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Toyota Matrix Questions
Why Does It Feel Like My Car Is Grinding When My Car Slows Down?
My car feel like it is grinding when I slow down and then while it runs at slow speeds. I do not hear a grinding noise, I feel it in the pedals and in the cabin. My first thought was the brakes pads...
Why Is My Car Grinding While I Drive?
My car sounds like I have metal to metal contact. It sounds a lot like braking with worn out brake pads. I get this grinding noise when the car is in motion. The noise starts at first when I brake b...
My Matrix Has Fujitsu Ten Radio, Some Body Know If The Steering Wheel Contr...
Where Is The Sunroof Motor Located In A 2003 Toyota Matrix?
it just opens and closes, does not tilt?
Driver Side Water Running On Me From Where The Felt And Plastic Meet On The...
I have a 2006 MatrixXR which is leaking streams of water on me, when or after, it rains. After having the drains on the sunroof blown out twice, I ordered a sunroof seal from Toyota, and had it put on...
About the Toyota Matrix
The Matrix is Toyota's foray into the nascent "CUV" segment: Car Utility Vehicles. As the name suggests, the Matrix is a mixture of coupe, hatchback, and SUV elements.
The Matrix was introduced in 2003, and took the place of the Corolla wagon, which was retired in 1997. It provides increased storage space and length when compared to a coupe or hatchback, but doesn't ride as high as an SUV, so it's not as prone to rollovers. As expected, fuel economy is somewhere in the middle between the great results of the compact coupes and the relatively worse fuel economy usage of many SUVs.
The Matrix is actually a collaboration between Toyota and General Motors. The GM version is the Pontiac Vibe, which looks quite different from the Matrix, but the two cars are very similar mechanically.
The Matrix is marketed to a younger consumer. So far, sales have been strong and the Matrix is frequently seen on the road.