2010 Toyota Matrixbuddharage - Austin, TX01/10/2011
My fiance and I got the bare-bones Matrix. The ride is a little loud on freeways, but other than that, it's a great value. I'm getting about 30 mpg on average (driving in city and highway).
2006 Toyota MatrixCJ - Columbus, OH01/22/2008
LOVE MY MATRIX! Zippy pickup from stop and quite roomy inside
(Actually can get two carseats and room for another passenger in between in back seat.) Front seat roomy too as my husband is 6'3" and doesn't mind riding in it. Lots of trunk space and with the cargo cover, also secure. Great gas mileage. Have even used the 110v outlet located in the dash to use my laptop occasionally. Only problem I have had is blowing fuses for auxilliary outlet . . was told by the dealer that Motorolla phone chargers were notorious for this. Only thing I would add is automatic hatch release from keyless entry.
2010 Toyota MatrixSpkldgecko - Waxhaw, NC03/24/2012
I love my car. It has all the bells and whistles. It handles great and it is very punchy. I bought the Corolla in 2004 and was really wanting the Matrix and I was kicking myself the whole time that I didn't. Now, I'm glad I did. I drive a lot and spend a lot of time in the car and it is absolutely perfect for me. I have the S package and it has the Camry engine so it has some get up and go and it maneuvers superbly. For a small car, it is quite smooth riding. The only negatives I can say is that the stock stereo isn't that great but its not bad either. And that the hard shell in the back makes things bounce around a little noisier than I like but I put a rubberized liner in it and it quieted it down enough to be bearable.