I bought the Matrix last week to be the primary car for my wife and three year-old daughter. We've already had a good chance to break it in on a seven hour road trip for a family reunion, as well as testing out the typical daily commute. We consistently achieved 30mpg on the highway with the A/C blowing and cruise control set on 74mph. The car handles well in traffic and on open road. The ride is fairly smooth, although uneven sections of road seem to be particularly annoying in this car. Bumps are noticeable, but not so much that they're unpleasant. Cargo space and even legroom seem to be sufficient for all of our needs. Storage space in the console is limited, but a huge glove compartment compensates for that. Cup holders are limited (2 in the back and only "bottle holders" in the front) but who buys a car for cup holders? I have to admit that the driver's seat did get a bit uncomfortable after hours on the road, but for normal daily operation it should be fine. I feel secure with my family in this car day in and day out. The Toyota quality and the safety specifications are reassuring. It's also pretty sporty looking in a "sundance orange" color. My wife is thrilled with the car and hopefully will be expressing her gratitude for a long time to come.
I love my car!! The whole experience of test driving cars, making my selecting and subsequently purchasing the car was a very pleasant exerience. I had adequate contact with my sales team and they were ready to answer my questions in a way I could understand. The value for the money was more than I expected. I love my Matrix. It is a little bit sporty and a little bit flashy (the color is red} and just right for me. I love my car!! Carmax was a great experience for me. I would recommend them to anyone loking for a car. I love my car!!!
I bought this car for the second car that my wife could go to the market and pick my daughter up. It has cute out features. It is enough for the commute and going to the market. But it has two main problem. The first is noise. When I drive this car at over 40 miles, I couldn't talk with someone easily inside this car. The second is it's performance. It's official maximum speed is 120 miles, but it's real maximum speed is 80. And reached 80 really slowly. Anyway, this car is cheap, and has a good appearance.