What a great car!!!
By Shai on
2005 Toyota Matrix XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
All right, I'll get straight to the point: This car in my opinion has by far the best value for the buck! Okay, so it's only a 1.8 engine, but it has well enough power to accelerate on the freeway, and once we all reach "65mph" (yea, I mean 75-80-85mph) it's all the same no matter what vehicle you drive right?. On the other hand, the Matrix XR has features that even a BMW doesn't. It's got a power outlet (115V) that turned out to be so useful, it's versatilty is outstanding. Right front seat can become a table, hard plastic surface on the back of the rear seats can turn the Matrix to a mini SUV, the fuel consumption is great (29mpg combining city and freeway driving), handling is outstanding!
Missing radio controls on the wheel, The Radio-CD on the console could have a better display (like in the Honda Accord) but that's really a low priority, especially when comparing to the other stuff you get