2000 Daewoo Matiz SE 0.8 petrol from UK and Ireland
Nice car if you have a good dealer in your area... otherwise forget it
Had a small door dent which they were unable to repair without major damage to the rest of the car.
Unable to match the green paint on a 1000 mile car.
No dealer service at all.
Headlights misted up and took 6 weeks to replace (now misting up again).
They appear unable to service the Matiz.
They can't or won't supply parts under warranty.
For a small door dent we did not expect a whole door would be needed, nor that it and the surrounding bodywork would be blue on a green car.
We did not expect the repair to consist of them spraying the whole side blue or damaging the windows, carpets, seat, seals and body moldings.
To cap things off they then proved unable to carry out the first service without causing further damage.
We have now waited a month for the parts so they can fix the results of a service.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th July, 2001
27th Aug 2001, 12:50
So your replacement headlights took 6 weeks to arrive? Top this - I've just waited 5 weeks for a Ford main dealer to get me some brake pads for my Focus diesel. Probably more due to the incompetence of the dealer, but just shows, even the best sellers in the UK don't necessarily mean you get good service at the other end.
28th Oct 2001, 04:03
TAKE IT BACK!!! I had a brand new Golf ruined by my local VW dealership in a similar way. This kind of customer service stinks.
16th Sep 2004, 07:14
I hate to put your car down, but Daewoo have a very poor build of car.
And as for the comment regarding the brake pads for a Ford, try your local Autofactors. They normally can help.
As for normal spares, I try the breakers yard. I do travel up to a 50 mile radius to find spares, or try http://www.1stchoice.co.uk. You can find spares at competitive prices.
13th Apr 2005, 05:36
Nothing seems to be covered by any warranty that Daewoo offer! I'm in the process of fighting to get a design & manufacturing fault rectified which has completely devalued my car which is low mileage and in immaculate condition. Honestly - I really don't hold out any hope of getting anyway! I would never recommend the Matiz to anyone.