Compartments will not stay shut. Model year 2004 Year of manufacture 2004 First year of ownership 2004 Most recent year of ownership 2005 Engine and transmission 1. The car is so great, I guess I'm going to tolerate it. The Matrixs backseat space beats the Corollas, and headroom is better than the low roofline suggests. Pontiac has a related Vibe model. Don't Know Review Date: 18th February, 2004 I might suggest a minivan with large trailering mirrors.
Back seats are comfortable for almost anyone. It has everything I need and more in space, power, maneuverability and options. High headroom and flexible seating positions are among the Matrixs most notable attributes. The car is very stable at high speeds, but it's a little bit noisy as well. On the down side, rear visibility is limited by the narrow window and intruding headrests, the intrument panel is deep set and difficult to see from some angles twice now I've missed the empty on light! Exterior The Matrix most resembles a small wagon. I always thought that comfort comes with premium makes for a premium price. Matrix is targeted at younger buyers who want a vehicle with a sporty image and high functionality.
With its high roofline, the Matrix offers plenty of headroom for tall drivers and passengers. Head room comes naturally for the high-roof Matrix. I bought it used with 20K on it. If the interior fit for compartments need tuning, you might see the dealer. Auto xmission, it gets 30mpg average. It comes with 16-inch alloy wheels and anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution.
General Comments: A car is only as good as the manufacturer will back it up. . This left a gaping hole with the buttons dangling by their wires. To me it's one of the most comfortable cars save for 1997-2001 Camry that I've ever driven. In a way, its looks have improved with age. Faults: Nothing has gone wrong so far.
A Power Package includes remote keyless entry and power windows and locks. By Steve I really like this car, and wish Toyota hadn't given up on it. Yes Review Date: 31st August, 2011 Faults: I am not sure any one can help me. Rating Says It All — purchased vehicle used in 2006. Matrix is targeted at younger buyers who want a vehicle with a sporty image and high functionality. I would never think of including seats in a review.
I have nothing to say regarding mechanical behaviour of the car, just because there is nothing to say. At lower revs the engine delivers no more performance than the stock 130-horsepower engine, so you need to keep it wound up in the upper part of the rev range to tap into its performance. It is comfortable, very practical, parts are cheap, and there is enough power on tap for overtaking when required. The Matrix also shares much in common with the Pontiac Vibe. Shifter placement is great; right beside the steering wheel. No Issues — Great value.
Lots of room for travel or relocating Primary Use: Family transportation Clutch Problems — I bought the car brand new and in 4 years I have had to change the clutch twice. Show full review Vehicle Overview Toyota introduced its youth-focused Matrix as an early 2003 model. I just had to change them. Its a car that gets attention. Shorter passengers sitting in the rear seats might find the view slightly claustrophobic due to the small side windows. Built on a Corolla platform, the Matrix uses a MacPherson strut suspension up front and the front-wheel- drive model gets a twist beam in the rear. Under 6000 rpm, it's a quiet, fuel economical Toyota everyone expects.
Standard equipment includes air conditioning with air filtration, intermittent wipers and a cargo cover. Exterior The Matrix most resembles a small wagon. No issues, though the back struts need replacement. Model year 2004 Year of manufacture 2003 First year of ownership 2014 Most recent year of ownership 2015 Engine and transmission 1. Year of manufacture 2004 First year of ownership 2009 Most recent year of ownership 2011 Engine and transmission 1. All in all, it's safe to say that this Matrix, is your run of the mill middle class 'average Joe' car. I drove it to 209,000 miles and it was still going.
Summary Toyota Matrix is a sporty wagon that offers utility and style at an affordable price. On my first I averaged 34 mpg hwy. Car would be faster at start. We're not sure whether the acronym will catch on, but the Matrix appears to have caught on. The driver seat is very comfortable, there is a large space for legs for both seats in the front and rear. The seat gets a little hard on the derriere on long trips. Cargo volume with the seats folded down totals 53.
The five-seater better accommodates four adults — with the possibility for a petite person or child to be the third on the back bench. I used it as a commuter car, but it became my small utility van on the weekend for home projects. Regular service maintenance and no major repair costs. I have disk problems in my lower back, so I really appreciate a car that's easy to get in and out of, and this is it! So you need to wind it up before shifting into the next gear to enjoy good acceleration performance. The higher the price of gas, the higher the price of buying these used. I did change spark plugs replaced with factory originals when I purchased it.