2007 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8 from North America
Just bought the car, and the only thing that has gone wrong is the trim along the driver's side roof lifted off the roof. The dealer covered it at no cost!
I had a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander before I purchased the 2007 Toyota Matrix, and I am very happy with switching from Chevrolet! I needed a car that was able to hold 4 adults and was decent on fuel. I looked at several different cars and some SUVs, and nothing really fit what I wanted until the Matrix.
The size is awesome; I am a very big man (6'2", 330lbs), and even with a sunroof, I fit just fine. I can even get in the back seat behind my driver's seat position, and I fit!
I have to admit that the doors seem a little tinny, and there is a bit of road noise, but it's OK.
When it got cold here in Calgary, 40 below, I found it took a very long time to heat up. I took it back to the dealer and was told everything is fine.
I do have an appointment to check for a buzzing in the dash, but I just turn up the stereo and ignore it.
This car is awesome. Chevrolet should take some pointers from Toyota and produce a decent car for the money they charge! My last two GM cars both needed transmissions, and both were under 100,000 miles; not good. I hope this car lives up to the Toyota image of a very reliable car!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd January, 2012