BEST VEHICLE UNDER $20K
By Joe Madsen on
2005 Toyota Matrix AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
Paid $17K with 20 miles on it. Ours had the power package (pw/pl/cruise/keyless entry) It has everything you need. Panic button on the key adds extra security. For this price you get a vehicle with 26/31 MPG (best of all AWD vehicles) Winner of 2003 Compact Wagon Comparison Test on this site. You can't go wrong with this Matrix!
Looks, MPG, AWD, fold flat seats, cargo room, Toyota reliability, resale value, and Toyota powertrian warranty (5 years) beats Honda (3 years)
A way to turn off day time running lights (DRL) and a little more hp won't hurt