1999 Daewoo Matiz 0.8 petrol from UK and Ireland
Matiz - Cooling System Nightmare
Head Gasket at 38,000, 45,000, 60,000, yada, yada, yada. Heater radiator blocked, radiator blocked, all round cooling system problems. Water pump at 88,000. Blew the inlet manifold up, you'll never guess, right, Overheating again. God knows what it would be like to own this car in a warm climate.
This is a fantastic car, except for the cooling system problems, which make the car unreliable and untrustworthy, don't buy one unless you are only traveling within 5 miles of where you live.
What you save on purchase price, the dealer will extract from your wallet with all the service costs surrounding the cooling system problems. Expect service bills up to €1000 euros a time.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th July, 2004
27th Jul 2004, 18:45
I'm asking if you had such a bad-luck. I used two of such cars as job cars. I got the first one from 40.000 Km and used until 128.000 and the second one from 0 Km to 80.000.
The only problems I ever had with this cars was the tears. But now I could say that it's really a reliable car. And trust me, I didn't take care of these cars. I just used them in any condition, on any roads and fast in general. So.. I could say: excellent as long as they have under 150.000 km.