2010 Toyota Matrix
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Golden Toyota - Matrix

by from Columbia, SC on August 1, 2017

Really loved my Matrix. A true Toyota in every way--performance, reliability, comfort, & styling. Based on the Corolla, it wasn't the best on gas but it was top-notch in every other way.
Really loved my Matrix. A true Toyota in every way--performance, reliability, comfort, & styling. Based on the Corolla, it wasn't the best on gas but it was top-notch in every other way.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Great car

by from Tx on July 15, 2017

Very clean and good looking comfortable, we'll taken care of, my grandkids love it, I think I made a very good deal
Very clean and good looking comfortable, we'll taken care of, my grandkids love it, I think I made a very good deal
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The most okay car I've owned

by from Salt Lake City, Utah on July 11, 2017

It is a good car, and handles well. I think the interior is strange looking, and not my favorite, but I got used to it quite quickly. I was a bit disappointed with the plastic pieces that Toyota used,...
It is a good car, and handles well. I think the interior is strange looking, and not my favorite, but I got used to it quite quickly. I was a bit disappointed with the plastic pieces that Toyota used, because parts of the bumper kept failing. Also, the auxiliary port broke, which was a common occurrence in this model and year. But overall, it was a reliable car, and I've never had any major repairs needed.
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Great little car

by from Vancouver BC on June 9, 2017

Pros: Very reliable. Can hold lots of cargo with rear seats folded down. 1.8 L is fine for this can and decent gas mileage. Nice looking inside and out. Cheap to maintain. Cons: Breaks wear out soone...
Pros: Very reliable. Can hold lots of cargo with rear seats folded down. 1.8 L is fine for this can and decent gas mileage. Nice looking inside and out. Cheap to maintain. Cons: Breaks wear out sooner then they should. Cheap interior plastic. Very noisy car eg road noise, wind noise, extremely loud with windows down especially back windows. Blind spots. Could use more comfortable seats.
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We bought it!!

by from JOLIET on June 3, 2017

Nice, sporty, roomy, good gas mileage. Love how the back seats fold down. Got it for my mom and she loves it!!
Nice, sporty, roomy, good gas mileage. Love how the back seats fold down. Got it for my mom and she loves it!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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Dependable car

by from on April 7, 2017

It's a lower model Toyota, but it's a Toyota. They make the best and most dependable cars. It was a great car for the cost, and if your looking for a nice car, at a decent price, then this is the car ...
It's a lower model Toyota, but it's a Toyota. They make the best and most dependable cars. It was a great car for the cost, and if your looking for a nice car, at a decent price, then this is the car for you.
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2010 Toyota Matrix S AWD

by from Auburn, Ca. on June 30, 2014

I have owned a 2007 Pontiac Vibe in the past that was the 1.8L engine . I loved it , just a little more pep i needed for the hills. So now I bought a 2010 Matrix S AWD n its perfect for the hills . Ha...
I have owned a 2007 Pontiac Vibe in the past that was the 1.8L engine . I loved it , just a little more pep i needed for the hills. So now I bought a 2010 Matrix S AWD n its perfect for the hills . Has a lot of get up n go ! Its generally the same car just a different body style . This Matrix feels really sturdy drivin down the road n heavier than the vibe did. Both are very reliable cars . The only thing I dont like about this car is , the front doors sound hollow when u shut them . The Vibes doors never sounded that way ! They were quiet n solid sounding . I felt the Vibe was a bit smaller than the newer Matrix body. Both still has alot of room inside . Also the Vibe had less road noise where the Matrix doesnt. I think I like the handling on the Vibe a bit better n the sportier look . But I like the AWD part and the bluetooth n the nice sounding loud radio the Matrix has. I would still recommend these cars to friends even if they have recalls because they both are still reliable cars .
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Uses car for Work

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Noisy

by from Fairfax, VA on January 28, 2014

Good things I can say about this car are: 1- Being practical, small but useful. 2- Reliability comes with Toyota generally. Bad things are: 1- Very noisy, if you have to take a long trip you need to ...
Good things I can say about this car are: 1- Being practical, small but useful. 2- Reliability comes with Toyota generally. Bad things are: 1- Very noisy, if you have to take a long trip you need to think about sound pollution. 2- Cheap interior. Not a good grip on the steering wheel. Some people may need a cover for the steering wheel to have a good grip. 3- Some basic models do not have cruise control. You think at this time cruise control must be standard and not an option, but Toyota can surprise you some times. It is a shame. 4- Models 2009 and up have a blind spot at the rear corner that reduces the safety and your sight. Not a good thing at all. I personally prefer 2007 model since it does not have blind spot that makes it look bigger as well. More light inside. 5- It is Toyota Corolla Matrix, but spend more gas than Corolla. Over all I think it should not be more expensive than Corolla because of higher gas consumption, less comfort, blind spot, noisy engine, very cheap material used in the interior of the car. Also, make sure you get original documentation from the dealership you buy the car from. Some of them try to avoid giving you any original document. Higher risk of fraud.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Leased Matrix

by from Norwood, MA on April 9, 2013

I leased this 2010 new. My previous car was a Corolla. I think it's a good car for the money, similar to the Corolla, but know after driving it for a couple of years, I actually like the Corolla bette...
I leased this 2010 new. My previous car was a Corolla. I think it's a good car for the money, similar to the Corolla, but know after driving it for a couple of years, I actually like the Corolla better. It's been very reliable. Good on gas but gives a bit of a rough ride. The storage capacity is excellent but the interior styling could use some upgrades and some added luxury features. The interior cloth is decent. The exterior paint job is a bit cheap. My real complaint however, is that there are a lot of blind spots, especially around the side mirrors. I've almost hit a number of pedestrians and cars because I could not see them in my line of view because of the mirrors. Overall, it's a cute car, peppy, and good for cargo. My lease is almost up but I will not be looking for another Maxtrix this time. Hoping to upgrade to a Camry or Nissan Altima.
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Matrix gets it done

by from Rochester, NY on September 14, 2012

We traded in an '04 Montana Extended Minivan which was reaching end of life for a more economical (avg. 29.5mpg), reliable, smaller set of wheels. We miss the interior storage space but not the gas gu...
We traded in an '04 Montana Extended Minivan which was reaching end of life for a more economical (avg. 29.5mpg), reliable, smaller set of wheels. We miss the interior storage space but not the gas guzzling (21mpg) and larger footprint. While the Matrix is not a luxury ride it is nimble, easy to park and doesn't kill the wallet. Everything seems to work well. More and more cars are available with a ton of gadgets, but unless your car is your office it's a poor investment. Our Matrix gets it done for us, and the rear hatch is roomy, though not voluminous. If you believe gas is EVER coming down below $3/gal., you're probably in the market for a bridge, too...
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Does recommend this car!!

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