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4.88 out of 5 stars

Great Car!

dkadwell, 05/06/2011
2006 Toyota Matrix XR 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
26 of 26 people found this review helpful

We bought this car in 2007 with 6000 miles already on it. We were replacing our Hyundai Elantra which gave us nothing but problems. We love this car. It folds down flat very easily and we have hauled everything in it from trees to our daughter's complete nursery. We love it. It have never once given us an issue. It is a little tight with car seats, but still works for us at this point in our lives. It gets about 32/33 mpg city and closer to 36/37 highway. It has been great in these rising gas prices. We have about 104k miles on it and it is still running strong! Highly recommend this car if you want a little more than Sedan but don't don't need more than 5 seats!

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5 out of 5 stars

Best car I ever bought for the money!

greg oloskey, 03/20/2016
2006 Toyota Matrix XR 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
23 of 23 people found this review helpful

PLENTY of room, great gas mileage, extremely dependable! Nice looking.

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4.13 out of 5 stars

Good All Around Car

Landric, 04/25/2010
2006 Toyota Matrix 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
13 of 13 people found this review helpful

I bought this car new in 06. I traded my 02 Mazda Protege ES in on it when the Mazda had 115000 miles (trouble free). I got the automatic because I was living in a high traffic volume area where its less fun to drive a manual. I got the base model with power windows and locks, keyless entry, cruise, etc. Its a great looking car with lots of interior space and a mostly well thought out interior. Ride is smooth, nice driving position, clear gauges, etc. I'm at 90k now & I need to trade it on a minivan because I can't fit a rear facing child seat behind me & still have enough space to drive (twins!). The throttle body went at 70K (covered by extended warranty) and the CD died at 80k.

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4.75 out of 5 stars

Super reliable, sad to trade in for AWD car

cadyn, 07/17/2013
2006 Toyota Matrix XR 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
25 of 27 people found this review helpful

I bought by 2006 Matrix XR new and have loved every day of owning it. I've never had any mechanical problems, just kept up with regular oil changes (full synthetic) religiously and regular maintenance. Had a main computer issue in 2008/9, but was covered under warranty and was replaced. Fairly inexpensive upkeep. Excellent cargo space, much bigger inside than it seems! I've been able to fit bicycles, chairs, tables... (not all at once of course). Great for road trips, averages almost 30 mpg highway. Could have better lumbar support. Not great pickup when accelerating uphill, but no complaints. I love this car and am so sad to have to trade it in for an AWD vehicle for my mountainous terrain!

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5 out of 5 stars

I Love My Matrix

Heather, 08/01/2008
2006 Toyota Matrix XR 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
7 of 7 people found this review helpful

I bought my Matrix Certified Used from my local Toyota dealer almost a year ago and I am loving my Matrix! The cargo room is awesome (we like to fold down the back seats and sleep in there on camping trips) I have been so thankful to have the cargo room because I have needed it many times! The gas mileage is AMAZING! It has plenty of pep but as other reviewers mention a little more power would be nice at times. I think the new 2009 model is cool looking but after taking a look at the dealer I think I like my 2006 better, the new one seems like they got cheap with the materials a bit. The nice shiny gauge and stereo display are now a faux silver plastic, and overall it does not seem as solid

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