We bought 2! 2000 4Runner lease up &
air went out on 1993 Escort ~ had to
get 2 vehicles. "Sacrifice" coming
down from 4Runner, "Plus" coming up
from Escort. Bottom line, a happy
medium & long term - Toyota
1 Cosmic Blue & 1 Lunar Mist & good
window tints ~ sharp! Moonroofs make
it, or in our case ~ sunroofs! Love
the sporty dash. Surprisingly roomy.
Downgrade from 4Runner! Lack of power,
comfort, storage & goodbye smooth
ride. Up from Escort, sweet! Would be
perfect with a 2.4 liter engine & few
tweeks here & there.
I love this car. It is fun to drive and
it has great performance. At today's
gas prices it fuel economy is greatly
appreciated. I like the way the seats
fold down to allow room to carry all
sorts of things.
The way the is designed creates alot of
inside space. I love the look of the
car and I love the attention I get when
I drive it. I am constantly showing it
The plug in the dash does not allow
enough room to plug a charger into it.
We purchased our 2003 Matrix last May.
It is a lot of fun to drive and handles
like a dream. So far we have only one
complaint. When it is sunny, you cannot
see the odometer with sunglasses on.
The head and leg room are great. We
have taken it on our first real family
vacation last summer and look forward
to another great vacation this summer.
Thank you, Toyota for bringing back
We really like the hatch window. It
really comes in handy for us. We also
like the split seat. We have one child
and we can haul things and still have a
place for him to sit. One other feature
that we like is the way the vehicle
heats up so quickly in the winter.
As mentioned before, the digital
odometer is very difficult to read when
it is sunny. We have found that we have
to take our sunglasses off and lean in
to read it. We also do not like the
fact that you do not have a choice as
to whether the lights are on or not.
THE CAR IS GREAT TO HANDLE AND A GREAT
VEHICLE TO TAKE AROUND IF YOU NEED
SPACE AND COMFORT. I TAKE MY MATRIX
WITH ME EVERY WEEKEND TO THE BEACH
ABOUT 100 MILES FROM WHERE I LIVE. IT
HAS PLENTY OF ROOM FOR MY 9 FOOT 9
SURFBOARD AND 2 FRIENDS.
PASSENGER SIDE SEATS FOLD DOWN SO U CAN
TRANSPORT LONG MATERIALS LIKE MY SURF
BOARD, THE SPORTY EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
FIX THE COMPARTMENT UNDER THE STICK TO
STAY CLOSED WHEN THERE ARE OBJECTS
INSIDE. TOO MANY COINS CAUSES THE
LITTLE COMPARTMENT TO OPEN ON CONTACT.