Daewoo Matiz Review from Estonia

1999 Daewoo Matiz SE 0.8

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 0.8 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired315 kilometres
Most recent distance44500 kilometres
Previous carZaporozhets ZAZ 698M


A small big car for small money


The central locking system suddenly "disappeared" at 30 000 km.

The 3rd gear sometimes makes a violent noise when switching.

General Comments:

A nice, funny and friendly-looking small car. Very useful in the city, especially when looking for a parking spot.

Fuel consumption is very low - I have managed with 5-6 litres per 100 km.

On the highway it's noisy inside, so the radio volume has to be turned quite high.

Transporting larger objects is pretty complicated, for example already a kids bicycle created some problems because it tended to scratch my back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd October, 2001

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 1 review