2004 Toyota Matrix XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
Overall an excellent vehicle. I
upgraded from a 1987 Accord hatchback
and this was the best match in terms of
price, mileage, and utility (it is
basically a larger, 4 door version of
my previous car). In picking up my
Matrix XR, however, I noticed the fog
lamps didn't work - hence my build
quality rating - it was easily fixed
(need a fuse put in), but should not
have been overlooked by Toyota
(especially since they delayed my
getting this car for a QC check).
Also, try not to buy the "teflon
coating" for the paint, just wash and
wax it yourself. I will give an update
in a couple months.
Good power (in manual) for the
mileage. Lots of space on the inside.
ABS standard on all vehicles or at
least available in more package
combinations! Also better QC by
Toyota - see above.