I recently purchased my Toyota Matrix. Its such a good car. I have 2 girls, a 7 and 4 year old, we have to have room for all their belongings and this car is roomy and the hatch/trunk is awesome! Lots of room back there. We love the color, the way it drives, the sound is amazing and it came with a 5 disc in dash changer. Super awesome. One thing we love and is unique, car has a regular car charger portal, but also an electric outlet, so i can charge my cell and the children can plug their regular chargers for their DS's and stuff. Love it!! Another great thing, the front passenger seat folds, so when I put the A/C, i fold the seat and the children can feel the A/C a lot better. We love our car. Couldn't be happier with it.
I was driving a Toyota Yaris for the gas mileage after having driven a plush Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. I missed the great stereo, the arm rest and automatic steering and great brakes. I loved the hatchback for carrying things and I found all of these things in the Matrix. It is roomy, and it is comfortable to drive and to ride in, plenty of room for everyone. The gas mileage is almost as good. The Matrix does not jump off the starting line like the Stick Shift Yaris, but it is a comfortable and safe feeling ride.
After buying the car at first we were happy with it. About 2 weeks after buying the car we started having problems with the transmission. We took it back to the dealer and they replaced the whole clutch system. Then after we picked it up out of the shop about 1 week later we found that it was very hard to start the car because you have to press the clutch down all the way to the floor to start the car. After driving the car for about another week it was hard to start out in first gear and when you shirt from 1st to 2nd gear it is fine.and so on. So far it has been very disapointing because the problem is still not fixed. Other than that the car is great it could use a few more horses under the hood cause i think it lacks in that area but i guess i have to remember its not a 68 firebird with a 400 bigblock LOL.