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04 Toyota Matrix Xr Meticulously Maintained Gas Saver Tow Hitch New Tires Sunro on 2040-cars

Year:2004 Mileage:179000
Location:

West Orange, New Jersey, United States

West Orange, New Jersey, United States

For Sale:  2004 Toyota Matrix XR, Automatic Transmission, Meticulously Maintained 179,000 miles loaded with features:

Keyless Entry, Fog Lights, Factory Ground effects package, aluminum alloy wheels, air condition, factory in dash 6 cd changer stereo, power windows door locks mirrors, cruise control,  full instrument cluster with tachometer, power glass sunroof w/ privacy shade, rear tinted windows, professionally installed U-Haul Tow hitch (trailer power adapter installed), factory embroidered front and rear floor mats (I bought them new from the dealer when I got the car), rear electric defroster and wiper, and has a valid NJ Inspection sticker that expires in 08/2016.

I bought this car in May 2011 from the third owner who got it from Toyota World of Lakewood, NJ.  The car had about 88,000 miles on it.  My job had me commuting about 80 miles round trip, sometimes six or seven days a week.  I bought the car because it was great on gas, it was a Toyota that would last forever, front wheel drive (great for snow), and the maintenance on the car is simple.  It has a timing CHAIN not a BELT thus never needs that expensive tune up most imports require.  The car does not have a distributor cap or rotor, ignition wires and does not even have a fuel filter that requires changing.  The car does have coil packs and a tune up consisted of an air filter and four spark plugs that can be inexpensively bought at any local auto parts store. 

The vehicle was meticulously maintained and I have paperwork to prove it.  The oil was always changed at Valvoline instant oil change.  I always used the oil for higher mileage cars as it is better for the car and protects the engine seals etc.  I put so many highway miles on the car I normally ran the oil longer than 3,000 miles.  The car qualifies for the Valvoline 250,000 mile engine warranty.  I also had the air conditioning, transmission, fan belt, etc. serviced there.  I bought the rear wiper blade from the Toyota dealer as it was a unique size.   

When I got the car I wanted to ensure the air conditioning was in good working order for the hot summer so I had Valvoline service it.  They fully remove the entire amount of refrigerant from the system, ensure it has a good vacuum without any leaks, and then refills it with fresh refrigerant.  They just confirmed for it this week that it is still functioning correctly and is ice cold like it should be.  I also had the transmission fluid changed about once a year as I was doing a lot of highway miles for work.  I flushed the coolant once a year and refilled it with pre diluted 50/50 Prestone antifreeze.  I was lucky as the car had new brakes when I got the car and I had done the fronts as needed.  I also put in four new Iridium tipped plugs as recommended by the manufacturer at 120,000 miles.  I did the air filters as needed once or twice a year.   I recently also bought four brand new Goodyear Eagle GSA tires and had them all high speed balanced. 

The car is pre owned and for its age I think it is in great shape.  The interior has no tears, stains, and was always owned by pet and smoke free owners.  It has normal wear that goes along with the age.  I will list the condition I can best, but please look at the high resolution pictures to see the exact condition.

The front nose (front air dam, bumper and hood) has the typical tiny love bug and tiny rock chips common with most cars.  The rear bumper has marks from prior owners putting stuff in and out of the back incorrectly.  The prior owner had a wheel lock break on one of the wheel lugs and it needed to be ground off.  The outside of the wheel is fine, however inside where the lug nut goes was disturbed when the broken lock was removed.  The owner bought four new Toyota lug nuts and decided the wheel locks were no longer needed after that time consuming incident.  I agreed with that decision and continued to run it as he did.  The driver's side rear passenger door jamb had two chips on the inside.  The front windshield has a chip all the way on the passenger side (approximately three inches from the side rubber molding.)  The interior rear seats near the door jamb, there is a small panel that has some marks.

The Matrix is a great design as I have been able to fit so much in this compact car.  The passenger seat folds perfectly flat as the back seats do.  When the seats fold down they have a hard vinyl that protects the fabric and is easy to clean up after you get done moving something.  People have always been amazed at how handy this car is.  I have moved extremely bulky and long items in this car with no problem.   You can even rent a trailer for $30 from you haul and it is already set up for it.  I found I could get the fuel economy, reliability, and utility of a smaller car and avoid the larger expensive gas guzzler SUV's. 

If you are looking for a meticulously maintained car with a documented maintenance history this is the car for you.   If you are looking to buy something that is perfect, that does not have any wear on it, you should consider buying a new car.  This car is priced below book value and would be much more on any lot.  Please ask any questions and if you would like more pictures before you bid so we can work out the logistics if you are not local.  Thank you for looking, I have been on ebay since 2000 and have 100% feedback.   

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ITEM DESCRIPTIONS: Some of the items I sell are older, vintage, and almost always pre-owned. I do my absolute best to catch and mention any blemishes, defects, etc., but on occasion I don't catch everything. Please know this when bidding on older or used items.  I do not mind taking extra pictures to email you or anything just to get us on the same page.

SHIPPING: I will ship with three (3) business days of auction ending as the description states but often its within the second day.  Please understand that most items can not be packaged until after auction end or sale as last minute photo requests or questions are frequent. I carefully package all items so that they arrive safely at your door. I will only ship to paypal verified addresses. I normally ship USPS however due to different situations (postal lines, location, etc) UPS is used at times. 

LOCAL PICK UP ITEMS: Local pick up items are available for pick up at the location listed in the auction.  I have sold several items and always have had a great time meeting fellow eBay users.  Several times people have wanted items listed for local pick up shipped to them.  To accommodate this request I delivered the item to the local UPS store which the seller called in to make the shipping arraignments and payment.  I do not mind doing this, however please let me know ahead of time so I can plan to accommodate this.  I also do not mind not having a immediate paypal and accepting cash at the time of sale, as many buyers have preferred to do that.  Whatever the buyer is comfortable with is fine with me.

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INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: I love my international buyers and most of my listings are available for purchase to worldwide customers.  I do appreciate if you bid as an international buyer you send me a message before hand.  This allows me to get an estimate on shipping and it shows me you are a real interested buyer.  For whatever reason many new buyers without feedback are bidding on items that they never pay for.  That will let me know your serious and will get me working out the details before the auction ends.   If a listed item is not available internationally (usually due to weight), please contact me prior to bidding so that we can look at shipping costs and reach an agreement prior to purchase.




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