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2004 Toyota Matrix

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Information shown for entry-level Wagon.

Fuel Economy:
N/A
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.8 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Canada

2004 Toyota Matrix Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 535 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

this car is very easy to drive for women

By on Friday, January 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 136,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Very easy and fun to drive"

Cons: "I really dont have any"

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

"Women who want a nice looking car, this is the one, Very nice size, not too big or too small. and if you keep it serviced regularly it will run for years to come. A very dear friend told me once, If I take care of my car, my car will take care of me. And I found That to be a very true statement. Thanks KIM from Chicago"

Great Car Still Going Strong

By on Saturday, January 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 267,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Comfortable and reliable"

Cons: "Plastic exterior pieces that don't last"

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

"I bought this used in 2003 with 11,000 miles on it, and it now has over 267,000 miles on it and still runs great. I have had no problems with the engine or transmission, and the interior has held up very well. My only pet peeves were the cheap plastic bumper extensions on the front and back that served no purpose other than for looks, and which all fell off eventually. The only issue I have had on an ongoing basis has been the difficulty in maintaining properly balanced tires for some reason. If you don't stay on top of it aggressively you end up with terrible front end vibration that wears the tires out very rapidly. The interior was well thought out, and I especially like the circular heater vents which enable me to direct air anywhere I want easily. Also like the inclusion of the outside air thermometer in the dash so I can keep track of when roads are likely to be freezing over. For a small car, there is an amazing amount of space in the back with the seat folded down, and it has done a good job of carting kids to college and back with all their stuff!"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Thought I'd love it but I only like it

By on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 61,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "comfortable, easy to change from seats to cargo"

Cons: "not good on ice, instrument panel difficult to rea"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Dashboard instrument panel is difficult to read during the daylight. Does NOT do well on ice. Seats sit nice and high for good visibility. Love the cargo space it has. Nice that the hatch window opens for hauling. Cute car"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Glad to have owned one

By on Sunday, November 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 180,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Roomy, handles well, seats fold flat in back"

Cons: "A little bit chintzy and plastic interior-wise"

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

"The car was used for my delivery job. The flat seat fold-down feature was the initial selling point, but I quickly appreciated its handling after the first drive on a country road. I passed it on to my kids, and if the the little swine had not let it run dry of oil, they'd probably still be driving it today!"

11 people out of 19 found this review helpful

Great car for the money

By on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 116,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Unfortunately this model is no longer manufactured"

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

"Great car but did have trouble with the front skirting. It came loose three times. Once with no apparent reason, once after being backed into fairly lightly and once after hitting a bump in the road. Two of the three times portions of it needed to be replaced costing a total of $500 ($250 each time). Otherwise no real problems that were not covered by warranty."

13 people out of 18 found this review helpful

It's just a Corolla Wagon

By on Saturday, November 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 62,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable, Great Gas Mileage, lots of room"

Cons: "None really"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Meaning, it is a very reliable car. I get 34mpg even with the Automatic. Plenty of room. My only gripe was when I put Studded Snow tires on. I just didn't trust it. Solved that by going to the Studless Alternative Snow tire, Toyo Observe. Problem solved. I hope it lasts the 18 years like the last Corolla Wagon I had."

10 people out of 16 found this review helpful

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