2004 Toyota Matrix Seriously sluggish up hills

Tiny
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  • 2004 TOYOTA MATRIX
  • 160,000 MILES
I have a 2004 matrix I got 2 months ago. So many weird little issues. I don't know how new this issue is to my car or if I never noticed cuz the city I live in is not hilly. After going on a road trip to Kc I noticed that I have to have the peddle to the floor to make anything happen going up a hill. I have a manual and I down shift but that only goes so far. My brother who normally works on my car said its probably just the engine size and me not down shifting( I am of course). I guess I just want to know if this is something I should have checked out or if it is just that I have a little engine. It's just a bit crazy when I can't eve come close to going the speed limit up a hill and every car is speeding past me.
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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 AT 1:45 PM

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Tiny
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Scan for codes and check fuel pressure first
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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 AT 4:43 PM

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