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Still loving it
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By Ed
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2006 Toyota Matrix Wagon XR 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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Had my Matrix for almost 3 yrs. and still loving it. Do it yourself maintenance it's easy on it. Wife loves the AWD cause it kicks on Chicago's snowy streets. All around room and versatility also great. Very reliable, car feels as solid as it did on day one.


Best Features

AWD, plenty of room for its size, folding seats and versatility.


Worst Features

Outside heated mirrors for the snow belt. Telescopic steering wheel. It would be nice if trailing edge of quarter panel windows pop open, like they do in minivans, to get a nice airflow even if they're manual.


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2006 Toyota Matrix
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By Joyce
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2006 Toyota Matrix Wagon XR 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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Great car. Not my first Toyota and won't be my last. A little over a year after purchase the computer had to be replaced, but Toyota knew about the problem and the work was done free. This car has all the conveniences of a station wagon but it's small and easy to maneuver.


Best Features

The fact that the front passenger seat also folds down to line up with the backs seats when they're folded down. This allows for being able to put something a bit larger in the car. Sun roof is also great for that purpose. Through the sun roof is how I brought an area rug home from Home Depot.


Worst Features

Make the seat belt warning signal a little less annoying.


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Past my expectations
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By really surprised
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2006 Toyota Matrix Wagon XRS 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


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Bought to save gas on average 32 miles to a gallon, like the 6 speed transmission, family loves loves interior layout. First Toyota ever purchased dealer and car still surprises me with the level of excellence shown. I usually drive a crew f250 super duty, I can park this Matrix any where! It handles great around turns and very quite till the moon roof opens.


Best Features

6 speed, interior layout, moon roof, handling, comfortable, fun to drive


Worst Features

Better stereo, I have the jbl 6 disk, but no mp3 input or player.


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Matrix AWD
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By Steve
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2006 Toyota Matrix Wagon XR 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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This is my wife's car and she loves it. It is great around town, nimble, solid. She picked it mainly because of the hatchback and fold flat rear seats which are very nice. Great for golf clubs. Now has 25K miles and we did have a check engine light that required replacement of an oxygen sensor under warranty. One thing that I consider a defect was the factory tires. The front left tire wore on one side enough to require replacement after only 15K miles!!! Of course they wouldn't honor anything since they were not rotated every 5K miles. Replaced all 4 tires and had the front end aligned and it was very close to in specs so don't know what caused the tire wear.


Best Features

Hatch and fold flat rear seats, handling.


Worst Features

Move seat belt anchor point higher, it if very hard to get on. Get rid of that awful seat belt alarm that goes on and on anytime the car moves without being buckled in. Better ergonomic cruise controls on the steering wheel. A 2.5 liter motor!


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Great little car
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By Bill
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2006 Toyota Matrix Wagon XR 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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I've been very happy with this car. Very reliable and easy to maintain. I do my own car maintenance and I really like how things are laid out under the hood. Ideal for my family of four.


Best Features

We like the automatic lights and the exterior temperature gauge.


Worst Features

The dash is difficult to view and the recessed instrument panel is difficult to keep clean.


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