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2006 Toyota Matrix

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Information shown for entry-level Wagon.

Fuel Economy:
City 25/Hwy 31/Comb 27 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.8 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Canada

2006 Toyota Matrix Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 561 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

Bought new in 2003 I have loved it since

By on Saturday, July 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 171,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Very reliable. great on gas."

Cons: "At 2003 it seems out dated."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I love my Matrix. Owned it since 2003 and have not had any major issues. I got over 171000 on it since July 15 2016 and it purrs like a kitten. I am thinking of trading it in but I am too attached to it. A fellow who is from Puerto Rico tells me that they love these cars there, They hookem up for racing. The 1.8 engine is very popular. Super reliable. I just hate to let it go. OK that's it I am keeping it and giving it a fresh pain job and I am going to give it a fast and furious look and park it in my garage. LOVE IT !!!"

My favorite!

By on Friday, May 27, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,950

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: "Great gas, lots of trunk space and compartments"

Cons: "No arm rest, airbag recall"

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

"I bought this car used in 2008 and have not had any major issues with it. It eats snow for breakfast and the only things I have had done is regular oil changes, new battery three years ago, new tires. I use it mostly for local driving for my job and I did want a Corolla wagon and this works just fine for me. I wish Toyota still made them! A friend liked mine so much she bought the newest model."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Original owner. New tires and brakes.

By on Monday, May 23, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 122,153

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Nicely maintained. Clean inside and out."

Cons: "Small paint chips."

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

"Original owner. New tires and new brakes 6 months ago. Recent oil change and air filter. Dark blue color. This was my wife's car and mainly driven back and forth to work. No rust. Waxed once a year. Oil changes every 3000 to 5000 miles. Kept in garage. Currently has 122,153 miles."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

309K miles and still chugging

By on Sunday, February 28, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 309,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Extremely relieable, great value, good pep / mpg"

Cons: "It's not a Corvette."

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

"At 309,000 miles I've only had a few mechanical issues; muffler, serpentine belt, and oil pressure switch (just recently). I change oil and other required fluid religiously. I try to wash it as soon after it's taken on salt from a snowfall. Basically, I take care of it and it pays big dividends. The exterior paint looks fantastic...no rust. Due to robust steel, door dings are minimized. The interior looks more like 3-5 yrs old; not 11 years. The fabric on seats has worn extremely well. This car has always had very good pep. My daughter drives a 3 yr old Fit and my 11 yr Matrix will clobber her Fit from a dead-stop. I would highly recommend buying one of those Matrix's for sale with 100K to 150K miles as long as the owner can prove they've taken care of it."

12 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Love, love, love my Matrix!

By on Monday, February 15, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

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
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great gas mileage, unbelievable cargo space"

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

"This car is a honey! I've been driving it since October, 2005, when it was new. It has proven dependable, even in Wisconsin's harshest winters. It handles well, is pretty comfy for what it is, and has the most amazing cargo space for a car it's size. You will not believe what will fit back there! And it gets great gas mileage. My husband scoffed when he first saw the Matrix, but he has become a believer. He is 6', and a bit hefty, yet has more than enough head and shoulder room. I can't say enough about the Matrix...it is great value for the money, well built...and is really cute, too!"

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

I have loved my Matrix

By on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 131,000

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
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "affordable, fuel efficient, utilitarian"

Cons: "Not a sporty vehicle"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I have had my 2004 Matrix for over 6 years now. I have loved this car and I am disappointed that newer version of the Matrix don't quite live up to the model I own. It is about time for me to get something a little newer. I am hesitant because this Matrix has been so reliable, fuel efficient, and utilitarian for my needs."

9 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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