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2003 Toyota Matrix XR AWDReview
Dallin writes:
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All Together Awesome Car — acceleration is good braking is awesome and handles like a dream looks awesome and gets farily decent mileage per gallon for being all wheel drive gets about 25 mpg for the city and about 28-30 on the highway. bye

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: all wheel drive for the snow and roomy

Cons: on hills kinda doesn't have power

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2003 Toyota Matrix XRSReview
unrrugbychic writes:
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Fun, Family Friendly, Sporty — Clutch and tires wear a little fast, 28mpg, have had pulley/belt noise from day 1. It's quick, hardy, mechanically wonderful, has never left me stranded. Little plastic things have broken all over inside the car. Ground effex are thrashed from clearance issues. Interior is big enough to move anything and put in lots of extras. I love this car! It hugs the road and the handling is responsive. Glad I bought the XRS. I appreciate that while it lacks a little power, there are many things I can do to this car to make it faster.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Low maintenance, reliable

Cons: Easy to scratch amd ding

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2003 Toyota Matrix XRReview
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Good Companion Overall. — not enough power for real fun drive. should've gotten the xrs, 5 speed manual. the sound proof is not good enough for good quality audio at high speed. got good mileage 25-31, but should've gotten a Honda, just because.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: mileage

Cons: not enough power

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2003 Toyota Matrix XRSReview
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Great Fuel Economy, Fun To Drive, Very Reliable —

Awesome vehicle, 180hp 2ZZ-GE with Yamaha designed heads, 6speed, 40+mpg, Toyota quality. Same drivetrain as on the Celica GT-S. Although the gears are taller due to the larger diameter wheels/tires. Only weighs 2800lbs. Virtually no camber (excellent tire wear because of this), can feel at times like it will slip off the road (though it won't, with 215 tires it will produce .80g). This is especially noticeable with thinner tires (195's). Surprisingly low body roll. Thinner tires also make wheel spin on launch easy. Clutch a cross between newer German cars and 90's Japanese cars. Sits up high like a mini-van. 5'x4' cargo space when rear seats folded down. Engine is almost too quiet at lower rpm's. 6th gear is nice and high, allows for excellent highway mileage. Oil filter is nice and close to the drain plug. Spark plugs are easy to access. Metal Matrix Composite lined cylinder walls (thus the name) and forged internals make the engine extremely durable. 13 gallon tank makes cruising range about 500 miles. Seats and interior panels are very durable. Notes: The XRS is the only trim to have the 2ZZ-GE. 2004 and later models were equipped with smog pumps (takes off about 7hp)(TLEV to ULEV); The 2003 was the only year when the XRS could have had a slushbox.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Performance, Fuel Economy, Reliability

Cons: Unusally reduced camber (not really a con)

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2003 Toyota Matrix XRReview
Oliver writes:
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2003 Toyota Matrix Xr — It is a Toyots so that's a good thing, it is loud on the highway due to no insulation and some parts are real cheap and peeling chipping in the interior, the GM radio is horrible in the 2003 model but improved when they switched to a Toyota radio in newer models.

Pros: low mainteneance

Cons: road noise

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2003 Toyota Matrix XRSReview
Chris writes:
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Lovin' My Toyota Matrix Xrs — Perfomance-high revving and good hp for the size of the car. still adding on the engine. Build- well constructed and plenty of space everywhere Appearance- catching to the eye, looks like a grocery getter but fast enough to take some cars on the road. Fun Factor- really fun to drive, especially in Lift(vvtl-i)

Pros: everything as mentioned above

Cons: lacking in the torque dept. but nothing a s/c or turbo set up couln't take care of.

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2003 Toyota Matrix XRSReview
Eddie writes:
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My Favorite Toyota Yet — 2ZZ-ge motor, 6speed manual some issues with clutch, but not bad and catalytic converter kinda faulty I love the styling, needs some work interior wise with insulation Gas mileage is great, maintenance is minimal very fun to drive and literally has been everywhere from east to the west recommend it to friends it's fun and very reliable

Pros: fun and rare to mod

Cons: not much to say

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2003 Toyota Matrix XRReview
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2003 Matrix Xr — The acceleration is decent.On hot or warm days it takes a little while to get to above 45 mph.Easy handling.Dash board creaks a very little bit.Interior is very spacious and the exterior is very sporty.The only complaint I have is the front end that is very low to the ground.It gets scratched very easy from steep driveways.It does very well on the freeway but above average around town.It is a very fun car to drive.It's very zippy and quick.

Pros: above average on gas, perfect size cabin, comfortable seating, great trunk space, zippy, very sporty

Cons: no power, runs badly on hot days, front end too low to ground gets scratched really easy

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2003 Toyota Matrix FWDReview
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My Favorite Car I've Had- Enter The Matrix!!! — It is roomy enough for camping gear , music equipment or a massage table. The gas mileage is excellent. It is a well built and comfortable car. It handles easily. I just pay for routine maintenance- only problem I've had is with the CD player giving out. I really like this car.

Pros: Gas mileage, space, handling

Cons: Not much

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2003 Toyota Matrix AWDReview
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The Matrix Saved Our Life — I just want you to know this car saved mine and my daughter's life. a Mercedes pulled a U-Turn on a frontage road. There were cars behind and in front of me. A major five car collition. I was pushed into the car infront of me. My car was totaled in front and from behind. We walked from the accident without a scratch. It saved our lives!!!

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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