2006 Toyota Matrix User Reviews

2006 Toyota Matrix Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
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"big space" 2 reviews
CONS
"window" 2 reviews

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Ahmad writes:
2006 Toyota Matrix 4 Dr XR Review
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4

Pros

its a very easy car to drive
very fuel efficient
A car that will get you from point A to B easily and enjoyable car to drive

Cons

doesn't have a lot of power acceleration is weak sometimes you have to force it to go faster.
made out of plastic cheap material on the inside
very basic and  has no AUX input

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It Is A Basic Car Has Everything You Need But Not Everything You Would Want — I like this car simply because its a compact hatch back and it is very easy to drive and you don't have too many blind spots and maintenance is very cheap and it gets almost 30mpg so theres some of the highlight of that.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Derek writes:
2006 Toyota Matrix 4 Dr XR Review
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nice and runs smooth

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too much blindspots

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... — Good: saves gas, good performance, alot of room, light on insurance, delivers good power, great handling, comfortable seats, affordable car, etc... Bad: too much blindspots, crappy manfactured front windows(easily chipped or cracked) Other: better than a goddam Civic/Accord.... for people that hate civics or accords like i do, loves to smoke them with a car like the matrix(or any other cars)

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DrV writes:
2006 Toyota Matrix 4 Dr XR AWD Review
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Great little car. Reliable and the cabin seems spacious for a compact. I like the interior and the flexible space in the back has proven useful when transporting items from stores. I like that it has "pep." That is, I usually can lead traffic even when I'm not pressing the gas pedal hard. The normal mode on the car is Overdrive and that may have something to do with it. I just know I like it. I think the car is pretty. So it seems more like a chick car. But I have seen men drive it.

Cons

It's hard for me to say because I really have enjoyed this car so much. People have said that there was a lot of cabin noise, but I don't really notice it.

DrV
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Great Little Car — Terrific gas mileage. I never worry about gas prices. It has 138 hp which may seem underpowered for some, but I think this car has a lot of pep. The cabin seems spacious for a compact car. It is easy to park. Very low maintenance costs. I paid for the servicing from the dealer which seemed costly, but no major repairs. I really like the car, so it's hard to find the negatives. It serves me well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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CashDog writes:
2006 Toyota Matrix 4 Dr Base Review
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Hatchback style and fold down rear seats alllow carrying "stuff."

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Ordinary looking, rattles in windows, doors

CashDog
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Useful — This is outiftted to tow behind my RV, and it does a good job in that capacity. It is stick shift, which is a pain in city traffic. Good power, good braking, good visabilitiy. It's a nice little car, and very useful to tow along.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Beckster99 writes:
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Great Gas mileage, fun to drive

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nothing

Beckster99
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Zippy Ride — This is a great fun car to drive, awesome gas mileage. Perfect for a small family, student or just about anyone! You can't go wrong with a fun zippy ride for the right price! Has a lot of cargo space too

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matthew writes:
2006 Toyota Matrix 4 Dr XRS Review
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Great on gas it pick up speed fast when need. Lots of room sound system good very reliable.

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Cant think of one

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Great Car For A Family — Great for highway ride. I travel 60 miles to work 5 days a week for 3 years never gave me a problem. Gas and Gear shifting is great with a manual handles very well on a clear day or threw rain,sleet or snow. Great for the family. Grade A

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lisa writes:
2006 Toyota Matrix 4 Dr Base AWD Review
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Great design, roomy

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Won't accelerate but will decelerate

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Roomy But Too "weak" — Comfortable. Great family car. Good for road trips. Cool appearance. But won't accelerate too much, will slow down pretty quickly.

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Nina writes:
2006 Toyota Matrix 4 Dr XR Review
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sleek looking

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not leather seats

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Matrix For Life. — The car looks very sleek. I have had it compared to the look of a lexus! It drives very well and the hatchback is very useful. It is the perfect car. It isn't tiny but not huge. I can comfortably seat 5 or put the back seats down and fit a lot of stuff in the back. The price is also very reasonable.

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Fantastic Vehicle — Pros: I got 35 mpg on a highway trip and 27-30 mpg around town. It's quick, roomy, and fun to drive. Cons: Steering wheel does not come up high enough, slightly noisy (common with all 4 cylinder cars though), CD player does not play some home made CDs

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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kayeed44 writes:
2006 Toyota Matrix 4 Dr XR Review
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Roomy and problem free

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Tight for six footer and a little noisy for highway travel

kayeed44
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Great For What We Use It, Shopping And Short Trips — Versatile, problem-free and economical city transport. Perfect for shopping and short trips. Large items are no problem. Rear hatchback window opens so long items can be secured without damaging the interior of the vehicle. The only option that should be standard is the cargo net, use it for EVERYTHING from eggs to flowers. Ed

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2005 Toyota Matrix Reviews

Best Gas Saver Car!!! By Fue_1882

I love that it only takes $30 or less to fill up the tank. $10 fill up can take me very far. A/C is always cold. Not much maintenance to worry about. Oil change don't have to be changed until ever... Read More

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2007 Toyota Matrix Reviews

Very Good By Oregonian

Overalll the Matrix was a good car that served us well for the 7 years we owned it. We had no complaints about it except for road noise. It was easy to drive and park. The mileage was decent. It ... Read More

Versatility Wins On Performance By Denis

Got this car although it was not one of my top choices and I'm glad I got convinced! Best versatility and style in it's class in my opinion. Cheap'esk to drive but offers enough fun even for a Toyota.... Read More

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2008 Toyota Matrix Reviews

I Really Enjoy My Matrix By RobertOMalley

I enjoy my Matrix. This is my first car. I am upset that they have decided to discontinue the model. I believe they are making a mistake unless they replace it with something similar. We will see what... Read More

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Drove this car on a daily basis for close to 5 years. It was a wonderful handling car with plenty of room for the family but enough pep to keep me happy. Fuel mileage was about 29MPG overall, which ... Read More

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