Leather Seats, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input, Rear Spoiler, Alloy Wheels, Overhead Airbags
4 Cylinders, 2WD, 2.4L Engine, Manual 5 Speed Transmission, 100K Miles, White/Gray
Sunroof(s), Auxiliary Audio Input, Rear Spoiler, Alloy Wheels, Side Airbags, Air Conditioning
4 Cylinders, 2WD, 2.4L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 99K Miles, Gray/Black
Sunroof(s), JBL Sound System, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input, Rear Spoiler, Overhead Airbags
4 Cylinders, 2WD, 2.4L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 50K Miles, Gray/Gray
I went into the dealership ready to buy a Camry when I saw the Toyota Matrix in the showroom. I was looking for a car around $16,000 and provided good gas mileage. What made me buy the Matrix was its good gas mileage and practicality. I often have to deliver luggages from the airport and with the back seats down, this hatchback can easily fit in about 8 bags. I was surprised to find I could put skiis in the back, the room is that big. The car handles well and its acceleration is good for a 4 cylinder. I am appreciating the good gas mileage and it it is stylish. For someone 6', the car is very easy to get in and out of. I would have liked to have more leg room. I find I can't quite stretch my legs out like in other full size cars. I've had this car for 2 months now and so far it appears to have been an excellent purchase for the money.
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.
Comfy , amazing gas mileage , good trunk space , easy access in and out .