2005 Toyota Matrix Consumer Review: Peppy little car

2005 Toyota Matrix - Consumer Review

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

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Peppy little car
By threesa on


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


I bought my 2005 Matrix new and have been pretty satisfied with it.
It's comfortable (even for passengers), spacious, reliable, and quite peppy.
This car is not 4-wheel drive but it easily climbs dirt roads in the mountains.
Probably the only fault with it is it doesn't handle inclement weather well at all (I live in the mountains so this posed a serious problem with the snow).
I eventually had to put some sandbags down on the passenger foot areas to provide additional weight.
Since my usual passengers are 3 dogs, this hasn't encumbered them but, for older children or adults sitting in the back, this would most likely be quite uncomfortable.

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