2004 Daewoo Matiz Xtra Cool 1.0L petrol


A wonderful car that does everything a bigger car would


Nothing has gone wrong with this car, I haven't had it very long, but it has been the most perfect car to learn to drive in, and I couldn't have bought a better first car.

General Comments:

The car was in amazing condition when I bought it, it had barely been used and had very low mileage. I drive it up lanes and unmade roads and it copes amazingly! I have a horse too, and all the equipment needed fits into the car with no problem at all! The car happily moves along with maximum passengers and this does not affect the handling in any way. I am very pleased with it and it is very economical on fuel, which lasts a long time and is cheap to fill up.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 2016

14th Feb 2016, 20:40

Great cars.... we have a 56 reg, bought 18 months old, taken from 24k miles to 74k with barely an issue - only consumables for the most part. Good on fuel - reliable as a Swiss watch - commodious - fun to drive - the only downside is the old dirty technology by comparison to modern competitors, so it's disproportionately expensive to tax, but the fact that it owes us nothing more than makes up for it. We only paid £4k for it, and when it's washed it still looks like a £4k car - brilliant!!

2004 Daewoo Matiz SE 0.8


Fantastic, reliable little car that thinks above its size


Driver's door power window switch failed, but don't most switches eventually?

General Comments:

Borrowed this car while mine was off the road and didn't want to hand it back, so I bought it!

Cabin room is fantastic. I am 6' tall, and once inside forget that I am driving a small car. Head and leg room are actually better than my previous (mid size) car.

I love its reliability on a morning, I KNOW it is going to start whatever the weather. At last, a car I can trust 100% to get me to work on time.

OK, the gear change can be notchy at times, but that is one of the car's little quirks and not a problem.

Performance is good. Nippy in traffic and no problem on the motorway. The engine actually buzzes in a very distinct and soothing way.

Handling is great and nipping through traffic a pleasure. The Matiz gets through gaps where others have to wait.

All in all a lovely, comfortable and reliable car with great fuel economy, good looks and great value for money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2009

4th Jan 2011, 15:48

Absolutely the Matiz the best car I ever owned too... Mind blowing on gas... I get around... 22 kmpl... My dad didn't took much care about it.. Earlier I remember.. The car used to give 26 to 27 kmpl... Great... I need to flush my engine or seafoam in order to get its peak performance...

Matiz rules!!!

14th Apr 2016, 14:00

I have just bought my wife a 2004 Matiz 1.0 Extra with 17400 miles on the clock (checked with MOTs and the DVLA). She loves it. Inside it's like a tardis for a 12 year old car; she is as near to showroom as you could get. My wife would never go back to her old car; paid £1300; the best money I've spent.