Decent city car
By M. Patrick on
2007 Toyota Matrix XR 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
I traded in a Subaru for the Matrix and I miss the power. The Toyota is a nice solid car and fits a dog well, lots of storage, very comfortable driving and comfortable for four adults. The center console is messy and doesn't fit a coffee cup w handle. Acceleration is kind of lame, you have to be light on the gas or you'll squeal the tires. I'll keep it because it's so economical and dependable. I haven't put a cent into it. But it is boring and really pretty terrible in the snow we have in Michigan.
Good mileage, comfortable. Excellent storage inside, good dog car (cleans easily, good spot for the dog in the back).
Can't get a bike rack to fit on it, rides too low.