2000 Daewoo Matiz SE + 0.8cc from UK and Ireland
Nippy, but unreliable
To start with I have had 3 valves replaced to find out that it was not that they should have replaced, but a wire connecting the valve to the engine management computer under warranty.
Then I have had to have a full new gear box due to it not working right from when I bought it also done under warranty.
My temp gage on the dashboard ceased to work so I had to have another one fitted.
My back box on the exhaust had to be replaced also.
Recently though I have come out of warranty by one month, and so far I have had a new clutch and it is going back in for some more work due to lack of power through my recently replaced plugs.
If the car had been more reliable and not in the garage as much, I would have thought more about getting a newer version possibly or another deawoo model.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th July, 2004
13th Apr 2005, 05:24
Yes, it is quite amazing how faults seem to be discovered just when the warranty has run out! By the way, don't take out the extended warranty - it would appear that it doesn't really cover anything and it's expensive.
8th Sep 2011, 02:16
I have a 2000 Matiz. I was messing with the clips on the sensor on the throttle body, because oil was on it. The car was on when I removed it. It started to miss badly. As you know, there are two of them on the TB. It's the second one to the bottom. Is your check light on?