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Toyota Matrix, Wagon
#3088 of 3315 Re: Is AWD being discontinued for 2007 model? [mschweber]
Jun 20, 2006 (11:15 am)
Next generation my sweet behind.
Look at this article from edmunds:
Motown Buzz: Pontiac May Go RWD Across Its Line To Promote Performance
Date posted: 05-30-2006
DETROIT — Pontiac could be betting its survival on a gradual shift to rear-wheel-drive cars and a renewed emphasis on performance[..]
The compact Vibe, which shares its platform with the Toyota Matrix, is also expected to be phased out later in the decade. [..]
The '07s are heading to dealers now. I have not been able to find out ANYTHING about the supposed '08 redesign. My guess is the Vibe will be discontinued, along with the Matrix.
I don't like it... I guess I'll cash in my GM Card $$ in January on a base 5speed and then switch to the Subaru Card...
#3089 of 3315 Re: 2007 [bret27]
Jun 23, 2006 (6:17 am)
did you hear anything yet about the 2007 Matrix I hate to buy a 2006 and have the 2007 come out a month later?
#3090 of 3315 2006 Matrix
Jun 26, 2006 (12:06 pm)
Just picked up a 2006 Base Matrix with AWD, power window & door locks. Has anyone had any problems or comments on the AWD models?
#3091 of 3315 Re: Oil Change Indicator Light [fear_hope]
Jun 26, 2006 (2:45 pm)
Make certain your odometer is in the viewing pane on the instrument cluster, not trip meter "A" or "B". With the ignition "ON" depress and hold the trip meter reset push button while viewing the odometer. Continue to depress the button and cycle "OFF" and "ON" the ignition switch. When the ignition is cycled to "ON" you will see a series of horizontal bars where you would otherwise see your total odometer mileage. The horizontal bars will count down and disappear indicating the oil change monitor has been reset. Re-setting the tire low-pressure monitor is similar.
Jun 26, 2006 (6:13 pm)
I just picked up a 2WD Auto with PO as a 2nd car. I only have 1 parking space in my garage so the Matrix will be on my driveway or the streets most of the time. I'm interested to know from matrix owners who don't garage their matrix, do you think installing an alarm is necessary? Would the features of the car (still reading on them now) be sufficient? I'm thinking that since my car is very basic, nothing in it is really that valuable... Thanks.
#3094 of 3315 cruise control
Jul 02, 2006 (4:36 am)
I'm in the market for a Matrix but am having trouble finding one with cruise control. I'm told it can be installed at the dealership for about $300. Does anyone know if the quality would be equal to one installed at the factory?
#3095 of 3315 Re: cruise control [jessr]
Jul 03, 2006 (10:07 am)
When I bought a Toyota several years back, I was told that the corporation's policy was to not allow dealers to install cruise control. That should tell you something!
I personally will never again go for an add-on cruise control. The cars I have owned with add-on systems (1987 Chevy Nova, 1989 Nissan Sentra wagon)would not hold speed very well even on fairly slight uphill grades, and they also increased fuel consumption to a noticeable degree.
The cars I have had with factory cruise control (1988 Renault Medallion wagon, 1994 Toyota Corolla wagon, 2003 Matrix AWD, 2004 Highlander) have all done a good job at maintainig speed on grades, and with no negative impact on mpg.
I don't think it's relevant, but I will mention that all of these vehicles had standard transmissions except the two most recent Toyotas.