2005 Hyundai Matrix GLS 1.6 Auto from Singapore


A car I have in my dream


Brake lever needs lubrication, some noise upon breaking maybe brake pads still new.

Overtaking rather slow, pickup slow accelerate gradually improve at higher speed. Its better to use overdrive gear during overtaking.

Fuel consumption average, approx.11litre/km.

Some blind spots area from the rear cannot be seen. An option is to fix a rear mirror could solve the problem.

General Comments:

Handling and Steering good. Quite stable on highway like long distance travel except on bumpy roads.

Visibility and comfortable great, thanks to the higher headroom design. Seats wonderful and spacious like most MPVs.

Design is superb!Italian Mini MPV.

Overall performance good for family car. Wonderful ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th May, 2005

5th May 2005, 10:45

I have seen a lot of these cars on the roads nowadays. Comments are good so far and I'm considering to get one. What about the spare parts availability and after sales/service warranty?...Sani.

8th May 2005, 06:22

What is the fuel consumption like?A car agent told me 14km/ liter. Is that an exaggeration?

11th May 2005, 09:04

I have a 1.6 GLS Automatic Matrix. No matter how I try, I just cannot bring fuel consumption down. Most of my driving is in horrendous city traffic in Manila and I get 6 kms. to a liter. On the highway, I can bring this up to 14 to 15 kms to a liter as long as I do not exceed 100 for long stretches. My unit has a catalytic converter so I cannot touch that until my warranty runs out in one more year (I have a May 2003 model).

Chrome on headlamp surround is beginning to bubble, which is a problem one owner mentioned in this forum, and which I will bring to attention of my dealer for replacement.

2005 Hyundai Matrix 1.6 from Egypt


Overall the car offers great value for money


Paint was scrubbed off of front bumper due an encounter with a sand storm.

Front headlights and fog lights were partially damaged due to the sand storm.

Left windscreen wash nozzle is not working.

General Comments:

Just had the car for 22 days now and all looks good.

The cars stability seems good as well as its engine kick-off.

Cockpit's material feels and looks a bit cheap.

Lots of space in the seating area, but the trunk is a little tight due to the rear wheels spring mountings that eat from its space.

Car comes without rear wiper, trunk cover board, tweeter speakers nor driver's armrest. Which is all a little frustrating, specially the armrest.

Loudspeakers are too weak and sound gets distorted at mild volume level. Will have them replaced with another brand.

Front seats don't move backward far enough to accommodate tall people.

Visibility is great due to the tall front windscreen and high seating position.

Car rides high above the ground, which is great. Feels like riding in an SUV.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st February, 2005