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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 556 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

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."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Best car I have ever owned!

By on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 132,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I love this car! Fun to drive, versatile, dependable, and such a faithful workhorse! I love the way it looks even after 14 years (bought in Feb.'02). Seldom in the shop except for a few old-car repairs. It has pulled my teardrop trailer faithfully throughout New England. With back seats almost always down, it can carry all my garden tools, groceries and camping gear. Did I say how much I've loved this car! Will push it to 15years if I can, and I'm going to hate parting with it."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Love My Car

By on Saturday, November 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 92,000

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

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

"I have owned this car since it's birth (2003). I have kept up all services and it has treated me well. I hope to have it for another 10 years."

3 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Super reliable so far

By on Thursday, October 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 141,000

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
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Reliable, handsome, + rear legroom and cargo area"

Cons: "lower mileage and greater road noise at +75mph"

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

En route home from Boston and NY

"We bought this used, 3 yrs/45 K miles ago. It had blemishes typical of use on rural KS rock roads, and the dealer had just had to replace the catalytic converter. We had a full history on it because the only previous owner was a nearby city, and it never needed any non-routine maintenance until the catalytic converter at 94K miles. It had cheap tires, which we replaced last year with 85K mile Goodyear Assurances (money well spent!). Otherwise, all we have ever had to do beyond routine maintenance was replace the battery recently (it was the original battery). An original selling point for us was that this has more back seat leg room than Mazda 3s and other similar cars. There's nothing very fancy about this car but it has decent power when you want it and it and decent handling. Although this gets well over 30mpg mileage at Eastern highway speeds, it needs high RPMS for our +75mph Western highways and mileage drops into the low 20s. Also, at high speeds this car allows a great deal of road noise into the cabin, even with great tires."

11 people out of 14 found this review helpful

En route home from Boston and NY

Great Small car

By on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 169,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great car and very economical"

Cons: "The suspension could have been a little better!"

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

"This car has been a great car! I have had it for 8 years and only had to do normal maintenance to it. Haven't even changed spark plugs (although I was getting ready to! I loved mine and called her "Betsy"!!"

10 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Best vehicle ever!

By on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 275,000

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: "Fun sporty car"

Cons: "Not enough trunk space"

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

"I've had this car for almost 2 years now and its it's pretty close to 275,000 miles on it! I've have hardly any problems with it and almost the parts are still originals from the factory."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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