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Toyota Matrix, Hatchback, Wagon
#142 of 240 Re: 2007 Matrix XR 2WD [austintx1]
Oct 03, 2006 (7:03 am)
Good to see that you are in the US.
Prices in Canada seem high in Canadian dollars compared to US dollars.
I just bought a 2007 XR Matrix. (Traded in my 2003 XR Automatic Transmission)I explained in more detail the reasons for getting another Matrix at the "compare Matrix and Vibe" forum.
Cash price before taxes etc: $24031.00
After freight taxes etc: $27133.88
I also installed an after market rust proofing electronic device (Sold by Toyota for $700) which I bought at CTC for $200. Check their bumph at : www.counteractrust.com - Still a rip off in my opinion. I am doing an experiment to verify its efficacy.
I am posting details on a blog at: http://automobile-rustproofing-black-box.blogspot.com/
#143 of 240 just placed my order
Oct 04, 2006 (12:16 pm)
so down here in texas, i was shocked to learn that most vehicles don't come automatically equipped w/ ABS. i know it's an option, BUT it's something that has to be specially ordered...the dealerships don't just get them w/ ABS. i think this is weird, but we got a production change and we are getting a white XR w/ abs, manual transmission, package #2, side curtain airbags, and sunroof wind deflector for $18,750. not bad according to the research i've done. it should be here by the end of this month!
#144 of 240 Re: just placed my order [texasgirl2]
Oct 14, 2006 (10:11 am)
Congratulations! You did a good job in your order. Getting the 5-speed with ABS and side bags was a smart buy.
#145 of 240 Just placed order (NJ)
Oct 15, 2006 (3:56 pm)
I am in NJ (North/Bergen). I booked one 07 XR 2WD AT with the following options: FE:BE:EV:AB:QP and Z1. Started from quote of 19095 and after bargaining got for 18500. Got another quote in another dealer at 18000 without moonroof. In this forum I saw one buyer got 300 dollars less. Waiting for the car of my color will take 10 days max.
Since I wanted a particular color and said ready for a wait and do not need moonroof, 6 CD player etc, the salesman came down from 19095 to 18600. By the time I lost patience and if I stuck to my stand of paying only 18000 may be I would have got for a couple of hundreds less.
With tax,registration etc total $20200.
Other cars considered Honda Fit, waiting period 1 month end of November, only sticker price, not even available for test drive
#146 of 240 thinking of buying...
Oct 21, 2006 (9:23 am)
Yesterday I test drove a 2004 Matrix XR at a dealership in Los Angeles. The price is 13,777, mileage in the 40's, and the car has a moonroof and cruise control. I really liked the car and the amount of interior space. I'm concerned, though, because despite the fact that the car is Toyota certified, the check engine light was on during my test drive. I saw another thread about check engine lights that said it might just be a loose gas cap. I used to own a VW Jetta that had a chronic check engine light problem, and I don't want to live with that worry again. What do you Matrix owners think: is the check engine light going to be a problem? Should I get this car? Thanks.
#147 of 240 Bought 2006 Matrix XR EVP #2 , prepaid maintenance
Oct 25, 2006 (11:14 am)
I've been reading this forum for sometime and finally my wife bought ( Bay area, CA ) 2006 Toyota Matrix XR, EVP #2 in Aug-2006 for 20500 otd, metalic silver. I was out of country so didn't get time to post it earlier.
so far I love it, except that salesman convinced my wife to buy prepaid maintenance for $1255. It covers upto 4yr/55000miles oil change,tire rotation,20 point inspection...usual stuff. what do u guys think about this prepaid maintenance ? Is it really worth ? I saw another website (something like cheapservice) which sells same package for 800$.
Are there any real benefit to this toyota prepaid maintenance ? I don't see it but looking for your insight.
Thanks in advance, really enjoy reading post here.
#148 of 240 Re: Just placed order (NJ) [njmatrix]
Nov 15, 2006 (7:57 am)
It seems like a good deal. I am also in NJ (Central/Middlesex). The local dealership offers 07 XR 2WD AT with FE:CK:EV:AB:QP:CF for $18500. This price includes all the fees except for the taxes. Yours seems to be better because of side airbags.
Good luck with your new car.
#149 of 240 Matrix XR price in Toronto, Canada?
Nov 18, 2006 (1:52 pm)
I am planning to purchase a 2007 Matrix XR (no additional option/package) in Toronto, Canada and has an offer at C$22,510.00 (including admin fee & freight/delivery, before tax). Is it a good deal?
#150 of 240 Re: Bought 2006 Matrix XR EVP #2 , prepaid maintenance [nil12]
Nov 20, 2006 (9:55 am)
If you're only getting 4 years worth of oil changes/tire rotations for $1255, then assuming 4/yr service interval = 16 over 4 years = $78/service interval, and if you're just getting an oil change/tire rotation/inspection, that's not worth it. I don't know what other maintenance you'll have on the car before 55,000 miles either.
#151 of 240 Flawed Upholstery/bad experience
Dec 02, 2006 (4:17 pm)
I did not close on a Matrix 07 (base model 5M) because of a problem on the upholstery of the driver seat. There was a void (~1 inch) left/rear corner (where one seats on) so that the internal white foam was sticking out. It could clearly be seen standing up and before entering the car. It seemed to me that the upholstery had not been properly placed on the frame of driver seat or that someone with a considerable weight had seated on it, forcing the foam out. There was no indication of tear and was not observable on the front passenger seat.
The sales person stated that this is how the base model comes from Toyota. I asked to see other models. A smaller void (0.5”) on the same place was observed on another base model but not on a XR model.
The dealer was unconcerned and would not give me a “Due Bill” for this problem and insisted that Toyota warranty would cover this. The car on the lot was the one I wanted. I was ready to buy right then as we had agreed on the price. Instead I wasted 3 hours of my time.
Has anyone inspected the driver seat cloth upholstery for this problem? What opinions about the cloth used in the Matrix seats are out there?