by thomkatt on Jan 25, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Matrix Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
I bought my Matrix used in '08 with 52k. It's currently at 103k and I still haven't had any problems with it, aside from regular maintenance (oil/filter changes, replaced tires/brake pads). It's my first car and I've really enjoyed its mix of practicality, fuel economy, and relative sportiness. That's sportiness relative to a camry or corolla; it's relatively fun to drive around town, but the fun is limited beyond that. I'm a college student, so the flexible cargo area is great for the frequent moves, group trips to the grocery store, and weekend getaways. As far as style, the asymmetrical dash is cool and the exterior is sporty enough (the solar yellow paint helps). It's been a great car.
by Mighty Mouse on Jul 3, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Matrix Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
My girlfriend and my self were looking
for a new vehicle that would fit in our
college budgets. We love to travel and
snowboard so it needed to have lots of
room. We initially looked at small
trucks, but when my girlfriend saw this
car in the showroom, she looked as if
she had found her second love! She
always wanted the VW Golf, but it was
just too small for our needs. The
Matrix provided the size and looks we
wanted. We ended up going with the
standard version because the XR and XRS
were just too low to the ground for any
gravel roads. I wouldn't really call it
sporty, but it is fun to drive.
by hth on Apr 6, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Matrix Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
Everything is great about this car that
my wife is having a lot of fun driving
it. Comfort, reliability, easy
handling, roomy front and rear, the
seats position is higher than the
average of any sedan out there and
would ideally fit any type of
drivers/passengers (short to tall).
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