2003 Toyota Matrix Overview


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2003 Toyota Matrix Overview

Toyota Matrix was introduced in 2003. Based on the Corolla platform, the Matrix filled the hole left behind by the Corolla wagon, which was discontinued in 1997. The Matrix looks like a cross between a hatchback, a station wagon, and an SUV. The interior is spacious, with an ergonomic, well-designed dash typical of Toyotas.

The 2003 Toyota Matrix is available in three trim levels: the standard, the XR, and the XRS. The standard and the XR share the same engine with the Corolla, a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder with 130 horses. All-wheel drive knocks the horsepower down to 123, while the XRS gets 180 horses. Upgrading to the XR gets power windows, mirrors, and locks; a remote key fob; and a rear wiper, while the top-of-the-line XRS comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, anti-lock breaks, and a six-speed manual transmission. The XRS is available only in front-wheel drive. Fuel economy is about 29-34 miles per gallon.

Some drivers like the distinctive look of the 2003 Matrix, while others think it is too trendy or weird. Drivers like the roomy interior, including a generous amount of cargo space, and the fuel efficiency. Some drivers find the red-backlit gauges to be difficult to read in the daylight, and others find the car does not have enough power (with the exception of the XRS.)


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Water Leaks

The floor on the right hand side of the car is always soaking wet. could the sunroof have a leak and water gets in when it rains?

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replaced battery, checked fuses

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Is it safe to drive with the red oil indicator light on to mechanic?

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2003 Toyota Matrix Evaporative System Code Fix

2003 Toyota Matrix evaporative system Code needs to be fixed. Anyone have a link I can go to?

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