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Toyota Matrix (Basic Model)
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By steelwife
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2004 Toyota Matrix Wagon Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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First let me say that I have always
purchased American made vehicles and
was skeptical about buying a Foreign
made car. Before buying my Matrix, I
used edmunds.com and other sites and
did many hours of research. It wasn't
until I saw and test drove the Matrix
that I realized what I was missing!!

When you first sit in this car, it has
the feeling of a mini-van. The Matrix
handles curves like a dream and is very
fun to drive.

I paid $16,388.00 for the base model
which has an automatic transmission,
cruise, A/C, power door,power locks and
stereo with C/D player. The floor mats
are even good quality and look snazzy
with Matrix written at the corners!!!


Best Features

Gas Mileage, Size, Body Style, Basic Options, Storage space. There isn't really anything I do not like about this vehicle.


Worst Features

If I could change one thing, it would be the wiper function bar. I find myself looking down to see what funtion it is on and that could be a problem if I am on the interstate. It is not a huge problem and once I get use to it, I'll be fine!


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I love this Car
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By Eric Morales
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2004 Toyota Matrix Wagon XRS Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


Review

love the car Bad to deal with dealer


Best Features

Navigation System


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I love my Matrix!!!
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By JCZThomp
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2004 Toyota Matrix Wagon XR AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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I leased a 2004 Toyota Matrix. I have
all the bells and whistles. Moon/sun
roof, fog lamps, rear and front under
spoilers, luggage rack, which I might
add, the Matrix just is not a Matrix
without the luggage rack. This car is
easy to drive, operate, maintain, and
much roomier than I had expected. It
is versatile, cute, quick, sporty and
gets good gas mileage. I can fit my
groceries, and a small stroller in the
back. It has an amazingly fast rear
and front window defroster, and the air
conditioner filter works wonderfully,
expecially if you are behind a really
stinky automobile. I am pleasantly
suprised and have been very happy with
my lease.


Best Features

I love the moon/sun roof, the self sufficient lights, the "cannot lock your keys in the car" feature, the easy to read radio, the gauges in red, The handlability, fast or slow, the car will not shimmy or shake.


Worst Features

The 5.9 inches of ground clearance, which I keep fully engrained in my head, would really do well with being raised a bit especially if you are one of the fortunate ones to have the really cute front/rear under spoilers surrounding your Matrix.


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"Oh what a feeling"
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By 1funnykat
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2004 Toyota Matrix Wagon XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I'm on the road alot. I was driving a
Dodge Ram 1500 4wd lifted w/36'
tires.That got 12 gallons to the mile.
I needed something economical but with
flare and style. There is no way I was
going to drive something wqithout
style. the Matrix is perfiect 4 me, its
has style, great sound system and 43
mph.I bought the 5 speed 4 fun and it
is.


Best Features

Great stereo! i love the style of the XR with the air dam. I love the rear hatch back, way cooool. Its comfortable and the gauge cluster is fun.


Worst Features

All new cars should come with floor mats. Thats it!


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Fantastic Little Car
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By Marcuss
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2004 Toyota Matrix Wagon XR AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I have never been so happy with a car.
I've owned Accords, Maximas, Pontiacs,
and more, but this is my favorite car
yet. It corners like a hatchback, it
performs in the snow like an SUV, it's
fun to drive with the top open in the
summer, and the rear space has allowed
me to move TVs, coffee tables, and
more that would never fit in my Honda
or Maxima.


Best Features

Full Time AWD; 110V outlet for recharging phones and laptops, etc.; Rear fold-down seats (rear space);


Worst Features

My only complaint relates to Toyota marketing and how many options are restricted to certain trim levels. I would have loved to get the AWD with the larger rims and the peppier engine. Also, leather seats wouldn't be bad. Still, no complaints with what I have.


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