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Love My Matix
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By R P Foster
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2008 Toyota Matrix XR 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I truly love my Matrix. A friend of mine bought a 2007 XR and she loves it. I am 6ft7in tall and weigh 276lbs. I have great head and leg room. Also the body style seems to sit higher than a standard car and this makes it easier to get in and out of. We have made 2 trips to Gulf Shores AL and found it to be a pleasure to drive.


Favorite Features

Moonroof, adjustable seats and steering wheel


Suggested Improvements

Ipod dock and GPS system


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Good gas mileage but over rated.
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By GMB
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2008 Toyota Matrix XR 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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This is my wife's car. She bought it for the gas mileage which is good. As far as driving and comfort it does not have it. For a teenager this would be a great first car but I'm 6'2 and long legged. Trying to back up is hard cause you can't see out the back. If you don't know how to use mirrors to back up your in trouble.


Favorite Features

None except for the gas mileage.


Suggested Improvements

More leg room and better visibility. If you're looking for comfort I would not suggest buying this car.


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So far, so good
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By Lee
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2008 Toyota Matrix XR 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I recently totalled my '02 Pathfinder and settled on the Matrix. I like the seats but the door's arm-rest does not accommodate my long arms. The vehicle was a good choice for me after considering a lot of other vehicles, it was the best overall purchase for the money.


Favorite Features

MPG, fast on take-off for small car.


Suggested Improvements

Shifter, moon-roof slide button.


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Not Totally Happy
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By Viper
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2008 Toyota Matrix XR 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I purchased this vehicle to replace the lemon I purchased in Feb of 2007. I was happy when I first purchased the vehicle, but then I realized that it tended to ride like I was in an old pick-up truck. It has been in the shop 3 times so far with brake issues and just seems to be getting worse. At this point I will not get another Toyota ever again because they are just not built like they were and the paint would start to fade.


Favorite Features

The radio, and the space in the back for loading things and be able to close the door.


Suggested Improvements

Make abs standard, as well as all air bags. I thought Toyota was safety first!


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Fantastic vehicle!
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By matrixfan
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2008 Toyota Matrix XR 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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With gas prices ever rising, my van was just too expensive to run. The Matrix was the perfect vehicle to downsize to; it still holds my gear, but gets 40% better mileage than my old MPV and it's fun to drive to boot! I wish Toyota would come out with a Hybrid Matrix, but until then, this one is great!


Favorite Features

In-dash shifter, fuel-sipping 1.8 liter engine, roomy back seats, versatile interior, 6-disk changer.


Suggested Improvements

Wind noise, close-ratio shifter, roof rack.


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