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Review Driven it for 2 weeks and it's OK so far. 1) It has adequate acceleration despite having only a 1.8L engine (no cargo/people). 2) Dashboard gauges OK except reading speed gets a little fuzzy when between 60 & 80 (only in increments of 20) so you may have to glance at it more then once (distracting) if you don't want to go over the limit. 3) Location of transmission stick is too close to climate control knobs especially when in park (no hand room) 4) Daylight running headlights (dashboard light) always on which I found annoying/confusing but getting use to. Considering getting it disabled if I go with better bulbs for night driving. 5) Noisy/feel road when driving - tolerable
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What options are available on the 2008 Toyota Matrix?
Available Toyota Matrix 2008 Submodel Types: Hatchback, Wagon
Available Trims: Base, XR, S, XRS, L
Exterior Colors: Radiant Red, Black Sand Pearl, Classic Silver Metallic, Cosmic Blue Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Super White, Lunar Mist Metallic, Silver Streak Mica, Nautical Blue Metallic, Blue Streak Metallic, Sundance Metallic, Indigo Ink Pearl, Phantom Gray Pearl, Shadow Mica
Interior Colors: Dark Charcoal cloth, Ash cloth, Dark Gray cloth, Dark Gray, Stone Gray, Ash premium cloth, Dark Charcoal premium cloth, Stone cloth
Popular Features: Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Tire Pressure Warning, Aux Audio Inputs, AWD/4WD, Stability Control, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Sunroof/Moonroof, Bluetooth, USB Inputs