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356-mile 2003 Toyota Matrix is an unlikely time capsule | Autoblog

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According to the seller, this Matrix was purchased new by a retired teacher who got sick shortly after taking delivery. The car was reportedly parked in a climate-controlled garage for many years and evidently not driven much. Fast-forward to 2022 and we’re looking at what’s likely the nicest Matrix left. It’s not perfect, there are a few scratches on the front end, but it otherwise looks just like it did nearly 20 years ago.

What are the odds of finding another first-generation Matrix (especially one from the first year of production) in this condition? These were cheap, cheerful hatchbacks that were mass produced and mass destroyed; by the time they reached their eighth owner (and/or their 200,000th mile) they tended to look like they’d survived “The Walking Dead” and smell like a sarcophagus. This one has been spared. Its Cosmic Blue Metallic paint shines, its cloth-upholstered seats are free of tears, and its engine bay looks just like it did in sales brochures.

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