By twocruzin on
2009 Toyota Matrix S 4dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
This is an update to a previous review. I have had this car for 14 months now and 17000 miles. It still runs as flawlessly as when I bought it and the ride is still as harsh as it was at the beginning. It rides okay on highways or the interstate, but it's quite rough on less than ideal city streets. The suspension is quite hard. I mean the car barely moves when I push on the front bumper. I have not had the paint chip problem that many reviewers comment on. I have metallic paint on mine. I'm not sure if all models do, but my experience has been that metallic paint holds up much better. Other than the ride, everything has been good - build quality, handling, appearance.
Favorite features are the ease of getting in and out due to the height of the car and the handling which is very good.
Improve rear visibility. Provide rocking headrests. Soften the suspension.