After a little over a year of drooling and waiting until my Matrix could be traded in with no penalty I finally made my order today. I just got the call that everything was approved and the order has been sent to the factory.
We went with a Compass North, manual 4X2, Jeep Green, Boston Acoustics, Sunroof, heated seats and speed control. They told us too that the 2008 model still qualifies for the Canadian government rebate.
Of course now the waiting will suck. But there is light at the end of the tunnel and I'm running towards it. They told me 2 - 3 months, but they have to tell everyone that and that it could only take a couple of weeks depending on what makes they run. But I am counting on at least an 8 week wait, which is fine, it would just be nice to get it before the snow hits.