2005 Toyota Matrix Consumer Review: Toyota has started to fall

2005 Toyota Matrix Wagon - Consumer Review

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Toyota has started to fall
By Stan on


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


I bought a Toyota after having Jeeps, Fords, and Chevy's and I thought I could buy a car that would last 200,000 miles. I was wrong. I am very unhappy with this car and I probably won't buy another Toyota. I will go back to Ford or Chevy. What is wrong: - Constant Chirp, Chirp under the hood. (The belt and tensioner have been fixed and or replaced 4 times.) I only have 71,000 miles on the car. - Drivers door won't unlock without key. - Tires had to be replaced at 15,000 miles. - Fan motor replaced at 45,000 miles as it would not work all the time. I never had a problem with my 1991 Ford Explorer or my 2002 Ford Explorer or my Chevy Pickup (S10). No more Toyota's at my house.

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Fix Belt Tensioner, new tire type, better overall quality components.
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