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why toyota why
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By ctmatrix
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2005 Toyota Matrix XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Toyota 5 speed matrix owner--- this car is a great care and i will miss her.This toyota is going on her second transmission at 160k, one trans came with the car the second one came from toyata parts dept new. Toyota says no know problems with 5/speed they must not look online,or why do they stock so many in the wharehouse if there is no problem. I can see clutch problems from many driving styles but the trans imploding and the clutch and p plate and throwout bearing are still fine. Toyota you are on your way to being GM---we do not know anything about your problem. The matrix is a great car buy the automatic-- Toyata will not stand behind the 5/speed Car will go 300k or 3 5/speeds why


Favorite Features

Great car-- everything


Suggested Improvements

Build a 5 speed that will not blow-up Stand behind your product


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2005 Toyota Matrix
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By mark_texas_usa
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2005 Toyota Matrix Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought 2005 Matrix in July 2005. Battery failed after 20K miles, dealer replaced on warranty. Interior plastic features delaminating if grabbed by hands. Tires (terrible continental) replaced after 15K miles. Cruise control failed after 17K miles. Mileage is not meeting specs criteria? Vehicle garaged, currently Jan 09 24K miles. Summary: very poor quality vehicle. I had 1999 Ford F150 pick-up never a problem. In 10 yrs not even light bulb failed @150.


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Sell price
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By carolle
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2005 Toyota Matrix Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Tell me what is really necessary to maintain the actual warranty, ect. lube oil filter and full service. What is the actual re-sale value my car is actually a 2004 matrix


Favorite Features

easy to handle and feel it wil last the life of the car


Suggested Improvements

wish i had power steering on the basic model as the car would perform better on the highway. This should be mandatory nor extra.


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Bad quality with Worse service!
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By puffy
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2005 Toyota Matrix XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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Own 03 Matrix, driven 45000 miles. First when I got the car it had problem with radio and rattles in the back of the car. Toyota Central in LA refused to fix the rattle in the back, and took more than a month to replace the radio! They were supposed to call me when they receive the radio but never did! Now rear wheels locked up and does not move!!!! Had regulary serviced every interval but still got lots of problem!


Favorite Features

none


Suggested Improvements

cheap interior material. BAD BAD BAD SERVICE!


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Toyota is resting on its reputation.
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By Chris
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2005 Toyota Matrix XR AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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Very disappointed in this vehicle. We bought Toyota because of legendary reliability, but have lost 2 hubcaps due to cracking and the interior has fallen apart. Excessive road noise, uncomfortable seating position, and lousy ride and fuel mileage has made this the last Toyota we will ever buy. Also, this car made for idiots will not let you turn off the lights.


Favorite Features

Excellent, if underpowered engine. AWD works good.


Suggested Improvements

Toyota needs to stand behind these vehicles and replace my hubcaps/interior parts. Killing this model is a great move.


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