2004 Toyota Matrix Consumer Review: To drive it is to love it.

2004 Toyota Matrix - Consumer Review

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

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To drive it is to love it.
By ex-jetta gal on


2004 Toyota Matrix XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


When I first saw commericals for the Matrix, I
thought, "God, what an ugly car." Then I got
inside one. Wow. The seats are so cushy,
the dash is so fun and so bright, and the car
feels so spacious. Even my tall friends
seem to have plenty of room. Also, the car is
loaded with little storage cubbies and power
outlets. The clutch is very easy to ride, and
the overall ride of the car is very smooth.
Lots of compliments... this car has a little
something to appeal to everyone. Plenty of
space to tote around all my junk. Great price
and gas mileage to boot.

Best Features

Hidden storage space, funky upholstery, easy to read dash cluster, rear wiper, economy, 6 disc in-dash CD changer.

Worst Features

V6 would be awesome, AWD available in a manual would be nice too. Also (a small point here), not too crazy about the way the CD player scans forward and backward when you are trying to repeat just part of a track.
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