by eddiem325 on Apr 5, 2014 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Matrix XRS Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
We bought or XRS new, fully loaded except for navigation. We have driven our car all over the east coast. It has never left us stranded. My wife usually drives it and baby's it. When I drive it, I drive it like I stole it. Besides replacing the a/c compressor and switch, the only thing we've had trouble with was cheap plastics and the clutch. Our 1st clutch went at 80k miles and is ready to go up again at 166k miles. Will invest in the heavy duty clutch this time. A small oil leak developed at 150k miles on the valve covers. We love our '04 matrix so much we are looking for another "03 to '05 before they're all gone and high mileage.
by joybulb on Aug 9, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Matrix XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
I got the matrix certified used in 2008, and never had any problems with it.
I'm at 90,300 miles and it still runs great. It has great cargo capacity for home improvement projects.
I've hauled anything from a 55" led TV in the box, to 600 lbs of ceramic tile, and it works like a champ.
Good acceleration, good gas mileage.
Like others, I have a tiny complaint about the small compartment under the shifter not staying shut, but other than that and some random rattling at times, it has been wonderful.
We also have a 2004 corolla, and have experienced nothing but the best quality from Toyota.
We're happy Toyota customers, who will be grabbing the 2014 Highlander as soon as it shows up.