Toyota Matrix Roof Rack 3

toyota matrix roof rackI ordered a roof rack for my 2004 Toyota Matrix today. My parent’s canoe has been stored in my garage for five years, ever since they moved from a house to an apartment. I have never used the canoe, although I did canoe a lot in my youth – I loved it; but now that the kids are older, I’m feeling compelled to dust the canoe off and start using it.

The roof rack costs $195 (Canadian) plus tax at the dealer. I don’t know if that’s good or bad. although I priced them an other stores a couple months ago and I remember that price being competitive (despite being from a dealer).

Update (May 22, 2008)
: It took me about an hour to install the damn rack. They recommend it not be installed if it’s not being used, but it’s a pain to put on so I won’t be taking it off again. The horizontal screws that help tighten the clamps to the roof are a tad too wide for the slot they slide into, making it hard to judge how tight the clamp really is. I hope it doesn’t come off while I have the canoe on top. It looks nice, though.

My rack is positioned differently than in the picture on this post; mine is closer towards the front, where the one in that image appears to be towards the rear.

3 thoughts on “Toyota Matrix Roof Rack

  1. Reply rekounas May 8,2008 2:08 pm

    Plenty of water here in Saint John if you would like come down for a drive an visit me, ya prick!

  2. Reply Caleb Jul 28,2008 7:06 pm

    Hi, I was wondering if the rack had any model information. I’m looking for a rack for my ’04.


  3. Reply Jody Jul 28,2008 7:21 pm

    Nope. Just asked the dealer it – one model only. There were non-Toyota-made rackets available but they cost a lot more.

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