2005 Toyota Matrix Consumer Review: I love my Matrix!

2005 Toyota Matrix - Consumer Review

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

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I love my Matrix!
By Ryan on


2005 Toyota Matrix Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


The car is great. It's everything I need- enough cargo space to haul around my music and A/V gear. Enough passenger space to carry 5 rather large guys to a ballgame. Better than average fuel economy (I live in NYC and get about 28 city and 38+ highway). I've had no problems with it, and I still love starting it up and driving it. It's really a perfect marriage of form, function, and is extremely well designed.

Best Features

I love that the car is roomy enough for my friends or a lot of luggage, but small enough to park in Brooklyn. It gets good mileage, but still has some guts when you step on it. It looks stylish, but is rugged enough to take a the beating that NYC gives it. And it can drive through 28" of snow!!

Worst Features

A better cover for the trunk area. Folding side mirrors... and a hybrid model!
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