"Approaching 91,000 miles on the vehicle and it still has it's original brakes. Had it checked out at last oil change and was told we still have 10K miles to go. Gets 27 in the city and 31 on the highway and does not burn oil.
Used to do construction and with the fold down seats I was able to get 8 5-gallon pales of paint or 8 80lb bags of cement in the vehicle with no problem.
Highly recommend this vehicle. I would buy a Toyota again in a heartbeat"
"We fit an 8ft christmas tree into the matrix and still had two people belted in seats to ride home. Excellent gas mileage, and interrior space for a compact car. The only downfall is getting on and off major highways where you have to get up to at least 65mph relatively quickly, but it is made up for in gas mileage!"
"3 years ago I bought a 2004 XR 5 speed with 5,000 miles on it (lease return). Mileage has been great (still 30mpg city) although not a lot better on highway. I change the oil and rotate the tires religiously and haven't had any problems after 61,000 miles. I wish it wasn't so noisy and it could be more comfortable on long trips, but overall a good deal for the money."