat on
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2003 Toyota Matrix XRS Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
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I didn't know what I was getting into buying a used high performance car. The shift/clutch was so difficult I had to go back and get lessons from a mechanic (after 42 years of driving stick). Then I had to get new brakes and new tires (costing twice as much as for a standard Matrix), because the previous owner in Jersey had apparently driven fast and slammed on the brakes a lot. I am concerned that in the not-too-distant future I'll be forced to replace the clutch to the tune of $700. So even though it's cute and fun to drive, I'm seriously considering turning it in on a "regular" (not sporty) Matrix.
Favorite Features
Antilock brakes, cruise control, roomy interior, comfortable seats.
Suggested Improvements
A clutch and transmission that's easier to shift in the lower gears.
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