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Fun to drive economy sports family car
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By nyedward
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2004 Toyota Matrix XR AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I've only had this car for a couple of
weeks, but I've been in love with it
since day one. It looks small from
outside, but once you're in, it's
emazing what you can fit into the cargo
room that's available. Head room is
owesome for all 5 potential passengers.
I have a couple of friends that are
over 6' tall, and even they found it to
be very comfortable. It's not as
powerful and sporty as it looks when it
comes to speed and performance, not
that I was looking to race in it.


Best Features

The 4WD, Very nice stereo system, folding seats for more cargo space, lots of useful compartments all over the vehicle, Gas economy


Worst Features

Toyota didn't do enough to suppress the engine noise on this car, it's buzzy to say the least. For it's size, it could've been much quieter. It could also benefit from more interior and exterior color options.


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the best car I've ever owned
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By rebecca perkins
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2004 Toyota Matrix XR AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I bought this car in April of 2003. In
November of the same year I was in a
head on collision with my 10 year old
daughter and my 5 month old daughter in
the car. The car was totalled, but all
three of us came out just fine. It held
up beautifully on the inside, enabling
us to walk away. I am now looking to
buy another car and guess what I'm
getting: a 2004 Matrix. I loved it that
much! It was fun to drive and had
plenty of room in the back for all of
our "baby stuff". I highly recommend
this car to anyone I talk to.


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6 speed baby
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By ruben lie
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2004 Toyota Matrix XRS Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


Review

This car is awesome. I love my xrs,
the styling is very nice. It looks
different from all the other cars on
the road. Very comfortable, love the
gauges, looks really nice. It's not
too big of a car. No problems yet with
the car. runs really nice. overall
fun to drive. You can beat most civics
on the road.


Best Features

The 6 speed. The nice sound the muffler and engine make. when lift kicks in at 6000 rpm.


Worst Features

A better clutch, this clutch takes a lot of time to get use too. A better looking stereo design, i just don't like the gm stereo they put in. heheh. A sportier suspension system.


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Excellent All Around Car
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By MundschauJ
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2004 Toyota Matrix Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I've had the car more than 1 year.
Mileage averages around 35mpg on
combined city and highway. The build
quality is excellent as expected. One
complaint however. The AC stopped
working for about 2 hours one day while
on a long drive with customers in the
car. After parking for about 3 hours
the AC worked fine and never stopped
again. Other than that, extremely
versatile
and the best car I've ever owned. I've
had cars that were more fun to drive,
like a VR6 VW, and a Jeep Wrangler, but
neither beats the overall usefullness
and dependability of this Matrix.


Best Features

Favorite features are the red Optitron guages and the fold flat seats.


Worst Features

I would like to see a stiffer suspension for more spirited handling. There's a lot of body lean in not-so- fast corners.


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MY 2003 Toyota Matrix XR is AWESOME !
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By James C. Byrd
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2004 Toyota Matrix XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


Review

In the summer of 2003, just after
purchasing this car, i made a trip to
California from my home in central
Florida. The route taken was north I-95
to West I-10 to California. We traveled
up the coast to San Francisco and then
journied back through the high country
of Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado,
Kansas, and on east to I-75 south,
takin' us back home to central Florida.
The fuel mileage on the trip reached 28
city and 36 highway with less in the
high mountain zones out west and in
Tennissee, which was to be expected.


Best Features

I feel that the cars low profile ( the XR ) gives the car that sporty look along with the added advantage of helping to conserve fuel. I'm also proud of the way the interior is designed.


Worst Features

My car has all of the toys, pretty much completely loaded, including the electric sunroof. If i can suggest one more improvement, it would be to add a roof rack.


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