Best AWD buy
By Mary Bethany Collins on
2006 Toyota Matrix 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
I live in the Berkshire Mountains (read mega snow and ice). This car, with all season radials, although packed in with snow from the plow, drives out like it was summer. What a delight. Add to that great gas mileage, space for luggage for a long trip and my huge German Shepherd, all the bells and whistles one could want (auto key, air, cruise, etc)--all for under $19,000--who could ask for more? And a Toyota to boot--I could find no better car on the road for reliability and long-term value, and I did my homework.
AWD roominess, but compact great gas mileage(30+mpg) under $19,000 including bells & whistles sleek design--neither clunky nor too big solid, reliable, value-holding Toyota!
Plusher front seats--I am tall with long legs, and wish I could find a seat that supports my entire thigh down to the knees.