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very dependable by arctic driver on 04/28/2011. Trim: 2006 Toyota Matrix XR 4WD, Owned 5 years.
Pros: In 5 years of owning this vehicle I have never had one problem with it. It's good on gas and fairly roomy for a smaller car, comfortable even on long drives.
Cons: It's not a big thing but of course with a small 1.8 litre engine if you have 4 people and luggage loaded you can tell the engine is really working to keep up on hills,etc. But just for everyoday driving it is more than ample powerwise.
Overall review: We really like this car and have told ourselves many times what a good buy it was.
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Great small car with a lot of room by Steve from Indiana on 01/14/2008. Trim: 2006 Toyota Matrix 2WD, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Drives good, Good gas mileage, Plenty of room & Looks good!
Overall review: Would buy another one!
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Great at everything by An MSN Autos Consumer on 10/28/2005. Trim: 2006 Toyota Matrix 2WD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: This car is a great at most everything. Gas mileage, comfort, quality, and even performance. The tie down system in back is really clever too.
Cons: Long shift throws on base model, a little overdone on the plastic on the inside, especially in back.
Overall review: This is a great car for the money and gets great gas mileage!
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2006 Matrix XR by Daryl on 02/02/2013. Trim: 2006 Toyota Matrix XR 2WD, Owned 7 years.
Pros: Extremely reliable and efficient. Better economy than advertised. Versatile hatch/seat configurtion enables large carrying capacity.
Cons: Performance is not great but expected for this type of vehicle.
Overall review: A perfect communter car. Extremely trouble-free and inexpensive to operate. Very roomy for a small car. High seats improve the comfort. Can carry 8ft long objects such as lumber with the hatch closed and passenger seat folded. I have consistantly measured 37-39 mpg over 167,000 miles. Not a race car but a humble car that keeps going and going.
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Well Worth it! by Xocolatl%20-%20Los%20Angeles on 10/25/2012. Trim: 2006 Toyota Matrix 2WD, Owned 4 years.
Pros: I've only changed the oil and done maintenance; nothing else has been wrong with it. It is really roomy for both passengers and luggage/cargo. I love the removable rug in the back and the plastic do it does not get dirty. It's an Element minus the poor gas mileage and a little less cargo room.
Cons: It can be a bit noisy on the highway but that's to be expected. Other than that I have no real complaints.
Overall review: It's a great car, but they are hard to find for a good price used. I got lucky but it was a base model value as well. If you look carefully and are patient you can find a great deal. It is definitely spacious enough to use as a family car. The gas mileage is really good especially on the highway, even with an automatic trans. This car will last a while and it's been GREAT to me. One of the best overall vehicles I have owned. I've owned a Suburban, Tahoe and 4 Runner and this one does everything those did minus moving furniture, but I never did that often enough to justify the expense. I think this is the ideal low gas mileage family fit, which enough flexibility for groceries, soccer balls/baseball bats, luggage etc.
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