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#167 of 240 2007 Matrix XR options question
Feb 11, 2007 (3:44 pm)
I am looking at buying a 2007 Matrix XR and the toyota.com web site shows four major option packages for the XR (for SF bay area zip codes)
Opt A: not a package at all
Opt B: EVP#1 + 17-in aluminum wheels
Opt C: ABS + EVP#1 + moonroof
Opt D: ABS + side air bags + EVP#2 + 6-disc CD changer
I would prefer a combo of "ABS + side air bags + EVP#1". Will this combo be hard to get because it does not fit one of the four common option packages? Would those of you who bought this car recently let me know how easy/difficult to get this car with uncommon option combo?
I am considering buying a new matrix vs. a 2004/2005 matrix and if I cannot get my desired options combo, I might as well buy a used one and pay less.
Feb 12, 2007 (1:05 pm)
Well, I bought a car that was not any of those combos (mine is ABS + EVP#2 + 6-disc, no side airbags), and I am in the Bay Area also. My experience has been that you need to take what the website says with a grain of salt, as there will always be some vehicles floating around that don't match any of the "available" configurations.
Now, Toyota seems to have kind of an attitude about optional safety features, only putting them on the more expensive cars (as built), so getting a car with just ABS and/or side airbags may be very difficult. How likely would it be that they would build one with just EVP#1 and SAB+ABS? I would say probably not that likely, as they are building pretty much every single XR with EVP#1 these days. Once you're sure you want to go ahead with the Matrix, sit down with a dealer and explain that you want an exact configuration and that you would be willing to wait for it to arrive if necessary. I bet they will be able to find one somewhere, and sometimes they will actually take a factory order if not.
#169 of 240 m theory special edition price
Apr 18, 2007 (2:52 pm)
hi everyone, i just got a price on a matrix auto-special edition of $17873 plus tax title-etc. it lists for $20,420-it sounds like a really good deal to me but i thought i would ask you guys. i already have financing arranged thru eloan so i think my trade might be the only place they can really get me as i am good at saying no to all of the dealer extras. do you think the price is too low to be true?
#170 of 240 Re: m theory special edition price [lablover2]
Apr 18, 2007 (3:42 pm)
You don't say where you are geographically speaking, and don't give any specifics about the features, but looks very reasonable. You also don't reference any of the addon junk fees (doc fees, admin, etc) which they may try to add when you get down to filling out the paperwork.
Here is a comparable MSRP vehicle. It's 150 approx more MSRP, and approx 200 more for the car, with no doc if out of state, 99 doc if in MD.
#171 of 240 Re: m theory special edition price [kiawah]
Apr 19, 2007 (5:20 am)
i am in a suburb of chicago and the doc fees here are limited by law to appr. $58. the m theory is a special edition with specific included items which are too many to list. as i did say it was auto trans-it only comes in one color-speedway blue-has larger tires-special suspension etc
#172 of 240 2007 Matrix XR Automatic 2WD
Jun 07, 2007 (8:42 pm)
Here is what I paid in Venice, Florida:
2007 Martix XR 2WD (retail $17,720)
--Extra Value Package #2 [16" alloy wheels w/ P205/55R16 As tires, moonroof, cruise control, fog lamps, front and rear spoiler]. (retail $1680)
-- 6 CD changer with 6 speakers (retail$240)
-- Anti-lock brakes tire pressure monitor (retail $390)
-- Martix carpet mats (retail $159)
-- Toyoguard Plus Protection [undercoating, exterior paint sealant, Dealer emergenct towing, roadside assistance, no charge first oil change & filter]. (retail $699)
-- Delivery, processing & handling fee ($675)
-- Destination fuel surcharge ($15.53)
SUBTOTAL before discounts = $21,563
with Extra Value Package Discount -$800 = $20,763
Internet price = $18,444 [reduced $2319]
pre-delvery service fee = $498
lead acid battery fee = $1.50
Florida new tires fee = $5.00
7% sales tax = $1186.98
lemon law enforcement act = $2.00
Florida title = $198
Grand Total = $20,336.56
Factory rebate = -$750
Internet Price I paid including 7%Tax,tag, fees = $19,586.56
#173 of 240 need to add air conditioning
Jul 14, 2007 (11:37 am)
I just purchased my base Matrix last April so far the vehicle has already 8kM, everything in my vehicle are manual
But I need to add an airconditioning, I already asked the
dealer in North Vancouver,B.C. and they said they don't have air con kit available, they been advised me that I can go to the wreck yard to check if there is any.
If they have new it might reach as high as $3000 CAD
Is the Corollas aircon will fit to Matrix?
#174 of 240 Avoid Jim Coleman Toyota of Bethesda, Maryland
Jul 22, 2007 (12:28 pm)
In the market for a new Toyota? BEWARE of Jim Coleman Toyota in Bethesda, Maryland. Recently I had a horrendous experience there. The long and the short of it is that they jerked me around on my trade-in by outright lying about its condition. And it wasn’t a “minor” lie that they tried to propagate. All of this was done to lowball my trade, I am sure. Why they couldn’t come out and tell me they would only offer X for it, and leave it at that, I don’t know. No, they took it one step further and manufactured a lie, a lie which took me the better part of a day to resolve, and in the process greatly upsetting my wife and I.
These people are scum for doing that. I just wanted you to know.
Avoid Jim Coleman Toyota of Bethesda, Maryland.
#175 of 240 Matrix 2007 XR Man
Aug 23, 2007 (8:37 am)
Just bought in central Florida.
Internet price visible on website and confirmed over phone: (after, of course, a couple of phone calls to "check with my manager") $16995
17995 - 1000 rebate
745 - "Documentation Fee"
220 - Registration & New Tag
1100 - State tax
58 - Title, various crap fees
I had no trade-in and no financing.
The check I wrote was for $19,118.
Time in dealership: 2 hours 20 minutes. Had to wait about 20 minutes to see Finance guy in charge of signings. 30 minute test drive, 30 minutes for actual signing, 20 minutes wait for finance guy, 20 minutes inspecting the car and going over the controls -- where did the rest of the time even go? Beats me.
The deal sheet actually ended up with a lower figure for the price, because they insisted on adding in a $199 fee for (some other form of) Document handling, which I did not recall hearing disclosed to me on the phone. So I insisted they remove the fee. They claimed to be unable to remove it, but they adjusted the "Internet price" down by about $195 (and therefore the tax also came down a bit). Anyway, $19118 was the Out-the-door price. I suspect I could have had it for a couple hundred less if I had had time to chase down some competing offers (on whatever similarly equipped 2007's are still out there). But, I was interested in getting the car as soon as possible. Not to mention that every additional phone conversation with a dealer is torture to me, worth some money to be able to avoid.
I would have liked a Matrix with side-curtain airbags, but gave up finding one anytime soon. Considered the Hond Fit, which we liked a lot, but in the end, the slightly roomier interior feel & slightly peppier engine on the Matrix won out.
Good luck to those of you out to score a Matrix.
Aug 23, 2007 (12:18 pm)
The only one that seems a bit high is the $745 doc fee. Mine was $40 I think. If I had waited until this summer I could have also taken advantage of the Toyota cashback, which is now $500 in my area. Oh well. I am enjoying the car enough not to worry about it.