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+1 on the gauges in the middle, I have seen it on a couple different cars over the years and every time I go wtf? It would definitely keep me from buying a car that has that. It is like they gave the designers just a little to much freedom, some things are designed for purpose and necessity and the gauge cluster location is one of them.
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So I guess that means I can't sell you my car? Dang it!!

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O I wouldn't pass up a good deal but when I looked into the couple cars like that I defiantly did not like it.
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Now, that is just U. G. L. Y. Looks like a Chevy HHR humped a Nissan Cube.

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I thought they weren't much of a hindrance in the first Gen Xb
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When I bought my xB I thought the center mounted cluster would suck. After a few miles you didn't even notice. It wasn't a bother at all... it just became natural. I'm not surprised the Matrix may go away. It doesn't sell well... which is the bottom line for any car.


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Some people really hate it, its really become love or hate which is not ideal for cars that Toyota intends to move with decent volume. Me, I've driven a lot of Yarises and for me it doesn't affect me that much. There are other ergonomic issues I have with certain cars which I feel are more important like the stupid plastic bowl covering under the steering wheel for the Caliber or the awful shape of the 2006-2011 and even 2012 Civic's dash which both damage my knee.

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The 2nd Gen Auris look pretty good (and appears to be the inspiration for the front end design of the RAV4).
http://www.autotrader.co.uk/articles...-expert-review

It can also mean that Toyota can offer a compact hybrid by just tuning the Auris Hybrid for the US market and slot it between the Prius c and Prius liftback.

The interior is a mishmash of designs - Corolla cupholders, Prius shifter (on hybrid models), tC centre vents, Yaris/Prius c passenger side dashboard.


Although this would be perfect:

http://www.carscoops.com/2012/09/new...s-targets.html

though I doubt they'll bring it over.
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My immediate impression of that was, "Hey, it looks like a mini Venza," and I like the Venza. I think that Auris is a handsome vehicle. Upon looking at some of the other angles, I also see some Jetta Sportwagen in there. I'd test it, for sure.

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Toyota Matrix Announcement Coming, Likely Axed in US

Toyota Matrix Announcement Coming, Likely Axed in US
Bring the Auris and none of us will miss the Matrix.
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"Given the poor overall demand for the hatchback"

total BS excuses. make it better and there will be demands.
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Indeed, if the Ford Focus can sell 40% of them in hatchback form then Toyota's excuse is indeed rubbish. The Fiesta fares even better with roughly 50% being hatchbacks. I remember the previous gen Hyundai Accent was 77% hatchback over sedan.

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