Here in Southern Ontario, the Matrix seems to be a much better deal than the Vibe. The Vibe actually comes with a few extras for the base price, such as AC. I checked out them both today and here's some pics of the window stickers. It looks like the Matrix XR is about equal to the vibe, but a better price. The first pic is of the new TRD. Do a check at this website and you will find vehicles of last year have already lost $2,000 between the Vibe and Matrix. Please correct me if I'm wrong as I might have missed something.
Go to www.kbb.com and compare a Vibe '05 with similar '05 Matrix with same options.
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