Great gas Milage 29.5 in the city, Excelent cornering, smooth ride. The only problem I have had with it is the Birds seem to want to white wash my red car.
Great budget vehicle
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.