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#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?
#152 of 240 Bought 07 Matrix XR with 10yr warranty for 18634
Dec 12, 2006 (9:18 am)
I am in Milwaukee. I was offered a price of $18,634 for a Red 2007 Toyota Matrix XR 2WD AT with the following options:
QP: extra value package #2
EV: AM/FM in dash 6 CD changer
AB: Antilock brake system
CK: all weather guard package
FE: 50 state emissions
CF: carpet floor mats (4pcs)
BE: Side Airbag
Also, I was offered to trad in my 03 VW Golf 51,000 mi for $8100, a little bit higher than the edmunds' trade-in value.
Can anyone tell me if this price is reasonable?
#153 of 240 Price: 2007 Matrix XR in California
Dec 30, 2006 (5:16 pm)
Hell all...looking to buy a 2007 Matrix XR this weekend in Northern California. The vehicle inquiry report from the dealer is for 20,493...this is with Service Pack #2, driver/pass. and side curtain air bags, ABS/EBD, floor mats, rear bumper protector, 6 disc changer. We settled over the phone for 19,800. Is this a good deal...or should I haggle some more?? OTD is: 21,463
The dealer is picking the car up for me tomorrow.
#154 of 240 Re: Price: 2007 Matrix XR in California [rootsdr]
Jan 05, 2007 (5:57 am)
I recently made my purchase. I did own a 2002 Honda Civic EX Coupe 5spd. Loved the car and for 74,000 miles worry free. I sold it and bought a Certified Pre-Owned Matrix:
2005 Toyota Matrix XR AWD
Black Pearl Metallic
-6 disc in-dash CD changer
-leather wrapped steering wheel
-XR body kit and fog lamps
-16" alloy wheels
-rear bumper protector
I paid $18,000 for this car from Toyota of Dartmouth Massachusetts. Took me a full month to find it because I wanted specific that were hard to come by, namely the color, the AWD, and other features that I had on my Civic that I would never give up (who knew it was so hard to find a Matrix with a moonroof.) Anyways, the car is a bit slower than my Civic was but the amount of space and comfort is awesome. I recently took it along with my brother, father, and uncle to a NY Jets game. We live in Milford, CT about an hour from the city (NY). The car was loaded with a folding table (which fit right in the back no problem), coolers, gear, chairs, food, and the grill. I made it there and back with less than a half a tank of gas. Everyone was comfortable and people in the parking lot at the tailgate were amazed how much my little car fit compared to their SUVs.
The AWD was a big factor in my purchase when I was looking for this car. Me and my girlfriend drive all over the place, including upstate New York. Not to mention the 25 mile commute to work in snow would not be something my Civic would like. This car is just an all-around great vehicle. It looks slick with the creased body lines, it is sporty and handles very well, and the cargo room is amazing.
I did take a quick look at a few other vehicles, namely the Vibe which to me is fairly ugly and bland looking, and I have no need for roof rails. And the Mazda 3 hatchback, which
A)Lacked the amount of cargo space the Matrix has by a lot
B)Rear seat room was horrendous
C)Walked into the dealer and after about 20 minutes of standing in the showroom, walking the lot, and literally standing at a salespersons desk while they sat there was not approached or asked for help by anyone. The next day I drove up and bought the Matrix.
Bought it with 29,000 miles on it, so far I am at 40,000 and have had it for almost 6 months. So I do put mileage on it, and the car has been nothing but pleasant!
#155 of 240 Regular, or Premium gas needed
Jan 07, 2007 (12:39 pm)
I'm getting interested in the Matrix as a car for my daughter (relatively new driver), but haven't been able to find it on the internet or Toyota site as to what grade of gasoline is required.
Can a current owner confirm that it runs on regular gas, as opposed to Premium...thanks.
#156 of 240 Re: Regular, or Premium gas needed [kiawah]
Jan 09, 2007 (8:50 am)
Regular is fine....and recommended.