Does anyone have a 2004 Toyota Matrix XRS?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 27 Apr 2014, 04:40 pm   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
  • Join Date: Mar 2010
  • Posts: 20
  • User Status: Offline

Default Does anyone have a 2004 Toyota Matrix XRS?

I'm thinking of getting one for my kid. It only has 50K miles on it and it's $9000. Are they reliable, and would you recommend one to a friend?
  Reply With Quote
Old 27 Apr 2014, 04:55 pm   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
  • Join Date: Feb 2010
  • Posts: 708
  • User Status: Offline


The Matrix shares a platform with the Corolla and is very reliable. The Matrix body adds cargo versatility to the Corolla platform. The Matrix is an excellent, reliable, practical vehicle choice.

My preference would be for the non-XRS version, however. The XRS is the performance version, equipped with the 173 hp 1.8 from the Celica GT-S. It is a powerful car that may not be best-suited for a new driver. It also features lower-profile performance tires that are more expensive to replace and do not perform as well in adverse weather and it is designed for higher-octane fuel, adding fuel cost.

The Base and XR Matrix is equipped with a peppy but more reasonable 123 hp version of the Corolla's 1.8L, uses regular-octane fuel, delivers better fuel economy, and has a lower-cost tire size.
  Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:49 am.

Powered by Yahoo Answers is an unofficial community for car enthusiasts. is not affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation in any way.
Toyota Motor Corporation does not sponsor, support, or endorse in any way.
Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.