You must judge this car from the inside
By MyNameIsNeo on
2003 Toyota Matrix Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
Function. The Matrix is superior in every aspect of why you want an affordable 5 door hatchback. Cargo, comfort, driving pleasure wrapped under $17k.
Comfort. It simply has the best interior passenger ergonomics in this, or perhaps any, class.
Cargo? Perhaps the coolest thing about the car- flat bedliner flooring with tie downs and under flooring cubby holes.
Fun. Forget the horsepower numbers. It won't snap you kneck, but it will crack your smile.
Rear passengers can put their feet under the front seats (like on airlines).
Drivers taller than me (6.2"+) may not have enough leg room.