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#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?
#3157 of 3315 Re: Fuel gage accuracy, low fuel warning light [2005_matrix]
May 28, 2007 (7:44 pm)
That sounds normal. Don't expect much precision from these dash gauges and lights. They are approximate at best.
#3158 of 3315 Re: Fuel gage accuracy, low fuel warning light [2005_matrix]
May 29, 2007 (8:28 pm)
Yours and mine are exactly the same. The light comes on at the midpoint of the bottom 1/4 of the gauge, when it needs 11 gallons, which means there are about 2.4 gallons left in the tank. There are about 2 gallons of gas remaining below the bottom of the gauge.
I usually just fill up as soon as the light comes on, I don't like driving around with it on.
#3159 of 3315 Re: Fuel gage accuracy, low fuel warning light [nippononly]
May 31, 2007 (8:31 am)
On another topic...I am in the market for a new, used, car...live in the PNW so need an AWD vehicle. i am fluctuating between a CR-V and a Matrix. I am leaning towards the Matrix because of the better gas mileage, but am really disappointed that the AWD only comes with automatic transmission. Any comments on the auto transmission of the awd matrix?
May 31, 2007 (10:49 am)
What about a FWD Matrix with 4 snow tires. It will run cirles around the AWD without snows and will get better mpg still.
Remember AWD does not help you stop, but snow tires do. Not being able to stop is when you run into something, or go off the road.