2003 Toyota Matrix Consumer Review: Unreliable, poor quality

2003 Toyota Matrix - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

325 Total Reviews

XR Wagon (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Unreliable, poor quality
By jamesimcb on


2003 Toyota Matrix XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


I raved about this car when i first got it. But after a transmission failure at 130,000 km's I am very disappointed. Fuel economy has gone down ever since. many rattles in the car. failed caliper. toyota cost over 800 dollars. The premium you pay for a toyota is no longer worth it. Buy north american and save some money as Toyota's quality has gone down hill!

Best Features

The front passenger fold down seat. Carrying capacity is awesome when the car is not in the shop.

Worst Features

Build it more reliable...bad transmissions with such low km's is unacceptable. Toyota should stand behind their vehicles but they do not, they are too caulky. Toyota is going down hill
Recommend (0) (0)

Are you the author of this review?

Update Your Review
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.