Toyota Matrix: Reliable and roomy!
2005 Toyota Matrix STD
Love my car. Bought this particular make based on recommendation from my mechanic. He said 'I'll probably rarely see you because Toyota's are very reliable' He was right. I've never had any major issue with it. I bought a Matrix specifically because of the cargo space. The back seats fold down, front passenger seat folds down forward, providing a ton of space. This was important to me because I am a musician so I can fit all my gear inside. Also, at the time I bought the car I had a 85 lb dog. With the back seats up there was still more than enough room for my dog to ride in the very back. Additionally, the back/cargo area is plastic, not carpeted so very easy to clean up after the dog.