I LOVE this car!
I really haven't had any, except:
Clutch cable snapped.
Engine check light comes on inexplicably (apparently a common fault with the Matiz).
Cambelt broke at 60,000 miles.
This was my second car, and what a trouper she has been! Very nippy and compact, yet surprisingly roomy inside. The small engine means it does take a few seconds extra to gather speed, but I've been up and down the country literally hundreds of times in all weathers, and mine has never once conked out, and I don't make rest stops!
What I like about this car:
VERY economical, 5 door, good steering lock, nice-looking, exceptionally easy and fun to drive, cheap insurance... and most importantly, faultlessly reliable. Yes, the cambelt failed, but it did so on a dual carriageway, and not only did it still get me home - it drove to the garage the next day! I was later told this was pure luck, but still!!
This is only my experience of the Matiz and I'm no car expert. I do have to say I love this one because it is so comparatively cheap and took a real beating at times, yet mine never let me down or lost her looks. What more could you ask of a car?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th July, 2010