2003 Toyota Matrix Consumer Review: The Snail

2003 Toyota Matrix - Consumer Review

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XR Wagon (1.8L 4-cyl. AWD 4-speed Automatic)

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The Snail
By Ted on


2003 Toyota Matrix XR AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


My wife has owned this car for three years now. It averages about 28 mpg and it's size is deceiving. Things I like: size, seat height, fuel econmomy. Things I hate: performance - it can't hardly get out of it's own way. This is the worst performing car we have ever owned. Seating position in relation to the steering wheel, console and door arm rest. Who designed this? My knee is against the shifter console and my arms are straight out to reach the wheel. The door arm rest is too far back as is the storage console to rest your arm while holding the wheel, if you can reach it. POOR Performing AC unit. This car has too much glass and not enough cooling capacity.

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Worst Features

Increase cooling capacity for AC, telescopic steering wheel, and more POWER.
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