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An efficient compromise
By Buckeye on
Vehicle2007 Toyota Matrix XR 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
ReviewI agree with the previous review that the Matrix is possibly the best compromise in size, comfort, fuel economy and handling. Zippier than the bigger beast I drove before, but definitely not the greatest sports-car handling. Love the storage and gas mileage. Put my bike in the back on its side with the seats down without removing the front wheel. I upgraded to get the side airbags. Stereo is excellent. Great for mostly city driving, with lots of potholes and stop-and-go driving. Plenty of headroom, but for someone 6'1" I'd rather sit an inch or two lower than the seat will go. Still breaking it in--but I've only filled up the tank once in the past month. THAT I can live with!
Best FeaturesSafety (airbags, antilock brakes), 6-cd stereo, storage and folding seats, automatic headlights, city gas mileage.
Worst FeaturesAllow the seat to be adjusted lower, more adjustment in the steering wheel, heated seats, leather seats, MP3 jack.
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