Hyundai Matrix Review from South Africa

2006 Hyundai Matrix GLX 1.6

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 kilometres
Most recent distance12000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Corsa

Summary:

Expensive rubbish

Faults:

First car before it was replaced

Brakes failed completely on first day

Gearbox very difficult to change gears or get into reverse

Loss of power, getting worse as I had the car

Car started misfiring

Rattling in Speakers

Rattling sun visor

Rear cup holder broken.

Total days owned car – 52 days

Total days driven car problem free – 0 days

Total days car spent being repaired – 23 days

Replacement car

Loss of power again getting worse the more I drive

Unable to pull away from stop, no fuel getting through, have to rev car and ride the clutch

Car missing and jerking

Fuel consumption EXCEPTIONALLY high

Exhaust leaking and very noisy

General Comments:

Although car feels and looks nice, and the added height a great advantage driving in SA, it simply is not worth the amount of trouble and unreliability. All the problems that I have had seem to be common problems, so why are Hyundai not doing anything about it?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th November, 2007

23rd Jul 2008, 10:34

I bought the matrix 2001 model but so far no problems, its engine and fuel consumption is fine, now its two months and I have not replaced anything. I think you bought a very old car or it had an accident before you bought it. the car is comfortable and its real value, I bought it in Namibia where I work. reach me on tibanyendera76@yahoo.com.

14th Aug 2008, 13:25

I have got a car; Hyundai matrix 2008 and now gone 2000 km.

No problem and I mean it's a good car at this price. I know other people have matrix in Denmark and they are satisfied.

2nd Feb 2011, 10:59

It's a beautiful car. I got black rims and long black door guards and tints and it looks really good. Plus I've had it for 3 years and not a single problem... But engaging reverse is really hard sometimes. It's still pretty quick.

Average review marks: 2.0 / 10, based on 1 review