1999 Daewoo Matiz Reviews - Page 10 of 10

1999 Daewoo Matiz SE+AIR 0.8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 0.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles
Previous carVolvo 340

Summary:

It will take anything you can throw at and more besides, buy one

Faults:

The thermostat was very slow to operate causing the engine to take a long time to reach normal temp. Part replaced and no further problems, probably just a one off.

Cover on nearside door mirror covering mounting bolts flew off for no apparent reason. Replacement part supplied within 2 working days.

General Comments:

It's extremely well put together. Quiet & refined at normal road speeds. The seat are very supportive and comfy even on long hauls. The engine lively but understandably not going to set the world alight with off the line performance. The economy is excellent on a recent 200ml.+ trip with 2 children & luggage with the AC on at 70mph on m/ways it returned a staggering 47mpg. The Daewoo service is excellent and lives up to its promise. Overall nothing else comes close to it. If circumstances stay the same I'd buy another one, if they don't I'll buy another Daewoo to suit.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th May, 2000

1999 Daewoo Matiz SE+ 0.8 3 cylinder MPI from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
Engine and transmission 0.8 3 cylinder MPI
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

Brilliant!

Must be the best in its class.

Didn't get the air conditioning but had ABS and mica paint job instead.

Easily cruises on motorway at 80-85mph, and I've seen 105 on the clock! Keeps up with the traffic without too much trouble, but at the expense of slightly worsened fuel economy. Very quiet and composed on the move. Buy one!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2000

1999 Daewoo Matiz SE 0.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
Engine and transmission 0.8 petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10

Faults:

Nothing, apart from delivery being 2 weeks late as original imported vehicle had problems at PDI.

General Comments:

Engine much nippier than commonly given credit for (too many Motoring Journalists with free XR3i's). Use the gearbox!

Dealership extremely civilised, and gave good deal on PX, tolerated several test drives. Excellent car within its limitations - not for regular motorway use. Lots of goodies on the base model. Cheap but well made.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 1999

1999 Daewoo Matiz SE+AC 0.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
Engine and transmission 0.8 petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10

Faults:

Nothing as yet.

General Comments:

Like a tardis inside. Great aircon immediately you need it. Excellent radio cassette. Versatile and solidly built. Power plant happy with most situations but works hard up hills with 4 adults on board. Well done Daewoo!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th September, 1999

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 37 reviews