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?

1,093 views with 7 answers (last answer 8 months ago)

Accelerate Problem

I am using 2003 Toyota matrix but any time I step on the accelerator the car does not go faster at times to the extent that the accelerator will be down but the will not be moving at all.what is...

68 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)
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Changing Instument Cluster On 2003 Toyoyta Matrix

When you change the instrument cluster Does it need to be reprogrammed or is the info in the engine?

65 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)
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What Would Cause My 03 Matrix Engine To Vibrate Only At In Neutral Or Drive...

I have already ruled out the intake manifold by replacing it with the upgraded orange one, have put in a brand new set of Iridium spark plugs a run a full tank of premium gas with injector cleaner add...

210 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)
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Is My Wiper Arm Broken?

One of my windshield wiper arms does not always stat and stop in the same place. If it gets off track, it will sometimes extend past the windshield or it will go to far into the hood. What is broken...

364 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 years ago)