Daewoo Matiz Review from Netherlands

2000 Daewoo Matiz SE 0.8

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 0.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance14000 kilometres

Summary:

My next car will be a good old second hand one again!!!

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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.

Average review marks: 4.4 / 10, based on 1 review