2010 Toyota Matrix Base 1.8 from North America
Dash lights went out - for the aircon panel, fans, due to a faulty bulb, replaced by the dealer for free during an oil change.
Window trim was coming loose on the exterior at 40000 km, but just fixed with some superglue.
This is a very reliable ride; it is used by either my wife or myself to commute daily.
The ride is quite stiff, and on our pothole ridden Canadian roads, it can be quite an experience. Also the seats do not help as they are not very comfortable on long drives; I usually insert a small cushion for more comfort.
At high speeds, the car becomes noisy, from the wind.
I reached speeds of 150kph or around 93mph on the highway with no problem, and the engine purring nicely. This was to overtake trucks going quite fast in Toronto.
It has brought us on long drives - 8 hours to Niagara Falls, several 7 hour trips out of state, and short hops of 2-3 hours in neighbor states without any problems.
Lots of cargo space at the back, more than a Nissan Versa hatch, when I put both cars side by side to compare trunk space with my friend's Versa.
I like this car, although it is a bit boring, and with recent gas prices, it makes me happy about the decision to buy this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th April, 2014