1998 Daewoo Matiz S 0.8 l3 petrol from Romania
A decent and cheap car
The car is very rust prone.
The engine makes a lot of creaking noises, most noticeable when decelerating.
After ~7600 km of use the brakes no longer work.
After ~24000 km of use, the air conditioner doesn't work any more.
The Matiz is a decent car, which comes at a very cheap price, especially for its class, compared to the Demio for example, whose base model is about ~1,250 dollars more.
Overall, the car is a very good one for its price. It comes with child protection and air conditioning as standard, at least if you buy the S trim. Its performance may not be a big deal, but the handling is a little dream. It's very responsive and smooth.
The cargo space may be far from the best, but it's better than average. It's roomy enough to fit at least six people. It even comes with a 3-year warranty as standard on all trims; that's a good sign of a good company.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th September, 2016