By vjns on
2006 Toyota Matrix XR 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
Excellent design and quality. Although the ride is higher compared to my civics, it still feels very sporty and responsive. Since it is designed as a ULEV crossover, it is really versatile, affortable and comfortable. Auto transmission is really smooth and gas mileage is great. Very happy with the car since I got it new and fully loaded in Mar 2006. Great price and great looks, all my friends love it at my work place. Only other car that generate so much attention at work is a 2006 Mustang GT but he is suffering with his gas bills and insurance.
Love the paint job and design of the vehicle. The 200K km maintenance schedule (first spark plug change) and timing chain design is a plus. Moon roof and fog lamps is another plus plus.
Need better audio speakers and transmission column is too close to dash rotary controls.