Been driving a civic hybrid for five years. My local Honda dealer's service was great. Went back. Drove the CR-V and crz. Didn't like either one. Decided to go look at the toyz. Found just the right compromise with for and the boss (wife) in the matrix. I got my SUV. She got her sports car. It's early but we both love it. If you're looking for a great priced mid-sized SUV you gotta check the matrix out.
I love this car but I have some minor complaints. On cold days, the fog on the front window is terrible. Water is retained on side windows so you cannot see out. There is also no place to put a drink in the center. I spilled so many drinks.
The smooth drive and this is my third matrix. Reliability. Great to haul things in.
Fix the fog problem and way moisture does not stay near the side windows. Improve the console for placing drinks. Better gas mileage.
Toyota has done it again! Awesome solid car. Tried the Honda Fit Sport which is a piece of junk. Thought I should switch due to all the problems Toyota was having. What a HUGE mistake. Returned the Honda and bought the Toyota Matrix S with cruise for only $14,988.