2005 Toyota Matrix 1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Everything I Expected
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2005 Toyota Matrix - Consumer Review

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XR Wagon (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Everything I Expected
By JohnC19 on

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

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I've owned my 2005 Matrix XR 5-speed for 4 months and so far have nothing but good things to say about the car. My Matrix is fun to drive, has very comfortable and supportive seats, lots of passenger room, and gets very good gas mileage. The lowest I have gotten is 31 MPG, and that was on the first tank of gas from the dealership. Since then it has averaged 34 - 36 MPG, depending on how much highway driving is included. I know people who have bought Hybrid vehicles (Civic and Prius) who don't get that much better mileage (40 - 45 MPG) to justify the higher price. My Matrix was under $17K OTD. The car has no squeaks or rattles and feels like it will hold up well for the next 10 years.

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Smooth Ride Comfortable Seats Good Gas Mileage Excellent Value for the Price

Suggested Improvements

More power would be nice, but price would be higher and MPG less.
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