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#2966 of 3315 2006 Matrix special order - no moonroof? then no ABS for you!
Nov 13, 2005 (1:45 am)
I special ordered two months ago a 2006 Matrix (2WD XR model) with Vehicle Stability Control, ABS, and Option Package #1 (which does not include a moonroof). I need to stay away from the moonroof because the extra 1.7 inches of extra headroom is precious.
I was contacted today by the dealer to tell me that there is no way that Toyota will make the setup I requested (despite it within normal combinations allowed).
So what was the issue that kept me from getting my special order fulfilled? I thought it might be the VSC on a 2WD model.
But amazingly, I was told there was no way to get Toyota to put antilock brakes on a 2006 XR 2WD Matrix without the Extra Value Package #2 which includes 16" alloy wheels w/ P205/55R16 tires, cruise control, integrated foglamps, color-keyed front/rear underbody spoilers, and (unfortunately) a moonroof.
This is 2005. Anything above a base model, especially with any option package, should be including ABS!!! I'm certainly disappointed.
Also, I was also told Toyota is suffering somewhat of a shortage of engines for Corollas and Matrix's (Matrices?). They aren't spending much time with any special orders on either of these vehicles due to normal demand.
2006 TOYOTA MATRIX XR 2WD (AUTO)
1912 2WD Sport Matrix Wagon 4-Door (Auto)
8P4 Indigo Ink Pearl (exterior color)
FB13 Stone (cloth interior)
Z1 Accessory Pkg, Preferred (PIO)
SP Extra Value Pkg #1 - (includes Cruise Control, Color-Keyed Front/Rear Underbody Spoilers, Integrated Foglamps)
CK All Weather Guard Package
PO Power Pkg
AB Braking System, F&R Anti-Lock
EF Bumper Protector, Rear (PIO)
C1 Cargo Mat (PIO)
CF Floor Mats, F&R (PIO)
EV Radio, AM/FM Stereo w/6-Disc CD Changer in Dash
BE Restraint System, F&R Head Curtain & Front Side Impact Air Bag
V5 Security System, VIP RS3200 Plus (PIO)
VS Stability Control, Vehicle . Standard & XR 2WD w/Auto Trans
AW Wheels, 16" Aluminum
RW Wiper, Intermittent Rear Window
TIRES (4) P205/55R16
Nov 28, 2005 (6:15 pm)
I notice what I consider a lot of vibration in my 2006 Martix (Base model automatic). I had the door open with the engine idling in park and I can feel the vibration in the door. I can fell it in the seats when idling also. Is this normal for the Martix? I realize it is not a Cadillac and I can deal with it if it is normal or should I mention it to the dealer?
#2970 of 3315 Price Milepost (November 29)
Nov 29, 2005 (5:35 pm)
In case anyone is thinking of buying one of these critters right now, here's the price and model I just got today.
Base Matrix (Manual tranny) (2 wheel drive)
(optional equipment as defined by window sticker)
All weather guard....$250
Power windows & locks...$980
Total price to me, delivered, including Oregon plates,
Be aware, I only wanted the rear window wiper option. But was stuck with buying this other stuff cause there isn't a lot to choose from. ( I positively HATE power windows!) Got stuck with Silver color when I wanted Red or White, also.
Went thru an Auto buyer in Portland, and got the rig inside a week.
Took her out and about today, and am proud to say; everything seems to be in order and working. So far, so good.
#2971 of 3315 Re: Price Milepost (November 29) [badgerrr]
Dec 06, 2005 (6:51 am)
If it's any consolation, silver is the safest color vehicle to drive according to highway safety studies!
#2972 of 3315 Re: Price Milepost (November 29) [herzogtum71]
Dec 06, 2005 (12:00 pm)
I was always under the impression that YELLOW was the safest and easiest to see.
#2973 of 3315 Re: Price Milepost (November 29) [herzogtum71]
Dec 06, 2005 (12:12 pm)
Although silver it is the most popular it is actually the most dangerous colour for a vehicle. Very difficult for some to see. It seems to blend with the road and background. That's why DRL'S are beneficial.
#2975 of 3315 Re: Bad quality of service for problem with 2004 matrix [nettro]
Dec 06, 2005 (6:23 pm)
I was disappointed too with my Matrix. I was one of the earliest buyer of this car. Bought the 2003 base model in June 2002. I was happy in the beginning. It was my first new car. I was so excited until almost all the problems you mentioned happened to me. I am happy now that I have gotten rid of it. I traded it in with the new 2006 Mazda5. This car is almost exactly look like the Matrix but a little bit bigger, 6 seater (3 rows of 2), sliding rear doors, and handles way lot better. If you want to upgrade your Matrix, this is the perfect one.