Last post on Nov 16, 2006 at 6:42 AM
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Toyota Matrix, Pontiac Vibe, Future Vehicle, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Wagon
#10 of 13 Re: Is the Matrix good in the snow? [patch17]
Oct 26, 2006 (8:00 am)
Our 2003 FWD Vibe did well in all but the worst snow conditions. It got me through a 60 mile blizzard trip in one piece. (I should NOT have done it... A one hour drive turned into 2.5 hours.)
I would suggest replacing the OEM tires immediately. I recommend Goodyear Assurance Triple Tred tires. We have them on our HL and our daughter's G6. They're great! We have the Michelin Hydro Edge tires on our Matrix, better than OEM, but not near the tire that the Triple Treds are.
Also, there's not a lot of ground clearance, so don't expect to be the first one down a road with 5+ inches of snow. We moved and now live on a hill, so we traded the Vibe for a 4WD Matrix and it's excellent in all conditions.
#11 of 13 Best gas for a 2007 Toyota Matrix
Nov 03, 2006 (7:12 pm)
I purchased a 2007 XR Toyota Matrix (automatic) and have enjoyed the car very much, it handles very well and it offers a lot of cargo space. I presently fill up the tank with Regular gasoline; the salesman said that we should stick to one type of gasoline, but did not specify which type is the best for the car. Does anyone have any recommendations on what type of gasoline should be used (Regular, Midgrade, or Premium)? By the way, we live at sea level, so altitude is not an issue. Thanks!
#12 of 13 Re: Best gas for a 2007 Toyota Matrix [chama]
Nov 06, 2006 (8:51 am)
Just use regular gas. By the way, how much did you pay out the door? what options does it have?
#13 of 13 Re: Is the Matrix good in the snow? [patch17]
Nov 16, 2006 (6:42 am)
patch17, I hope you are still looking and didn't get the Matrix yet. If you need AWD check the Suzuki SX4, it's a small hatchback. you have the option to switch to FWD, AWD, or lock front and rear 50-50%. lots of safety features including front, side and rear curtain airbags. price much lower than Matrix.