2003 Toyota Matrix Consumer Review: Very versatile

2003 Toyota Matrix - Consumer Review

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XRS Wagon (1.8L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual)

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Very versatile
By Thomas Howe on


2003 Toyota Matrix XRS Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


This car was a great all 'round vehicle. Had great power for a four banger. The power surge felt great after 600 RPMs, enabling the driver to pass lickety-split. The boxy design took getting used to, but grew to love it. The 6 speed tranny was notchy, but I grew accustomed to it. Very good gas mileage considering the power, lower 30s on road. Great reliability. Had a ton of room when back seat was down, and the back was easy to clean, 'cause it was plastic instead of carpeted. Seats very comfy, even on long trips. Only reason I got rid of it was because of high payments and I needed an AWD vehicle. Still miss it.

Best Features

The engine, room, gas economy and versatility

Worst Features

The front spoiler was too lower. On more than one ocassion, it came partially off when it scraped a parking lot barrier. Fortunately it was cheap to put back on.
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