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Old 08-02-2006, 12:12 AM   #1
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Default 2007 Toyota Corolla Matrix M-Theory

2007 Toyota Corolla Matrix M-Theory

Also in bold...looks like Toyota canceled the AWD version and the XRS (164hp)model...i wonder if this will be the curtain call for the Matrix

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TORRANCE, Calif., July 31 -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the 2007 Corolla Matrix. Corolla Matrix will be a carryover for the 2007 model year and will arrive at dealerships in August.

Also arriving in August is the new 2007 special edition Matrix M-Theory package. The M-Theory adds several sporty exterior enhancements including unique Speedway Blue paint with matching rear deck lid spoiler, a large chrome exhaust tip and M-Theory badges. M-theory also features 17-inch Caldina alloy wheels with P215/50R17 tires, four wheel disc brakes, logo floor mats, and an individually numbered limited edition plaque. The M-Theory will also feature enhanced vehicle handling thanks to a standard sport tuned suspension and sport strut tower brace will also enhance vehicle handling.

Only 2,500 units of the special edition Matrix M-Theory will be built. The Matrix M-Theory special edition package will carry a base manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,500.

In addition to the M-Theory, the 2007 Matrix is available in two model grades: Standard and XR, which are carryover for the 2007 model year. Matrix MSRPs remain unchanged. The base MSRP for the Matrix starts at $15,260 for the Matrix Standard with a five-speed manual transmission to $17,570 for the XR with four-speed automatic transmission.

The Matrix with all-wheel drive and Matrix XRS models have been discontinued for 2007.
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Old 08-02-2006, 12:15 AM   #2
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M-Theory. Rofl.
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Old 08-02-2006, 01:00 PM   #3
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So basically its like a Corolla S... except a Matrix. They should at least add a performance engine into it.
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Old 08-02-2006, 01:20 PM   #4
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Have they always call it the Corolla Matrix? I always thought it was just Matrix and not labeled as part of the Corolla line.
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Old 08-02-2006, 02:39 PM   #5
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My slight interest in the matrix is completely dead now. Why'd they have to kill the 2ZZ matrix?

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Old 08-02-2006, 04:49 PM   #6
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With the next version of the Corolla coming out, I'm sure there will be a next version of the Matrix, which was really nothing more than a Corolla wagon.
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Old 08-02-2006, 09:17 PM   #7
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The higher output engine did not meet new emmissions regs, and did not warrant a redesign for a short model year. the AWD was a slow seller, and was dropped to keep costs low for the final year before a major redesign.

I also wonder what way the Toyota GM alliance will go. GM has stated that Pontiac will go all RWD. That would mean that a shared small car would go to chevy or Saturn or perhaps Suzuki
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Old 08-02-2006, 09:48 PM   #8
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Hmmm...not bad. The rimz be lookin' good at the least
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its still a matrix
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