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2009 Toyota Matrix S FWDReview
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Great Car For A Young Man — its a great sporty car. good gas milage. Not the best for inner city driving. If you are in to sports cars but with a low budget this is the car for you. Lots of space for cargo. Great looker

Pros: great fuel economy

Cons: stick shift manual trans 5 speed

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2009 Toyota Matrix XRS FWDReview
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Good Autocross Car For The Money And Reliability And Gas Milage — not enough power, 5 speed shifts smoothly, xrs suspension handles nicely, kept up with a gti and a wrx hatch in an autocross event, good versatility with fold flat seats and hatch. bose sound system in the xrs trim also sounds very nice with a sub in the trunk.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: fairly good reliable performance, good versatility

Cons: not a performance hatch,

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2009 Toyota Matrix S FWDReview
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Its Fantastic — performance- 0-60 in 7.3sec, it stops, havent slid yet build quality- no reapirs, squeeks, or rattles appearance- i like how the exterior looks, and the interior is nice cost of ownership- 25-30mpg(mostly city driving), jsut oil changes and tire rotations for maitence Fun factor- I enjoy it very much

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: i really like how it looks, quick off the start, good bass, radio controls on the steering wheel, engine sounds impressive

Cons: sits up high, hubcaps are lame, thats all?

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2009 Toyota Matrix XRS FWDReview
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Awesome Vale For Your Money — It's a great car, have only had it for about a month and have had pretty much no problems with it..it's has the 2.4L engine an it's got tons of power, it's good on fuel and great for road trips.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: economical, sporty and fast

Cons: didn't come in V-6 or V-8

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2009 Toyota Matrix FWDReview
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A Matrix For The Masses —

* Performance – acceleration is not extraordinary, but sufficient considering the 1.8L engine. Braking is better than average, smooth, vibration free. Handling is exceptional, though the suspension is not upgraded as in the XRS. * Build Quality – hasn't needed repairs, but it is still quite new. However, Toyota's quality lends itself nicely to trouble free driving. * Appearance – interior styling has definitely improved over past versions. Love the CD/Mp3/WMA player with Auxiliary input jack. The exterior styling has far-surpassed its predecessors. In its first iteration, the Matrix did nothing to entice me (unlike the first Vibe). However, the '09 beats the old Martix and both the new and old Vibe, hands down. * Cost of Ownership – gas mileage seems to be fair. The engine has not fully "broken-in" yet, and mileage should improve notably then, but we still get 30 miles to the gallon. Maintenance does not seems to be much of an issue as of yet. Though dealer service may add up quickly. * Fun Factor – is this car fun to drive? Without a doubt. Top 5 of all the cars I have driven in. 1 - 2000 Honda S2000 2 - Acura Integra Type-R 3 - 1989 Toyota Supra Turbo 4 - Pontiac Vibe GT 5 - 2009 Matrix

Pros: Air, Cruise, Power Windows/Locks, Tilt-Telescopic Steering, Heated Mirrors, CD/Mp3/WMA with Auxiliary Input, 16" Alloys, "Matrix"-etched Scuff Plates, Fog Lights, Hood Deflector, Rear-mounted Spoiler, Auto-off/on Headlights, Comfortable Seats, Driver's Side Height Adjustable Seat, Fits Car Seat and/or Booster Seat In Back, Auto Transmission

Cons: Auto Transmission, Hood Deflector

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2009 Toyota Matrix FWDReview
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The Matrix For The Masses —

We have the base Matrix with Touring Package. Including: 4 spd Auto Transmission, Tachometer, Power Windows & Locks, Key less Entry, Tilt-telescopic steering wheel, Air, Cruise, CD/Mp3/WMA Player with Auxiliary input, Heated Mirrors, Height adjustable driver's seat, scuff plates with Matrix etching, Rear-mounted spoiler, fog lights, hood deflector, splash guards, color keyed door handles, Rust Check included. Acceleration in moderate-good, but nothing like our old Vibe GT, (that car would go 80 Km/h in 1st gear and it was a 6 speed manual). Braking and handling are both very good-excellent. It's a Toyota, so the build quality in never an issue. The appearance, in my opinion, has vastly improved. Where the Vibe was my initial favorite, with the Matrix seeming to conservative (on their inception), the Matrix now wins (in all avenues, for that matter) hands down. Mileage, as of yet is not as good as promised, but we'll see as the engine breaks-in properly. Again, being a Toyota, it is not foreseen that there will be any maintenance issues. This car is definitely fun to drive, the suspension feels tight and easily manageable on these horrible Nova Scotia roads, but not too harsh. This is a perfect car for anyone who has one or two small children. There is plenty of room in the rear passenger cabin to put a booster seat for our oldest, and a "Latch System" removable car seat for our infant. Then, though there is little-to-no no room left in the back seat for passengers, there is plenty of room in the hatch back for all of our supplies for the weekend trips to Grammy and Grampys' house. (i.e. Diapper bag, luggage for 4 people, toys for the baby and toys for big sister and even Daddy)

Pros: Tachometer, Power Windows & Locks, Key less Entry, Tilt-telescopic Steering Wheel, Air, Cruise, CD/Mp3/WMA Player with Auxiliary Input, Heated Mirrors, Height-adjustable Driver's Seat, "Matrix"-etched  Scuff Plates, Rear-mounted Spoiler, Fog Lights, Splash Guards, Color Keyed Door Handles

Cons: Hood Deflector

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2009 Toyota Matrix FWDReview
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I Love My Car — I love my car. I especially like the safety rating the Matrix received recently. It is roomy, comfortable and enjoyable to drive. I love the exterior design and the metallic blue paint. I think the car is fun to drive, and I often put in a favorite CD and go for a pleasure ride. I would definitely recommend the Matrix to a friend.

Pros: styling, roominess, safety, reliability and comfort

Cons: none

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2009 Toyota Matrix FWDReview
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Practical Vehicle — I've drove the Maxtrix base model (Automatic) for twenty minutes I was very satisfied with it. It was very comfortable, has adequate performance and has a roomy, versatile interior. Gas mileage is steady at 33mpg, but I am an "eco-driver", the kind you hate to be behind. My two quibbles with the design are: Shifter is too prominent on dashboard, I am had to learn not to knock it out of gear when reaching for the radio; and rear quarter visibility not the greatest, but large mirrors help with that. After 6 years in a Volkswagen New Beetle, I like the upright seating position. Being 6 years older now makes me appreciate entry and exit ease. I've driven driven many Toyotas over the past six years exclusively, reliability has been top-notch. I would never gamble my transportation money on anything else

Pros: Cabin utility, acceleration (2.4-liter), cornering performance, dashboard fit and finish, backseat roominess, safety features

Cons: base model sparsely equipped, no USB plug for stereo, front seat comfort, some cheap controls, rear visibility, choppy suspension

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2009 Toyota Matrix FWDReview
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New Matrix Solid In A Solid Lineup Of Toyotas. — Overall is very utilitarian car. We've packed the interior with the rear seats folded down, attached a small trailer loaded and taken it for a spin. You do notice the weight but the engine pulls it along without complaint and still leaves some power for an occasional maneuver. Air noise was annoyingly noticeable without the radio on but not enough to be a distraction. Seats didn't cause any fatigue on long trips and rear seated passengers remained comfortable. Fuel mileage is about what you'd expect for a hatchback but still easy on the wallet. Fun quotient could be higher but I suspect the XRS to have options for excitement.

Pros: Lots of room; comfortable; respectable fuel mileage

Cons: Fun factor is missing; wind tunnel airnoise.

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2009 Toyota MatrixReview
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Great Car - Only Test Driven It — Toyota is a great value brand that keeps it value over time. I like the Matrix because of its look, room in the back to haul stuff in, gas mileage, and the fact it is a hatchback without it looking like a van.

Pros: Looks, room, gas mileage, hatchback

Cons: None so far from test driving it

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

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2008 Toyota Matrix Reviews

Review By Guru9VGX3G

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 arou... Read More

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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 ye... Read More

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