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Toyota Matrix Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • dardasdardas Posts: 1
    That's an excellent price. I live in MD, near DC and am shopping for a Matrix with identical specs. Can you tell me which dealer your bought this from?

  • jessrjessr Posts: 5
    I would also love to know where you got this deal. I'm in the market for a Matrix. I live in New York State. No one seems interested in giving me a deal.
  • hmarhmar Posts: 15
    Where in NY do you live?
    If you're in the NYC metro area, I got a very good deal at Millenium Toyota in Hempstead. They ordered a Matrix for me with specs outside of the regional standards for a good price.
  • goosmangoosman Posts: 2
    355 Toyota in Rockville.
  • Purchased Toyota Matrix instead of Honda Fit.

    Did not like Fit Interior.
    Fit was too small for a primary car.
    Mercy of dealers.
    Price was MSRP.

    My purchase was Matrix XR AT + All the options was below invoice for $18,100= airbags+6 CD changer+sunroof+premium tyres+etc+ 3 free services+1 year emission check.

    Interior feel was defnitely a big plus. I was able to bring a Queen size head board, footboard and frame+ side stand from ikea with wife sitting in back with seats folded down. Thats what I want.

    I am getting 34 miles per gallon after 1000 miles break-in.

    Thanks for all for your inputs.

  • thisweithiswei Posts: 1
    I went to a Toyota dealership in South Jersey and I was offered a price of $18,548 for 2007 Toyota Matrix XR 2WD with the following options:

    QP: extra value package #2(Includes 16" x 6.5" aluminum alloy wheels, sunroof, cruise control, steering wheel mounted cruise controls, front driving lamps and front and rear underbody spoiler)
    EV: AM/FM in dash 6 CD changer
    AB: Antilock brake system
    CK: all weather guard package
    FE: 50 state emissions
    CF: carpet floor mats (4pcs)

    The price of $18,548 includes destination charge but not tax and other fees. Can anyone tell me if this price is reasonable or if anyone brought a similar car with this price?
  • Just bought in sweltering Houston, TX:

    2007 XR 2WD AT
    Side curtain airbags
    50 State Emissions
    Xtra Value pac#2: 16" alloys, AS tires, power tilt/slide moonroof, cruise control, front fog and driving lamps, front and rear underbody spoiler
    Rear Spoiler
    Carpeted floor mats
    Vehicle shield package

    Out-the-door 19,300
  • jlum866jlum866 Posts: 25
    Can you tell me just the price of the car? Since I am in San Francisco, I think the sales tax and all associated fees are different. Here is what I am looking for. 2007 XR 2WD AT with options FE;BE;EV;AB;and QP. Getting quotes of 18451 and 18713 so far.
  • jlum866jlum866 Posts: 25
    I am in San Francisco. I am looking for 07 XR 2WD AT with the following options: FE:BE:EV:AB:QP and Z1. So far, got quote of 18751 and now it is 18451. Got another at 18963 and now at 18713. These prices are thru the internet. From my experience, it does not hurt to counter them back with a lower offer (100 to 300 dollars). The worst you could do is that they will tell you no. Let me know how it works out. I am still working on my XR.
  • It worked out to between 17,900 and 18,000 before taxes.
  • Is it worth it to get the post purchase items like
    Undercoat, weather protection, etc. etc.? I live in the Mid-Atlantic.
  • Went shopping Labor Day weekend. Could not find any XR's with my options. The dealer checked inventory and no dealer within 100 miles had the car I wanted. Anyway, was also looking at Civics but ended up with an 2006 Accord EX-L w/navi I4 4 door sedan at a very good price.
  • From reading other postings, all that extra stuff the dealer tries to sell is pure profit. Check in other forums and search for dealer add ons.
  • Good to see that you are in the US.
    Prices in Canada seem high in Canadian dollars compared to US dollars.
    I just bought a 2007 XR Matrix. (Traded in my 2003 XR Automatic Transmission)I explained in more detail the reasons for getting another Matrix at the "compare Matrix and Vibe" forum.
    Cash price before taxes etc: $24031.00
    After freight taxes etc: $27133.88
    I also installed an after market rust proofing electronic device (Sold by Toyota for $700) which I bought at CTC for $200. Check their bumph at : - Still a rip off in my opinion. I am doing an experiment to verify its efficacy.
    I am posting details on a blog at:
  • so down here in texas, i was shocked to learn that most vehicles don't come automatically equipped w/ ABS. i know it's an option, BUT it's something that has to be specially ordered...the dealerships don't just get them w/ ABS. i think this is weird, but we got a production change and we are getting a white XR w/ abs, manual transmission, package #2, side curtain airbags, and sunroof wind deflector for $18,750. not bad according to the research i've done. it should be here by the end of this month!
  • gasman1gasman1 Posts: 321
    Congratulations! You did a good job in your order. Getting the 5-speed with ABS and side bags was a smart buy.
  • I am in NJ (North/Bergen). I booked one 07 XR 2WD AT with the following options: FE:BE:EV:AB:QP and Z1. Started from quote of 19095 and after bargaining got for 18500. Got another quote in another dealer at 18000 without moonroof. In this forum I saw one buyer got 300 dollars less. Waiting for the car of my color will take 10 days max. :blush:

    Since I wanted a particular color and said ready for a wait and do not need moonroof, 6 CD player etc, the salesman came down from 19095 to 18600. By the time I lost patience and if I stuck to my stand of paying only 18000 may be I would have got for a couple of hundreds less.

    With tax,registration etc total $20200.

    Other cars considered Honda Fit, waiting period 1 month end of November, only sticker price, not even available for test drive :P

  • Hi,
    Yesterday I test drove a 2004 Matrix XR at a dealership in Los Angeles. The price is 13,777, mileage in the 40's, and the car has a moonroof and cruise control. I really liked the car and the amount of interior space. I'm concerned, though, because despite the fact that the car is Toyota certified, the check engine light was on during my test drive. I saw another thread about check engine lights that said it might just be a loose gas cap. I used to own a VW Jetta that had a chronic check engine light problem, and I don't want to live with that worry again. What do you Matrix owners think: is the check engine light going to be a problem? Should I get this car? Thanks.
  • nil12nil12 Posts: 1

    I've been reading this forum for sometime and finally my wife bought ( Bay area, CA ) 2006 Toyota Matrix XR, EVP #2 in Aug-2006 for 20500 otd, metalic silver. I was out of country so didn't get time to post it earlier.

    so far I love it, except that salesman convinced my wife to buy prepaid maintenance for $1255. It covers upto 4yr/55000miles oil change,tire rotation,20 point inspection...usual stuff. what do u guys think about this prepaid maintenance ? Is it really worth ? I saw another website (something like cheapservice) which sells same package for 800$.

    Are there any real benefit to this toyota prepaid maintenance ? I don't see it but looking for your insight.

    Thanks in advance, really enjoy reading post here.
  • It seems like a good deal. I am also in NJ (Central/Middlesex). The local dealership offers 07 XR 2WD AT with FE:CK:EV:AB:QP:CF for $18500. This price includes all the fees except for the taxes. Yours seems to be better because of side airbags.

    Good luck with your new car.
  • I am planning to purchase a 2007 Matrix XR (no additional option/package) in Toronto, Canada and has an offer at C$22,510.00 (including admin fee & freight/delivery, before tax). Is it a good deal?
  • bobw3bobw3 Posts: 2,992
    If you're only getting 4 years worth of oil changes/tire rotations for $1255, then assuming 4/yr service interval = 16 over 4 years = $78/service interval, and if you're just getting an oil change/tire rotation/inspection, that's not worth it. I don't know what other maintenance you'll have on the car before 55,000 miles either.
  • mrp2mrp2 Posts: 2
    I did not close on a Matrix 07 (base model 5M) because of a problem on the upholstery of the driver seat. There was a void (~1 inch) left/rear corner (where one seats on) so that the internal white foam was sticking out. It could clearly be seen standing up and before entering the car. It seemed to me that the upholstery had not been properly placed on the frame of driver seat or that someone with a considerable weight had seated on it, forcing the foam out. There was no indication of tear and was not observable on the front passenger seat.

    The sales person stated that this is how the base model comes from Toyota. I asked to see other models. A smaller void (0.5”) on the same place was observed on another base model but not on a XR model.

    The dealer was unconcerned and would not give me a “Due Bill” for this problem and insisted that Toyota warranty would cover this. The car on the lot was the one I wanted. I was ready to buy right then as we had agreed on the price. Instead I wasted 3 hours of my time.

    Has anyone inspected the driver seat cloth upholstery for this problem? What opinions about the cloth used in the Matrix seats are out there?
  • manoamanoa Posts: 3
    I am in Milwaukee. I was offered a price of $18,634 for a Red 2007 Toyota Matrix XR 2WD AT with the following options:

    QP: extra value package #2
    EV: AM/FM in dash 6 CD changer
    AB: Antilock brake system
    CK: all weather guard package
    FE: 50 state emissions
    CF: carpet floor mats (4pcs)
    BE: Side Airbag

    Also, I was offered to trad in my 03 VW Golf 51,000 mi for $8100, a little bit higher than the edmunds' trade-in value.
    Can anyone tell me if this price is reasonable?
  • Hell all...looking to buy a 2007 Matrix XR this weekend in Northern California. The vehicle inquiry report from the dealer is for 20,493...this is with Service Pack #2, driver/pass. and side curtain air bags, ABS/EBD, floor mats, rear bumper protector, 6 disc changer. We settled over the phone for 19,800. Is this a good deal...or should I haggle some more?? OTD is: 21,463
    The dealer is picking the car up for me tomorrow. :shades:
  • I recently made my purchase. I did own a 2002 Honda Civic EX Coupe 5spd. Loved the car and for 74,000 miles worry free. I sold it and bought a Certified Pre-Owned Matrix:

    2005 Toyota Matrix XR AWD
    Black Pearl Metallic
    -6 disc in-dash CD changer
    -leather wrapped steering wheel
    -pwr. moonroof
    -XR body kit and fog lamps
    -16" alloy wheels
    -cargo mat
    -rear bumper protector

    I paid $18,000 for this car from Toyota of Dartmouth Massachusetts. Took me a full month to find it because I wanted specific that were hard to come by, namely the color, the AWD, and other features that I had on my Civic that I would never give up (who knew it was so hard to find a Matrix with a moonroof.) Anyways, the car is a bit slower than my Civic was but the amount of space and comfort is awesome. I recently took it along with my brother, father, and uncle to a NY Jets game. We live in Milford, CT about an hour from the city (NY). The car was loaded with a folding table (which fit right in the back no problem), coolers, gear, chairs, food, and the grill. I made it there and back with less than a half a tank of gas. Everyone was comfortable and people in the parking lot at the tailgate were amazed how much my little car fit compared to their SUVs.

    The AWD was a big factor in my purchase when I was looking for this car. Me and my girlfriend drive all over the place, including upstate New York. Not to mention the 25 mile commute to work in snow would not be something my Civic would like. This car is just an all-around great vehicle. It looks slick with the creased body lines, it is sporty and handles very well, and the cargo room is amazing.

    I did take a quick look at a few other vehicles, namely the Vibe which to me is fairly ugly and bland looking, and I have no need for roof rails. And the Mazda 3 hatchback, which

    A)Lacked the amount of cargo space the Matrix has by a lot
    B)Rear seat room was horrendous
    C)Walked into the dealer and after about 20 minutes of standing in the showroom, walking the lot, and literally standing at a salespersons desk while they sat there was not approached or asked for help by anyone. The next day I drove up and bought the Matrix.

    Bought it with 29,000 miles on it, so far I am at 40,000 and have had it for almost 6 months. So I do put mileage on it, and the car has been nothing but pleasant!
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    I'm getting interested in the Matrix as a car for my daughter (relatively new driver), but haven't been able to find it on the internet or Toyota site as to what grade of gasoline is required.

    Can a current owner confirm that it runs on regular gas, as opposed to Premium...thanks.
  • beantownbeantown Posts: 228
    Regular is fine....and recommended.
  • I recently purchased a 2007 Toyota Matrix XR with a 5-speed manual, Extra-Value Package #1, All Weather Guard Package, and carpeted floor mats.

    I arranged to purchase the car from a local (Wisconsin) dealer, via their website. Here's a very complete(!) description of the process:
    a_cooper, "Internet vs. Traditional Car Buying" #1388, 11 Jan 2007 8:50 am

    Essentially, the MSRP as equipped was $17,790. Edmunds' TMV price is $17,335. My informed estimate places the invoice price at $16,145.

    The dealer's initial reply for my website request for a quote was $16,424. This is more than $900 LESS than Edmunds' TMV, and only a couple hundred dollars over invoice. Tax, title, and license were extra.

    After a final test drive, we agreed on the price and I was out the door in about an hour. They made it a very quick and painless transaction, with none of the games or hidden fees often associated with car dealers.

    I perhaps could have chiseled him for a deeper discount, but the Matrix XR is fairly low-priced to begin with (under $18,000), is in relatively short supply, and according to my research, currently offers no other factory rebates or incentives to the dealer.

    I also feel that every auto dealer, like any other business, deserves to make SOME kind of profit margin, and I was not determined to cut him to the bone on price. Instead, I wanted to award that profit to a deserving dealer that seems to be working hard to polish the tarnished image of sleazy car dealers.

    After a few weeks with the new car, I couldn't be happier, either with the Matrix or the Internet buying experience.
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,726
    last night on my second Matrix. Yes, second. My first one was an '03 bought in early '02 when they first came out, and my first foray ever into the world of automatics, which is a miserable trip I will never make again! Sold that one after 18 months, but always missed it.

    So last night I picked up an indigo blue XR 5-speed stick, EVP #2, 6-CD, mats, ABS, what am I missing? Sticker was $18,960, bought it for $17,934 + fees, which appears to be about $500-600 over invoice, fine by me. And just like other posters here, that was an internet deal, just walked right in and signed on the dotted line, no haggling. It was my first time ever doing that, and I think that's the future of car-buying for me.

    I already love having a sunroof again, I like that the newer models have some blue and white in the speedo and tach (my '03 was an all red dash, including gauges), and the stick shift is the only choice for this car for me. It makes it a lot more peppy than the auto.

    Interestingly, that dealer had a leftover '06 XRS, sticker $22,2xx, fully loaded, that I could have had for about $2000 more. Decided to give it a pass.

    2014 Mini Cooper (stick shift of course), 2016 Camry hybrid, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (keeping the stick alive)

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