2005 Toyota Matrix Review

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2005 Toyota Matrix XRS

2005 Toyota Matrix XRS

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While the sporty and versatile compact Matrix wagon shares platforms, powertrains, and components with the Pontiac Vibe, it includes its own distinctive exterior and interior styling treatments. Available in either front- or all-wheel drive, the Matrix's comes with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 130 horsepower in the base model and 123 horses in XR trim, and can be fitted to either a five-speed manual (with front-drive models) or a four-speed automatic transmission. The top XRS model comes with a more-satisfying 173-horsepower version of the 1.8-liter engine and offers a six-speed manual transmission. Split-folding rear seats with ample tie-down locations and assorted storage areas and bins add to the Matrix's inherent utility. Standard features include anti-lock brakes with brakeforce distribution, air conditioning, and a CD stereo; a satellite navigation system is among the vehicle's many options. Few alterations are expected for 2005.

 

 

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November 14, 2016
2005 Toyota Matrix 5-Door Wagon STD Automatic (SE)

I love my matrix, and have over 180,000 miles on it.

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My matrix was great when I worked in home health care and when I needed to transport things like a dresser for the furniture business I started in retirement. It was perfect for the grandchildren as they grew... + More »
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July 4, 2015
For 2013 Toyota Matrix

I would buy a new one if they still made it.

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I love my Matrix. Its cool, its blue, it can seat 5 adults, carry lumber or a surfboard. Seats fold down, and I have actually been able to sleep in it. I wish they still made em, because I would be ready for a... + More »
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June 25, 2015
For 2013 Toyota Matrix

Economical sporty car aat good price

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Our Matrix is a neat little car with good handling.
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October 20, 2016
2012 Toyota Matrix 5-Door Wagon Automatic S FWD (Natl)

Sold as a touring model but do not believe it for a second it is not capable

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I purchased my matrix to be an adventure touring car to haul two people bikes kyaks' roof box for skis and travel extended distances . It is a Canadian package sold as a touring model . It has the factory roof... + More »
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April 6, 2016
2012 Toyota Matrix 5-Door Wagon Automatic L FWD (SE)

Gooc car ,but the 1.8 L realy doesn't anny power for the hyway, just 5o comute from point a to point b around town, it's ok

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IT'S A REALY GOOD CAR, BUT I JUST CAN'T LIVE WHIT THE 1.8L. IT SRARES MY ON THE HYWAY WHEN YOU NEED TO PAST AN OTHER VEHICULE YOU ALMOST NEED AN APPOINTMENT AND I FIND IT DANGERUS.AND THAT WHIL MAKE ME GET... + More »
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April 20, 2015
For 2011 Toyota Matrix

Very good, reliable and versatile vehicle.

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Bought this FWD model new from a dealer. A bit disappointed in its fuel economy (posted fuel economy numbers for new cars in Canada are fictitious) but the vehicle has performed well in every other respect. It... + More »
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December 6, 2015
For 2009 Toyota Matrix

Big disappointment

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I owned 2005 matrix and I thought the thing was bulletproof. Foolishly upgraded to a 2009 and I've been kicking myself ever cents. I have owned six Toyotas in my life. Two I hung onto for 10 years each.do I... + More »
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August 1, 2015
2009 Toyota Matrix 5-Door Wagon Manual FWD (Natl)

suited our needs easy to get into

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disappointed with quality. Back wheels had to be hammered off to change wheels. this was at the dealer and said was normal. Back brakes needed changing at 40M km then front brakes at 50M km. After brake change... + More »
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July 6, 2016
2007 Toyota Matrix 5-Door Wagon Manual STD (Natl)

Economical and reliable

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Aside from the original battery which died after 36 months, this car has been trouble free since we got it in March 2007. While aceleration is not it's biggest asset, it can hold its own. It's very nimble and... + More »
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November 13, 2015
For 2004 Toyota Matrix

I wish they still made them with a few improvements: side airbags, automatic, and all-wheel drive.

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I opted to buy this car because of its "green" rating. It has been and continues to be a great investment. Over the years though, I've gotten tired of shifting. And, I worry about not having side airbags. I... + More »
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