2007 Toyota Matrix XR 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
I have loved driving my Matrix on trips and around town. The gas mileage is OK. This is my fifth toyota and I find myself constantly comparing, which I should not do. I find that there is a lot of room especially when the rear seats are down. A mat would have been nice to cover the whole cargo area. I have read many revues on the car but have not yet seen my pet peave yet, which is a roof rack. It is so very expensive to fit this car with a roof rack. I cannot believe it's not an option. But I guess, given the overall performance, gas mileage and especially the handling, it still comes in as a number one car for me.
Steering, handling, looks, interior design, stereo, dash lights at night.
I would love to see this car with a roof rack as an option. So many people like myself travel with families and animals (I have two large dogs that take up the entire cargo area), that we need a place for luggage.