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You are in the Toyota Matrix
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Toyota Matrix, Automotive News, Hatchback, Wagon
#28 of 179 Re: Partnership not Parted Re: Liftglass? [moparbad]
Nov 26, 2007 (7:51 am)
Well of course, there was the TSB and later production change to the twilight sensor in the Matrix that the Vibe never got (headlights flicking on and off every time you went under a tree, it was really annoying in the early Matrixes, thank goodness Toyota offered a fix).
Toyota updated the internals of the manual transmissions in 2005 after there began to be reports of premature failures. Indeed, some of that is detailed in the transmission woes thread right here. Nuttin' for the Vibe.
At the auto show yesterday there were both '09 Matrix and Vibe on display, both roped off so one could not get too close. But the glass is different, as is the shape, between the two, and that's just gleaned from a quick once-over on opposite sides of the show. I think the twins have been separated for good.
#29 of 179 All new Matrix
Nov 28, 2007 (6:12 pm)
Worst looking car thus far!!
Nov 30, 2007 (9:20 pm)
ANY IDEAS HOW MUCH WILL THIS NEW COROLLA BE?
#32 of 179 Re: PRICE [hbcorolla]
Dec 07, 2007 (4:15 pm)
Matrix. Not Corolla.
#33 of 179 Re: PRICE [hbcorolla]
Dec 27, 2007 (10:14 pm)
The newspaper quoted the '09 Matrix at $26,000-$30,000.
#34 of 179 Re: PRICE [lkc037]
Dec 27, 2007 (10:28 pm)
It seems to me if they were going to make the model different enough to justify a quantum leap in pricing then they would have to call it a new model name and not present it as just a new Matrix.
#35 of 179 Re: PRICE [lkc037]
Jan 01, 2008 (3:33 pm)
#36 of 179 Re: PRICE [lkc037]
Jan 02, 2008 (3:45 pm)
Vibe less than $16K
Pontiac Vibe will have lower price for 2009, I'd be very surprised if the Matix did not also have a lower price.
#37 of 179 Re: PRICE [moparbad]
Jan 02, 2008 (3:54 pm)
That sounds far more likely than the huge increase mentioned earlier. I find it hard to believe any car maker would introduce a totally new model at a totally new price point using an old model name unless the name were being resurrected from retirement and had a lot of nostalgic market pull attached..