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the best car I've ever owned
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By rebecca perkins
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2004 Toyota Matrix Wagon XR AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought this car in April of 2003. In November of the same year I was in a head on collision with my 10 year old daughter and my 5 month old daughter in the car. The car was totalled, but all three of us came out just fine. It held up beautifully on the inside, enabling us to walk away. I am now looking to buy another car and guess what I'm getting: a 2004 Matrix. I loved it that much! It was fun to drive and had plenty of room in the back for all of our "baby stuff". I highly recommend this car to anyone I talk to.


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Excellent All Around Car
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By MundschauJ
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2004 Toyota Matrix Wagon Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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I've had the car more than 1 year. Mileage averages around 35mpg on combined city and highway. The build quality is excellent as expected. One complaint however. The AC stopped working for about 2 hours one day while on a long drive with customers in the car. After parking for about 3 hours the AC worked fine and never stopped again. Other than that, extremely versatile and the best car I've ever owned. I've had cars that were more fun to drive, like a VR6 VW, and a Jeep Wrangler, but neither beats the overall usefullness and dependability of this Matrix.


Best Features

Favorite features are the red Optitron guages and the fold flat seats.


Worst Features

I would like to see a stiffer suspension for more spirited handling. There's a lot of body lean in not-so- fast corners.


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MY 2003 Toyota Matrix XR is AWESOME !
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By James C. Byrd
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2004 Toyota Matrix Wagon XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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In the summer of 2003, just after purchasing this car, i made a trip to California from my home in central Florida. The route taken was north I-95 to West I-10 to California. We traveled up the coast to San Francisco and then journied back through the high country of Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, and on east to I-75 south, takin' us back home to central Florida. The fuel mileage on the trip reached 28 city and 36 highway with less in the high mountain zones out west and in Tennissee, which was to be expected.


Best Features

I feel that the cars low profile ( the XR ) gives the car that sporty look along with the added advantage of helping to conserve fuel. I'm also proud of the way the interior is designed.


Worst Features

My car has all of the toys, pretty much completely loaded, including the electric sunroof. If i can suggest one more improvement, it would be to add a roof rack.


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A good Deal
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By sunbunny
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2004 Toyota Matrix Wagon XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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Only three problems--noisy on the highway ; that lower front "thing" gets scraped easily on its underside becasuse its so low; red dash lights sometimes make it difficult to see numbers when it is sunny.


Best Features

Fun to drive. Can load lots of stuff in the back


Worst Features

Get rid of red dash lights


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Love this car
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By tharing
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2004 Toyota Matrix Wagon XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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From the moment I saw it I wanted it. I haven't been disappointed yet. Lots of fun to drive and handles well. Not much of anything bad to say except it could be a bit more sound proof. Outside noise when driving on the highway isn't very good. Noise reduction hopefully in 2005 will improve.


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