2004 Toyota Matrix XRS Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
I highly recommend the Toyota Matrix. I've had mine almost 18 months and have enjoyed the experience. The Matrix has typical Toyota reliability, but it's roominess and build allow you to use it for hauling many things or just taking lots of luggage on vacation.
Smooth transmission, power, reliability, roominess, stereo system