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2003 Toyota Matrix

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Information shown for entry-level Wagon.

Fuel Economy:
City 23/Hwy 28/Comb 25 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.8 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Canada

2003 Toyota Matrix Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 548 Ratings for the 2003 - 2008 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.1/10
    Quality
    8.9/10
  • Reliability
    9.3/10
    Performance
    8.7/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

Troublesome indeed

By on Saturday, June 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 168,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Nice size car body"

Cons: "Poor gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"Don't get me wrong, I love my Matrix. It is my first car but I'm pretty sure getting 4 flat tires in 3 months is not luck. My tires and brake pads have given the worst headache ever. Not to mention 4 months ago my original starter for the car went out had to pay $200 for a new one please new brakes, and 4 new tires. I can fill her up with $35.00 but just driving 15 miles to school and back within a week i'm back on E. I wish I had the upgraded version of the car. I love my matrix and I wouldn't want to trade it for the world I just wish i'd stopping breaking down on me."

7 people out of 13 found this review helpful

A wonderful, reliable vehicle!

By on Tuesday, June 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 210,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Reliable. Reliable. Reliable. AWD is outstanding."

Cons: "Ugly. Slightly inconvenient interior controls."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I purchased mine with 160,000 miles, the most I have ever had on a vehicle. Now at 210,000, not sure if it will ever quit! Great gas mileage for an all wheel drive (every tank is 30 mpg - city/highway/doesn't matter). The seats are comfy and the vehicle drives exactly as you would want. The engine gets a bit loud at high revs, but nothing to complain about. Love this car and even though it isn't the best looking, this might have been the best auto purchase I have ever made for value."

10 people out of 16 found this review helpful

Great car for the price!

By on Sunday, May 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 106,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "quick-fun car to drive, hauls all sizes of stuff"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"1. great gas mileage 2. back and front passenger seat fold down which is excellent for hauling all size of things! 3. very reliable for a car under $20,000 4. quick, easy to drive, smooth 5. paint still looks great at 106,000 miles"

3 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Best ever vehicle!

By on Monday, April 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Just a great car!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned the 2003 red Matrix now for 13 years and it has always given me great performance. I have never experienced any mechanical troubles with this vehicle. My highway mileage averages 35 MPH. I like this model of Toyota because it sits higher than the Corolla. The interior seats fold flat and I am able to carry a lot of stuff when I need to. My car has a front low racing profile with fog lights. The tailgate and rear window may be opened separately.I love this vehicle,I might just keep it until it no longer can run safely."

6 people out of 11 found this review helpful

The Matrix has been a disappointment as a AWD!!!

By on Friday, April 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Fair fuel mileage"

Cons: "Very noisy and doesn't perform well as a AWD"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"The Matrix Does not compare to the old Tercel 4x4 in durability or performance. I would not purchase another."

1 person out of 5 found this review helpful

1 owner, low milage, dealer service documented

By on Friday, March 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "1 owner/driver. taken care of"

Cons: "a few minor dents & scratches"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"driving to work 2 miles away, pampered and serviced at dealership. Just passed smog(March 2015). Bought a new car, problem with parking space."

3 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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