"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."
Cons: "Original tires were shot after 25,000 miles"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I have 197000 on this car and until recently had only replaced front brakes and battery. I get around 30-32 mpg on combined city/highway driving. The cargo space is great, especially with the back seats being folded. Sorry to see they will stop importing to USA."
"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"