2003 Toyota Matrix XR AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
I love my Matrix. It is the most reliable station wagon I have owned. I am a Visiting Nurse, so the car must go ANYWHERE and haul a lot of stuff. Plus, it's my office. Works well, except no place to type on laptop. Lots of power, great handling, and no worries in bad weather. If you remember to turn off the overdrive, goes up a 17% grade at 60 mph with no strain. Pet peeve - the seat is not made for short people, the headrest shoves your head forward if you are 5 foot. Easily fixed with a back support seat insert. Also would be nice if the steering wheel didn't block the gauges in the low position. Quality made car with no mechanical issues. Sound system ROCKS, great for classical music !
Moon roof! I really love that feature. Also the ac socket, storage pockets, Stereo, cool gauges, easy adjust power mirrors, tilt wheel and height adjustable seat. The height adjust on the seat belts is a major fave as well.
Fix the weird thing with the headrests. A telescoping steering wheel would be wonderful, as would a better latch on the under console bin (pops open all the time) also easier odometer setting. All minor stuff - the car is the best combo of performance and value I've owned.
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