2001 Daewoo Matiz 0.8 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Don't even think about it at any price - buy a Hyundai instead
Broken cam belt.
Water pump needed replacing.
Thermostat needed replacing.
A pretty underwhelming piece of junk, really, though to be fair, it may have had very little servicing before I bought it.
Incredibly slow and gutless, it just dies completely on hills. It's not particularly economical, either, for such a tiny motor - small, modern diesels are vastly better.
The brakes are terribly underpowered.
It does have a very good turning circle, is easy to park and reasonably comfortable, and the air conditioning works OK.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th December, 2010
5th Jan 2011, 12:56
It was purely your duty to inspect everything... about your car servicing details... who's gonna teach you that...
You must get your belt inspected after 40000 kms... of course it has an interference engine.. if the belt breaks it will cause damage... The Matiz is a very economical car... it's just you don't know how to maintain this gem... I get around 22 in city & 25 on highway.. What else do you want from this strong tiny motor.. I love the Matiz.. Daewoo was a much superior product against Hyundai.. they are both from South Korea... it's just that you don't know how to maintain it...
7th Feb 2011, 23:17
To the 1st commenter - I don't own a Matiz, but I would put money on the fact it is a piece of crap. Yes it's cheap - and for a good reason! Hyundais are also crap cars for that matter.