So if I buy 05 and want 4 grille I cannot do that, is that right. Or is it possible?Bodywise, the only thing new in the 05 XRS is the front bumper and grill pattern. I don't think any of the aftermarket bodykits would fit the 05 XRS because it has taken on a new shape. You could always make the 03/04 front bumper fit but you'd have to acquire the entire bumper from an 03/04 somewhere.
and hereThe '05 Matrix is passable from a visual aspect but i'd never buy an /04 or an '05 for the fact they pushed up the "lift" engagement even higher, thus making the powerband more undriveable and useless.
the higher lift engagement kinda kills the point of getting an XRS...
If i was to get an 05, would definetly be an XR with SC.... If thats possible on the 05... otherwise custom turbo... lol
Seems like the XRS is useless to own on the 05 models... i mean you can hit lift but it would last for .005 seconds and you would never be able to land lift in continuous shifts.. unless theres something we dont know about it.. lol.