Written on: 25/08/2010
Bought a Daewoo Matiz at the end of June 2010, and it has prooved to me its a great little car alright!
Mine is in metallic silver, 796cc and has done only 74,000, 2 previous owners. GREAT!
It hasnt given me any problems at all, i have serviced it myself as i'm a technician mechanic. Bought it for our family second car as a runaround and short journeys but we do occasionally use it down to our main city which is Cardiff, we live quite far, and i must say its remarkably quick on the motorway for a 796cc engine! Good fuel economy! I fill thye tank every Monday and it lasts normally untill Saturday morning, so good but not brilliant! Fill it up 35 pounds to fill the tank full and it lasts roughly 310 miles Thats going back and fourth to work and home, and driving round the city, and the motorway at usualy 60 or 70MPH which is happily does, :) Its also a very practical car with both rear seats fully folded down, like a small van. And it is true that it does go quite slow when going up hills! But who needs to go fast up a hill?? Honestly!? lol
I highly recommend this car! Sadly insurance was a bit much for me as i had an accident in the past (2008) in my old rover 45 and the no claims bonus i already used it on my other car (Mazda Premacy) and the Matiz insurance for me was 312 pounds for 12 months, fully comp! Bit much but it'll go down over the years! Thats with direct line ;)
The matiz also makes a good first or second car for the family!
NOTE! Did you know that the new shape Matiz like the 2006 to 2009 ones which are also badged Cheverolet are not that safe! It only scored a rating of 2 stars! And the old type matiz from 1998 till 2005 had 3 stars! Doesnt sound much but just look at the videos on youtube! or on Euroncap website! So much difference between the crashes with the old Matiz MK1 and the new Matiz MK2!!
Good car, buy it if u want :), very cheap theese days!, saves money, cheap tac e.t.c!! :)