Tag: Toyota Matrix
Have you ever missed a car you used to own?
It’s strange to admit it, but I miss a car I sold last year and wish I had another like it.
single frame: Wet Matrix
Ich habe einen Volkswagen gekauft
Translated: I bought a Volkswagen.
single frame: Speeding
SpeedingiPhone 6s2017 One of the cool features of my Toyota Matrix is how its gauges are invisible until you turn the car on. I think the display looks especially cool at night. Astute readers may be curious as to why my car’s redline is so high, 7,800 RPM. It’s a feature of Toyota’s 2ZZ-GE four-cylinder…
Requiem for a Toyota
I love cars, but I probably loved my 2003 Toyota Matrix XRS most of all. It had become a beater in recent years, and it had a lot of miles on it, but I kept driving it anyway. But now I have to say goodbye.
Photo: An evening shot of my car parked on the street in front of my house.
I’m just thankful I don’t drive a giant SUV
The last winter I got to garage my car was in 1995. After that, not only did my wife fill half of our two-car garage with her garden gear, she claimed female privilege and filled the other half with her car. So my car was relegated to the driveway and I faced daily scraping all…
It may not look like much, but it sure goes like stink
I drive a 2003 Toyota Matrix XRS. That’s what it looked like last year just after I bought it, still shiny and clean from the dealer’s detailing. It replaced a red base model 2003 Matrix that I wrecked on the National Road in Ohio. My red Matrix had been a sedate performer but I liked…