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Toyota Matrix, Wagon
#3140 of 3315 Re: 2008 Vibe/Matrix? [robbieg]
Feb 08, 2007 (8:23 am)
Good news I hope:
Went to the Montreal auto show mid-Jan, the Toyota people confirmed that the all new 2008 Matrix would be available (at least over here) end of this summer. They also confirmed the reason why it was so late: the styling was juged too ugly and they had to redo it.
Last week, I went to a dealership near Montreal, and I was told the exact same information, so it looks believable. I tried very hard to get any details, but the salesman would only tell (and only knew) that the new car had been demonstrated to the dealership owners around here a few weeks ago and the owner came back with a huge smile telling : WOW people, we are not going to lose money with this one!
Let's wait a few more months and see....
Feb 12, 2007 (10:37 am)
Rookie11 I bumped your post to the Prices Paid & Buying Experiences thread, Go Here hopefully you will find those to help answer your question over there!
#3143 of 3315 Re: Question Moved [caliberchic]
Mar 02, 2007 (8:42 pm)
The thing is though the 2008 Matrix would probably come out in conjunction with the 2008 Corolla which everyone is saying is delayed till spring 2008
#3144 of 3315 Should I wait to buy a Matrix?
Mar 17, 2007 (8:44 am)
I'm interested in the Matrix, but now that I saw a 2008 model will be out near the end of summer, I'm wondering if I should wait?
I got a great quote on a 2007 Matrix yesterday and my husband and I are trying to decide what to do. I'm thinking if the 2008's come out, they will cost more? Also, will I get a better deal on the 2007's once the 2008's come out?
#3145 of 3315 FInding a 12 volt switched wire
Mar 19, 2007 (7:33 pm)
Normally, I connect a radar detector in my vehicle by finding a relatively unimportant fuse in the fuse box that has power only when the car is running, take the fuse out, replace it with the positive lead of my radar detector wire inside the fuse opening (jamming the fuse on top of it), connecting the ground, and it's ready to go.
But if anybody has tried to access the fuse box in THIS vehicle, they know it a treat! Tiny fuses that you have to get on your back to access, and can hardly reach them and read the designations.
Anyone know of one or two wires powered up only when the ignition is out of the off position that are easily accessible?
#3147 of 3315 Re: Should I wait to buy a Matrix? [jenny541]
Mar 20, 2007 (8:28 am)
If you buy an '08, you will experience the same thing that peeved off a few '02 Corolla buyers: a really short model year that will leave you with the "old model" barely 6 months into your new car ownership. Just something to be aware of if you decide to wait.
The deals on the last model year are usually the best regardless of model or manufacturer - Toyota does a good job of ramping down production of the old model in anticipation of the new, but even so there will probably be good deals on Matrix if you can wait until New Years Day 2008.
#3148 of 3315 cargo room
Mar 28, 2007 (8:04 am)
Can four passengers and four sets of golf clubs fit inside a Matrix?
#3149 of 3315 Re: cargo room [wcskjb]
Mar 29, 2007 (7:25 am)
No, you can fit three (3) passengers and three (3) sets of golf clubs. When both back seat backrests are in the up position the cargo storage area is very short. It is a great vehicle for two passengers. I can put two full sized mountain bikes inside the vehicle by removing the front wheels and seat/seat post assemblies. The bikes rest upside down on the handlebars and rear tires. The floor binding system works excellent for strapping them down too. Along with the bicycles I've had four (4) suitcases and many miscellaneous items. Very cool mini-wagon indeed!