Hyundai Matrix Review from Netherlands

2003 Hyundai Matrix GLS 1.6

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance15000 miles
Previous carHyundai Accent


Driving pleasure spoiled by problems. Lets Hyundai down


ABS Brakes failed.

Driver seat mounting broke.

Lighting behind instrument panel x2.

Engine valves? Being investigated.

Vibrating of the dashboard.

General Comments:

Started well, but more and more problems are appearing.

Too many faults by the dealer are being described as "known issues"

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th April, 2005

3rd Nov 2005, 06:11

The suspension is bad and changed absorber recently, but still problem with rattle noise when over bumpy road. Had 4 new Michelin tyres, but the same. Consumption is high with this gls 1.8 cc model and rm50/- gets me only 210 km in town drive. will not buy another car in this group.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review