Does anyone have a 2004 Toyota Matrix XRS?

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Old 27 Apr 2014, 04:40 pm   #1 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 27 Apr 2014, 04:55 pm   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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