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Toyota Matrix, Wagon
#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!
#3150 of 3315 problem with automatic door locks
Apr 09, 2007 (3:05 pm)
I'm not sure where the best place is to post this now that there is no longer a 'problems and solutions' forum....
2003 AWD Matrix. The entire panel on the driver's door that has buttons for locking the doors and levers for controlling all 4 windows has caved in (for lack of a better word). If you push way down the controls still work, though you might think you'll lose your finger down there somewhere.
Has anyone else had this problem? If so, could you please describe what exactly has happened? My wife took it to the dealer and they have to order a part and install it (total cost will be about $100.00). But they didn't tell her what exactly the part is and what happened to cause this.
#3151 of 3315 Re: 2008 Vibe/Matrix? [leseuldaniel]
May 20, 2007 (3:40 pm)
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.
Could it be released in Canada before the states? Is that possible? (I'm also trying to figure out if it will be here Fall 2007 or not until Spring 2008.)
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
Is that possible? Could the car already have been demo'ed for dealers if we haven't seen any official press photos yet? That doesn't sound right to me.
#3152 of 3315 Re: 2008 Vibe/Matrix? [toronado455]
May 21, 2007 (6:42 pm)
That is the information I got from the two independant sources (Auto show rep and dealership salesman) within a few weeks from each other. And from the smile the salesman had on his face when talking about it, it really sounded like he has info on the car from the owner. After I asked the question about the 08 he completely stopped trying to sell me a 07 matrix, and told me to come back in August/Sept. Does that prove something? No. Both sources could have lied to me. But I keep my hopes up...Sorry, that is all I got...
#3153 of 3315 Re: problem with automatic door locks [herzogtum71]
May 26, 2007 (8:00 am)
Yes I had the same problem. The plastic connections broke.
I used Gorilla glue on the connections, replaced the cover and so far, so good.(but it has only been a week)
#3154 of 3315 2003Toyota Matrix cat converter
May 26, 2007 (8:04 am)
The engine light just went on in my Matrix... had it coded and it said the catalytic converter was not working as efficiently as it had been. The car just hit 100,000 miles.
Has anyone else had this problem? I know that this is an EXPENSIVE repair.
I just had the 100,000 mile checkup, replaced spark plugs, air filter, etc.
#3155 of 3315 Re: 2003Toyota Matrix cat converter [lee52]
May 26, 2007 (12:37 pm)
Cat converters tend to get gummed up over time. Though 100,000 seems a bit early for a replacement - but I'm not a Matrix owner so I don't know the particulars of that car. But a fresh one will give you better performance, fuel economy, etc.
#3156 of 3315 Fuel gage accuracy, low fuel warning light
May 27, 2007 (12:54 pm)
I recently purchased a 2005 Matrix.
My low fuel warning light comes on when the fuel gage needle is mid-way in the last fourth of the fuel gage calibration. But in reality, my car still has 2+ gallons of fuel left.
When the fuel gage needle is at the very bottom of the fuel gage, my car still has 2 gallons of fuel left.
Is the above normal or is the calibration on my fuel gage set too conservatively?