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2004 Toyota Matrix Wagon

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Could be much better
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By Barshel
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Vehicle

2004 Toyota Matrix Wagon XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


Review

The Matrix does not live up to the
thoughtful design and comfort of my
previous Toyotas. Unfortunately, Toyota
borrowed some of the worst GM features,
such as the recessed gauges, trim, and
radio. The front underbody spoilers are
poorly designed and flimsy. One was
ripped off by a tire tread on the
freeway and they are constantly
scraping small road obstacles or curbs.
There is no low-end torque so you have
to press heavy on the gas pedal to
obtain decent acceleration, resulting
in a noisy take off. I bought the car
because I needed utility and wanted
decent gas mileage (24-26 mpg, mixed
driving). There’s potential here, but
for now, Toyota missed the mark.


Best Features

By far, the utility, plastic-lined cargo bay, built-in tracks, flat fold- down seats, front seat comfort.


Worst Features

Revamp the dashboard and gauges, extend the center console to the front dash, enable manual headlamp shut off, improve low-end torque, reduce acceleration noise level, redesign or remove underbody spoilers.


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2 For the Road
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By Cactus Buckeye
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2004 Toyota Matrix Wagon XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


Review

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
dependability.


Best Features

1 Cosmic Blue & 1 Lunar Mist & good window tints ~ sharp! Moonroofs make it, or in our case ~ sunroofs! Love the sporty dash. Surprisingly roomy.


Worst Features

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.


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the toyota matrix
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By trekker
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2004 Toyota Matrix Wagon XRS Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


Review

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.


Best Features

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 to people.


Worst Features

The plug in the dash does not allow enough room to plug a charger into it.


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Neo, we found the matrix
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By zume
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2004 Toyota Matrix Wagon XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Great car, pick-up is four cylider style, a little
weak. But I love the car. Doors are a little
hard to close, and sunroof sticks a little.
but doesn't matter in the long run.


Best Features

moonroof, and window hatch. shiney gauges, and 6 disk in dash changer. the plug on the dash.


Worst Features

make both seats be able to fold down for sleeping, and back seats be able to recline a bit.


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Our "tan" Matrix
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By dmartin
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2004 Toyota Matrix Wagon XR AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


Review

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
the "wagon".


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

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.


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