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2004 Martix, So Far, A Great Deal
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By Shell56
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2004 Toyota Matrix Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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After much research I purchased a 2004
Matrix,base model with the power
package,I got it for under $15,000
before the TT&L.I have added mud guards
and am going to get the windows
tinted.So far I am very pleased with
it.It is ideal for hauling stuff, has a
sporty look, plenty of room for
passengers and is economical to
run.This is one vehicle I can say I
have fallen in love with, it is a lot
for the money.I read it had a noisy
engine,which it does,and that the dash
dials can be hard to read in the sun
light and that was true also but
overall it is ideal for my situation.


Best Features

Looks,plenty of hauling space,high drivers seat


Worst Features

Quiet down the engine.


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Could be much better
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By Barshel
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2004 Toyota Matrix XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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The Matrix does not live up to the
thoughtful design and comfort of my
previous Toyotas. Unfortunately, Toyota
borrowed some of the worst GM features,
such as the recessed gauges, trim, and
radio. The front underbody spoilers are
poorly designed and flimsy. One was
ripped off by a tire tread on the
freeway and they are constantly
scraping small road obstacles or curbs.
There is no low-end torque so you have
to press heavy on the gas pedal to
obtain decent acceleration, resulting
in a noisy take off. I bought the car
because I needed utility and wanted
decent gas mileage (24-26 mpg, mixed
driving). There’s potential here, but
for now, Toyota missed the mark.


Best Features

By far, the utility, plastic-lined cargo bay, built-in tracks, flat fold- down seats, front seat comfort.


Worst Features

Revamp the dashboard and gauges, extend the center console to the front dash, enable manual headlamp shut off, improve low-end torque, reduce acceleration noise level, redesign or remove underbody spoilers.


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2 For the Road
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By Cactus Buckeye
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2004 Toyota Matrix XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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We bought 2! 2000 4Runner lease up &
air went out on 1993 Escort ~ had to
get 2 vehicles. "Sacrifice" coming
down from 4Runner, "Plus" coming up
from Escort. Bottom line, a happy
medium & long term - Toyota
dependability.


Best Features

1 Cosmic Blue & 1 Lunar Mist & good window tints ~ sharp! Moonroofs make it, or in our case ~ sunroofs! Love the sporty dash. Surprisingly roomy.


Worst Features

Downgrade from 4Runner! Lack of power, comfort, storage & goodbye smooth ride. Up from Escort, sweet! Would be perfect with a 2.4 liter engine & few tweeks here & there.


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the toyota matrix
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By trekker
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2004 Toyota Matrix XRS Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


Review

I love this car. It is fun to drive and
it has great performance. At today's
gas prices it fuel economy is greatly
appreciated. I like the way the seats
fold down to allow room to carry all
sorts of things.


Best Features

The way the is designed creates alot of inside space. I love the look of the car and I love the attention I get when I drive it. I am constantly showing it to people.


Worst Features

The plug in the dash does not allow enough room to plug a charger into it.


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Neo, we found the matrix
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By zume
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2004 Toyota Matrix XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Great car, pick-up is four cylider style, a little
weak. But I love the car. Doors are a little
hard to close, and sunroof sticks a little.
but doesn't matter in the long run.


Best Features

moonroof, and window hatch. shiney gauges, and 6 disk in dash changer. the plug on the dash.


Worst Features

make both seats be able to fold down for sleeping, and back seats be able to recline a bit.


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