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#12 of 179 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla - NO COUPE. [tdiaz339]
Oct 31, 2007 (5:09 pm)
I'm pretty sure there is ALSO going to be a Blade, to be released next year. Don't give up on that one yet.
I agree - the new Matrix is so evolutionary it really doesn't move the desirability quotient up much. I was getting set to be a little sad that my Matrix becomes the "old" model in a few months, but aftr seeing this I won't be sad. I think mine, purchased with the routine discounts there have been the last two years on Matrix, is a better deal than the new one which will probably sell closer to sticker for a while.
The looks are a little better, apart from that what's to like? I am sure it will gain a couple hundred pounds, so with the base engine it will actually be SLOWER while getting worse fuel economy. There's a win-win, huh?!
And the 2.4 only comes with an automatic, so it will probably have roughly the acceleration of the 4-cylinder Camry, a model with the same powertrain. There's a thrill ride.
And you still have to go for the 'S' trim to get the full power package? That's weak, and bodes ill for Corolla. But what really stinks is that the XRS used to be a true sport model. With the '09 it will just be the loaded model.
#13 of 179 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla - NO COUPE. [nippononly]
Nov 01, 2007 (10:58 am)
Does all matrix get double-wishbone rear suspension or just the XRS?
#14 of 179 Look a like
Nov 01, 2007 (12:27 pm)
Matrix has a passing resemblance to Saturn Astra........and the Corolla is just not pretty!!!
#15 of 179 Re: All-New 2009 Toyota Matrix [cklho818]
Nov 01, 2007 (2:41 pm)
Toyota will be debuting their 2009 all-new Corolla and Matrix in Las Vegas at this Halloween.
Are you sure it is ALL NEW?
There isn't ONE part in common from the 2008 to the 2009?
#16 of 179 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla - NO COUPE. [carzzz]
Nov 01, 2007 (6:20 pm)
Didn't see the double wishbones mentioned anywhere - are you sure the XRS will have them? Where did you see that? That would be one genuine improvement from the old XRS.
#18 of 179 Re: Toyota has posted some info [jaxs1]
Nov 02, 2007 (12:28 pm)
The fuel economy is the same as the previous generation. My concern was they were going to offer only the 2.4L, like was done with the Scion xB. The Matrix w/ 1.8L isn't class-leading in fuel economy, but at least they are still offering it.
But yeah, I wish they could have at least matched the mileage of the current generation Corolla.
#19 of 179 Liftglass?
Nov 02, 2007 (3:07 pm)
Has anyone been able to tell from pictures or other sources if the rear liftgate will still have the separate liftglass? It isn't clear from the photos I've seen, but it doesn't appear to be there.
I'm also curious what they mean by "roof rack accommodations" on the Toyota website.
#20 of 179 Re: Liftglass? [longleg]
Nov 02, 2007 (7:00 pm)
I heard it was getting axed, before any of the recent announcements. Seems surprising though, given that it is pretty popular and has just been ADDED to the Highlander, so it seems they know people like it.
#21 of 179 AWD and fuel tank
Nov 04, 2007 (4:49 pm)
Is the fuel tank larger on the AWD, same size or smaller as it was on the last gen Matrix?