Photo Credit: Toyota
Photo Credit: Toyota

The 2003-2006 Toyota Matrix XRS was equipped with the wonderful 2ZZ-GE engine that cranked out 180 hp from 1.8 liters and was paired to a mandatory six-speed manual. The Matrix weighed only 2800 lbs and had more cargo room than the Subaru WRX wagon. Good times.


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