1999 Daewoo Matiz SE+AIR 0.8 from UK and Ireland
It will take anything you can throw at and more besides, buy one
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.
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