2002 Toyota Matrix XR 2WD 1.8L I4 from North America
Great performance for a low price
Driver's side channel run has had to be replaced twice.
CD player has been replaced twice.
Both were factory defects corrected with the later '03 models.
Fantastic overall vehicle.
Excellent maintenance, no problems aside from the channel run and CD player. Both of which were corrected in later model years.
Handling is nimble for a station wagon, sway is slightly noticeable, but diminished via sway bar set.
Fuel economy is excellent, city driving has averaged around 33mpg and highway driving has been around 35-37mpg.
Great for moving stuff and has a surprisingly large interior after laying down the seats.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th June, 2004