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#931 of 3315 New pricing info
Mar 21, 2002 (9:23 pm)
If you want to get a good price on a Matrix, get a Costco membership.
On a whim I called them up at got the # for my local authorized Toyota dealer. Called them and found out that the price was about $300 less than I was getting thru my credit union buyers service.
Here's the final tally.
Matrix XR 5-speed Indigo Ink Pearl, Dark Interior
All Weather Guard Package
Sport Plus Package
Alloy Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Protector
Rear Cargo Mat
VIP Security System
Auto Dimming Mirror
Costco Price $19,048.00
Previous buyers service price $19,349.00
Total Savings $2011.00
So, even if you don't have a Costco membership, it looks like $40 well spent!
Build date is April 4th, hopefully I'll have it around the first week of May.
#932 of 3315 Moonroof or not to Moonroof
Mar 21, 2002 (9:27 pm)
I am not a big fan of Moonroofs (just don't use them that much).
I'm wondering if I should get one on my Matrix (have until Monday to change my order).
The 17" tires are supposed to last around 30,000 miles, the 16" are supposed to last around 40,000 miles.
The extra cost to get the Moonroof (nixing the 17" tires for 16") is $480.00
Would it help the resale value down the road to have the moonroof vs. not having it?
Mar 21, 2002 (11:33 pm)
I got a moonroof on my XR - didn't intend to get one, but the car I like had it, so I bought it. I now am really glad I have it. I live in a hot climate (Hawaii) and tipping up the moonroof when I first get in really helps cool the interior in a hurry. That's important to me. I don't worry about the resale, I'll have this car for a long time, unless I give it to one of my daughters in a few years.
#934 of 3315 break-in/km to miles
Mar 22, 2002 (2:21 am)
1km =0.6214 miles. So the break-in in leafguy's Canadian manual was about 744-900 miles.
Not being anal, just trying to help.
#935 of 3315 breakin
Mar 22, 2002 (2:59 am)
The dealer said breakin is not as imp. as it used to be since the engines are bench run. However, I think that it's a good idea to follow the guidlines to some degree...it's not going to hurt anything and may lengthen the life of the engine. Not going over 55MPH or 80Km's is a little unrealistic though. Once the breakin was over I pushed the engine more and was pleased with the performance.
Mar 22, 2002 (5:17 am)
Costco selles cars down there?
I've never heard of that.
Mar 22, 2002 (6:42 am)
me either...I can hear it now...
"Yes, I will have a qallon of milk, a package of blank CD's, and a 2003 Matrix XR 5spd!"
#938 of 3315 Costco...
Mar 22, 2002 (6:54 am)
They don't sell cars themselves, they just have a buying service that you can use that's available to members. BJ's has the same thing. And for those who don't know, BJ's is the same kind of club as Costco is.
#939 of 3315 Scott...
Mar 22, 2002 (6:55 am)
I know what you mean about driving at 55mph on the 495. When I got my new car, it was really hard to maintain 55mph and not be killed. I did it though, got yelled at and blown at alot. I drive almost 100 miles a day though, so I hit 1000 in no time (I work in Lanham, live in Baltimore). You will be fine though. Just go run out the mileage somewhere else is all I can tell ya.
#940 of 3315 Moonroof & etc.
Mar 22, 2002 (8:37 am)
The moonroof is nice but I don't think it will add much to resale value. I live in a sunny climate, it used to be important but now find I don't use it because it brings on a funny road noise & the sun gets in my eyes over the top of my sunglasses. I might not get one on the new car, but wouldn't mind if it came with. Good tip on Costco, gotta check it out. The indigo blue is beautiful, congrats on your purchase. I was wondering when you'd be getting it. Still no XRS available in So. Calif. I have a prospective buyer for my car so it might not be a Matrix after all. But this board is so nice, I might peek in on y'all. This car selling/purchasing business has my head in a buzz.