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.
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.