2005 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8 from North America
I own a Toyota 2005 Matrix, with 41,000 miles, 5 speed manual, and the clutch has developed a high pedal engagement and clutch shudder on down shifting (around corner). Mechanic says the clutch is toast. I have been driving standard for 20 years and never had a clutch problem. I am very disappointed in Toyota for making a deficient clutch and then denying there is a problem. Complete a google search and you will find others with clutch problems and without support from Toyota.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 8th April, 2008
I have a 2005 Toyota Matrix with 68,000 miles. The service guy tells me I need a new clutch. This clutch has always been problematic. What are my options about how to deal with this?
I had a Matrix for a while. I sold it with 110K miles on it. It was a 5 speed manual. I never had any problem with the clutch... any way, I replaced a clutch on a Corolla once, it was really easy, I did it on my drive way. Clutch kit was 190USD.