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To Hawaii and Back
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By Capt Glenn
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2004 Toyota Matrix XR AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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We have shipped this car from VA to Hawaii and back. We have driven to CA and have enjoyed all the room and creature comforts of this CUV. We would recommend this to any small family. The AWD feature was a great safety comfort in the mountains, in the snow and on the beaches.


Best Features

AWD and the staion wagon room with all the secret compartments. By adding a roof rack we made a great roomy car even roomier.


Worst Features

The ability to turn off the AWD feature.


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My Lucky Little Car
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By Silverchild
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2004 Toyota Matrix XRS Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


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I had absolutely no interest in this car when I went car shopping. Now that I have it I could not be happier! The car is both fun to drive and reliable. I purchased it with 30,000 miles and have had no problems whatsoever despite the high mileage. The seats are comfortable and that's saying something with my awful back problems! The dash is beautiful and easy to read, the gear shift is set in a position that is both natural and comfortable, visibility is supreme with few blind spots and cargo room is fantastic. The back and passenger seats have hard plastic back covers for protection when toting large items, the passenger seat folds down as a table top and the car has 3 power plugs!!


Best Features

The back support, seat height, roominess, gas mileage(!), attractiveness inside and out, crash test ratings, responsiveness, stereo, love it in red, moonroof, the trash hatch in center console below the gear shift (at least that's what I use it for.. perfect if you also live in your car. It's fun!!


Worst Features

The cupholders need more space between them so cups don't rub or lean, though attractive the front body is too low and scrapes easily on curbs or high incline driveways, darker tint, better sound proofing - noise isn't too bad, jack for iPods, better clasp for glovebox.. all in all very minor stuff


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Fun But Also a Pain
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By Tanamoor
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2004 Toyota Matrix XRS Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


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Pros: Good acceleration, great on trips. Comfortable inside, roomy for passengers, the seats lie flat, front passenger seat lies down - can carry long items. Has an AC outlet. I loved the 6 dsc CD changer and the moonroof. Nice looking exterior. The seat sits a little higher than most sedans and the shift lever is forward on the dash which is comfortable for me. Cons: gas pedal is very touchy. It is easy to stall out when starting from a standstill. Sometimes it has trouble going into 1st or 2nd gears. The engine is annoyingly loud. The "apron" or skirt deal under the front grill is very cheap and low to the ground so it gets scraped all the time.


Best Features

Large flat cargo bed. Great on trips.


Worst Features

The gearbox is weird. It should have traction control because it sometimes won't grip the road when starting out. Engine should be more quiet. Take the apron off.


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Enter the Matrix
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By tag
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2004 Toyota Matrix XRS Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


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When the clutch system is at its best, the driving expericence is great. I like all the electronic hook up ports for my MP3, cell phone etc. The front control panel is easy to read and manipulate. The brake system is awesome.


Best Features

1. The beeping sound that occurs when you are in reverse. 2. The let-down sets for large cargo. 3. The hatch back. 4. The general appearance.


Worst Features

1. More horse power. 2. Upgrade in the clutch system. 3. A warranty for the clutch system.


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Matrix
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By Charles Moninger
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2004 Toyota Matrix XR AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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I've been driving mine for almost 3 years now and I absolutely love it. Plenty of interior room, excellent reliability, good mileage, nice design -- what's not to love?


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