We feel we have gotten a fantastic car for a great price!
Really nothing has gone wrong in that the car is still pretty new. We did bring it back to get the passenger side front window track greased in that it made a rather disconcerting "click" when it was reversed from up to down or down to up. The sudden change seemed to generate the noise. At any rate the dealership promptly fixed and it has been fine ever since.
We were amazed at how much space there actually is in the Matrix. We used to camp with a pop-up trailer and our Nissan Quest. Since the Matrix isn't really a vehicle for towing, we've downsized to camping with a tent. Going from a trailer with the room inside the van for packing was something we were worried about, but the Matrix actually has a LOT of room inside; we managed a couple trips so far and it's been great!
The seats are OK... a little uncomfortable, but not that bad at all. We took it on a trip from NY to KY to WV and back to NY and it performed very well in the mountains and on the highways.
We definitely feel we have gotten a good buy for a great price on a fantastic car!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st August, 2006
26th Sep 2009, 22:09
The 2006 Matrix is pretty good, however quality is not impressive; I had to replace front brakes and belt at 35,000 miles... where is the famous Toyota quality?