2012 Toyota Matrix Test Drive & Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/toyota/matrix/2012/ If you are in the market for a
practical and affordable family vehicle then the 2012 Toyota Matrix should
be considered. The Matrix was redesigned for the 2009 model year but Toyota
has decided to give this 5-door hatchback a couple of upgrades along the
way. On the outside the Matrix got more aggressive front and rear bumpers
along with sporty wheels. On the inside the 2012 Matrix gets some minor
upgrades too including better materials, a leather steering wheel, and
Bluetooth. The base price on the 2012 Toyota Matrix is $18,845 with the top
of the line AWD model costing $21,715.
There are 2 different engine types offered on the 2012 Toyota Matrix. The
first is he smaller 1.8 liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft. of
torque. Fuel economy for this engine is 26 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on
the highway. The larger engine is a 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine that makes
158 horsepower and
162 lb-ft. of torque. This larger more powerful engine gets 21 MPG in the
city and 29 MPG on the highway.
Out back the 2012 Toyota Matrix features 60/40 split folding rear seats.
With the seats down there is ample cargo room at 49 cubic feet. Toyota is
known for making quality vehicles and the Matrix has been around for some
time now with no major problems. This hatchback comes with a great 60
month/60k mile powertrain warranty. There is also some good technology in
the Matrix which is really a simple economical car. The gauges look great
and the stereo is modern and sounds great. The 2012 Toyota Matrix is a very
safe bet for those looking for a 5-door hatchback.
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2004 Toyota Matrix Radio Upgrade
Matrix Radio Install.wmv - uploaded 123013 - As a favor to a long time
friend of MACS, I offered to help retrieve some CDs that were "stuck" in
the stock radio's 6 disc changer. Sure, no problem, I thought. Actually,
it was pretty easy to get the CDs out of the old radio. Since it was
broken anyway, finesse was not required. But, as it usually goes with jobs
like these, the statement was made "I wish there was some way to get that
fixed so the CD would work". As you could imagine, those few innocent
words opened a can of Radio Upgrade Worms that lead to two full days of
work, two trips to Best Buy (one to the big box store by the mall, the
other to their website) and a few wrong parts that still need to be
returned at the store. Ultimately, things worked out great. The
replacement radio works like a charm, and will hopefully provide many miles
of audio entertainment. Plus, it all lead to the best part of all... THIS
YOUTUBE VIDEO!!!!! 2 Hour job, played for you in Fast Forward. Mostly at
4x speed, some parts at 8x speed.
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our website at www.macsw.org. Thanks for watching!