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"
"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."
"bought it used from Toyota dealer with 54K miles on it. Now has 131K, and still feels like a new car.
oil changes, air filters, tires, and a battery. that's all I've put into it.
It's peppy, but surely not a powerhouse."