2008 Toyota Matrix Top Comparisons

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2008 Toyota MatrixReview
Guru9VGX3G writes:
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Great overall car. Toyota should start making these again. Reliable and very roomy. Very sporty and not an eyesore to look at. Great on mpg. Cons are few . No ABS . No bluetooth and hp is only around 130. (still zippy though).

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GuruRW24B writes:
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I could not compare the Toyota Matrix 2008 to any other car because of my personal experience with the matrix. The reliability of my last 05 Matrix was beyond any car I have ever owned, in my 60 year driving many makes and models. The Matrix is a fantastic car in every aspect of a number one vehicle. Peter H.

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2008 Toyota MatrixReview
jose writes:
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I have one I love it is red & black

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2008 Toyota Matrix BaseReview
RobertOMalley writes:
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I Really Enjoy My Matrix — 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 they unveil.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: 1. Nice modern look.
2. Surprising amount of cargo space.
3. Never has any break downs or mechanical issues.

Cons: 1. Not much power or acceleration.

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2008 Toyota Matrix XRReview
Landon writes:
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Fun Little Commuter Car — 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 was more than enough for me.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great gas mileage, toyota reliability.

Cons: Under-powered.

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2008 Toyota Matrix BaseReview
Mark writes:
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It's Aight. — Performance: Slick handling only in good weather. Tires act like pontoons in rain. Acceleration leaves something to be desired. Braking is good. Build Quality: Have not needed any repairs (except for routine maintenence). However, after having the vehicle, it has already begun to develop a squeaking noise when it idles (eg at traffic lights, in parking lots, etc.). Appearance: It's pretty sharp both interior and exterior, but there is one factor about the inside that I dislike...The speakers are on the floor! It makes the sound quality appear warped. Cost of Ownership: Decent on gas, but it doesn't get the mileage it should (Gauged at 42 MPG, only gets about 35 MPG). It does require an oil change and tire rotation every 6 months. Fun Factor: Yeah, it's a decent car to get around in, although I wouldn't call it "fun" to drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Stylish, decent fuel economy.

Cons: Poor handling in bad weather conditions.

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2008 Toyota Matrix BaseReview
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My Blue Beauty — I love it. It is very comfortable on a long road trip and a great carrier for shopping.

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2008 Toyota Matrix XRReview
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Good Value For The Money — Another great car from Toyota, good performance, interior space and easy manoeuvres

Pros: Toyota car, compact size

Cons: needs AWD edition (now available in 2009 models)

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2008 Toyota Matrix BaseReview
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Great Gas Mileage — I love it, it gets great gas mileage 31 miles to the gallon, it has alot of room....and it handles great sticks to the road...the performance is awesome the brakes work like magic and im just glad i have it....I think i deserve it.

Pros: Gas Mileage, Handling, Spacious

Cons: Day Lights( cant stand them but they are helpful)

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2008 Toyota Matrix XRReview
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My Dad's New Toyota — My dad traded his Ford truck for this since gas keeps getting higher (ugh), I like it, my mom and i took it to G.R. and it handled the freeways and the city just fine. Overall it feels like a very solid and confidant car when your driving it. Definitely would want this over my Civic.

Pros: Surprisingly Spacious on the interior, comfortable seats=good for long trips, gauges are
easy on eyes, (instead of being bright red...Impreza STi...), 35mpg

Cons: umm...well it doesn't have a ton of power, but thats not a big deal
around in the city.

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They are fantastic cars if taken proper care of. Read More

2012 Toyota Matrix Reviews

Review By Guru9CLKV2

So good deal I bought it on site drove it back home just loved it had a 2004 before wanted to stay with matrix Read More

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Good ergonomics, poor visibility to front and to rear due to high dash and wide rear pillars plus hatch. Good gas mileage, with engine a bit busy above 70mph. Good storage room for overall size. Obvio... Read More

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Good Product By Annie

Engine way more powerful than the earlier model. Seat covering not meant for family. It get dirty easily. Fuel economy sensibly same as the 2005 model even with bigger engine. Don't like the sound ... Read More

2010 Toyota Matrix Reviews

Review By Juan

Great car. Great gas mileage. Toyota is a reliable company. Read More

Review By Mary J.

Great overall no frills vehicle...especially like how it handles.... .good value for the money. Read More

2009 Toyota Matrix Reviews

Review By Ovet

Great vehicle over all nice comfy and great space Read More

Review By Guru9VY8DQ

Love it. Roomy. Most comfortable seats Ive ever driven in. Im a tall female and and its hard to find a good fit. Much quieter ride than our 2006 Matrix. Read More

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