We have owned the Matrix for a year. We purchased at the peak of the gas price run last year and its clear that Toyota gave us no price breaks. We paid $21,000 for the 2 wheel drive car. Its a fun peppy hard riding car with style. Its got poor visibility out the back and only OK mileage. I have the metallic red, no paint chips so far!
The goodyear tires, standard OME, were a poor choice, purchase snow tires. The Toyota bike rack is a strange contraptions, Thule just released a fit kit for the 09. Wheel Rims, 09 sold with 2 sizes and no info in the manual. 5spM, AWD have bigger lug spacing. 4&5spA same as old models.
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