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Old 28 Jun 2010, 07:50 pm   #1 (permalink)
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i'm wondering if any of you who own or either drove a matrix can tell me a little about this car , is it a good car ? what is the drive like , is it a nice family car ? include anything else you'd like to say about this car , i'd be more than happy ! thank-you so much !!!
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 07:57 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Toyota is not a good car, it is the BEST car made. Any of them. I have a 1990 and a 2007. The only thing I have ever had done on the 1990 Camry was a timing belt flew off and punchered the oil pan but i stopped right away and it did not harm the engine.

it has over 385,000 miles and still purs like a kitten. my \my 2007 Matrix is a great driving car, excelent family car. much better ride than my daughters honda civic ( my second favorite after tyotoa.

i think you would be happppppy with it....)
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 07:57 pm   #3 (permalink)
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They are definitely a good car, but also very much a small car. You asked about it being a family car and it is a bit small for that. The handling is crisp and the ride a little firm. Its twin, the Pontiac Vibe comes off the same assembly line and can oftentimes be bought for less money. They share a platform and engine with the Toyota Corolla but don't get as good mileage because the Matrix/Vibes are less aerodynamic. If you need a little larger car for a family, the Toyota Camry's are a good bet. They are priced higher, but not too badly if you get one with the base 4 cylinder engine and not too loaded with options. Shop several dealers for price as all dealers are willing to deal right now. Use an online pricing service to find the dealers cost and don't pay much over that amount, because dealers also get a volume rebate that is not disclosed.
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