We purchased our 2003 Matrix last May.
It is a lot of fun to drive and handles
like a dream. So far we have only one
complaint. When it is sunny, you cannot
see the odometer with sunglasses on.
The head and leg room are great. We
have taken it on our first real family
vacation last summer and look forward
to another great vacation this summer.
Thank you, Toyota for bringing back
We really like the hatch window. It
really comes in handy for us. We also
like the split seat. We have one child
and we can haul things and still have a
place for him to sit. One other feature
that we like is the way the vehicle
heats up so quickly in the winter.
As mentioned before, the digital
odometer is very difficult to read when
it is sunny. We have found that we have
to take our sunglasses off and lean in
to read it. We also do not like the
fact that you do not have a choice as
to whether the lights are on or not.
THE CAR IS GREAT TO HANDLE AND A GREAT
VEHICLE TO TAKE AROUND IF YOU NEED
SPACE AND COMFORT. I TAKE MY MATRIX
WITH ME EVERY WEEKEND TO THE BEACH
ABOUT 100 MILES FROM WHERE I LIVE. IT
HAS PLENTY OF ROOM FOR MY 9 FOOT 9
SURFBOARD AND 2 FRIENDS.
PASSENGER SIDE SEATS FOLD DOWN SO U CAN
TRANSPORT LONG MATERIALS LIKE MY SURF
BOARD, THE SPORTY EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
FIX THE COMPARTMENT UNDER THE STICK TO
STAY CLOSED WHEN THERE ARE OBJECTS
INSIDE. TOO MANY COINS CAUSES THE
LITTLE COMPARTMENT TO OPEN ON CONTACT.