2000 Daewoo Matiz SE 0.8
My next car will be a good old second hand one again!!!
This Matiz is the first new car I bought and I really had better hopes when I did.
The first problem I had was the LED from the airbag that went on from time to time. My dealer "fixed" it and to be sure I checked : HE JUST REMOVED THE LED!!! Of course it took only one letter to the Daewoo import company to have it fixed decently. However (out of revenge I suppose) it took 3 weeks to fix it by this dealer. Of course I go to another dealer now.
Another problem was the right front tire which already after 6000km became worn out from the outside. This problem is fixed now.
The latest problem was a leak near the waterpump. Also fixed now.
I hope the series of fix and fix and fix has come to an end now since I getting really scared for when the warranty has ended.
I wish I had never bought this car. Especially the dealerships are really wacky and I hope Daewoo will do something about it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th October, 2000
16th Jan 2004, 04:38
My Daewoo Matiz SE Plus was bought new in 2001, I have had a lot of problems with dealerships (3 different ones in total), they are saying (even though still under warranty) that I shall have to pay to get the car looked at. Since having the car I have had a new gearbox within the first 3 months, have had the AA out at least 6 times telling me there is something wrong with the power steering belt, the dealership refuse to agree with that. Also since buying the car, in wet weather it squeals like a banshee when driving anywhere, for any length of time and when you turn the engine off it sounds almost as if it has seized up. I really do love my Daewoo, beautiful little runner (when its not noisy) the only thing that lets Daewoo down is the dealerships and 3 year warranty cover.