My third day in this car, and I love it! This car truly is a very practical alternative to the SUV. It's fun to drive, and styling is good. Very roomy interior and plenty of room for cargo. I drove a mid-size SUV for years, but honestly, I don't have kids and I'm not hauling lumber, so why waste the money on an SUV. I'm very happy with my Matrix.
Daytime running lights, dash board configuration, many storage compartments, cupholders, cargo area, glass hatch pop, Very happy with this car.
MP3 jack, speed control radio volume would be nice, center AC knob is hard to reach when in Park. Power mirrors should be standard.