Great on fuel but nothing else
Cheap on fuel
550k to 35ltrs
Fuel quality is a major issue.
As well as the bush inside the steering column.
Has cost me a bomb to keep / endless repairs.
Fuel savings is the only thing that stopped me from putting it on the scrap heap.
I now filter my fuel before i put into tank
This is not a car to clock up big kms in a year.
35k in a year was a bit too much.
EXCESSIVE TYRE wear on front and rears.
Purchased in .
- Transmission: Manual
- Bought: Used
- Year: 2002
A Little City Car with Big attitude.
Purchased my pre-loved 2001 Matiz for 2 reasons. Fuel economy & zippy performance and it excels at both. The tinnie 800cc engine does the job well and has no problems keeping up with daily traffic. Just don't turn on the air cond else it will struggle. It can easily cruise at 110km/h for freeway driving and the braking is also very good.
It has amazing fuel economy. The 35 litre fuel tank gets me around 600km+ and I even managed to get 700km when driving it in granny mode. No power steering so some effort is required when parking.
It is su
- Transmission: 5 speed Manual
Pity they do not import this car any longer, its good on fuel, gets one from A to B in comfort, even hired on in UK, love this car
Great small car, had one since 2003 & love it,this is the sort of car that most Australians SHOULD BUY, but don't...better than any Holden!
nothing really of note, does what I ask of a car.
Great small car. Roomy for such a small car and a lot more power than you would expect. Definatly worth every cent
Amazing fuel acconomy with a lot more power than you would expect. Easy to drive and Park.
viewing on side of front windscreen sometimes blocked by position of beam that holds windscreen in place (bad position)
fantastic compact car, easy to park and super cheap on fuel, I struggle to fill it up once a month.
cheap, reliable and fuel efficient - I love it!
Gearbox is not really smooth
Its a shame they don't import these anymore because they really are a great little car. If you can get your hands on a second hand model it will pretty much pay for itself with good fuel consumption in only a few years. It would make a great first car or a car for someone who needs to park in confined spaces.
Be wary of the pocket rocket! While she may only have three cylinders, this little beast has no problems negotiating the open highway and maintaining a good speed. The Matiz is the epitome of fuel economy. Over a four year period, the SE m
overall verygood i love it no with no problems at all ,nice and sutible for my family has air bags nice and safe it looks sporty and family at the same time if i had a chance to swap or sell i wont as im in love with it now.
good on fuel,fast,nice and smooth to drive easy to park as its so small
i have had a lot of problems with the gear box i purchesed this car brand new 6 months later had gearbox problems slipping and not going into drive had a gaerbox replaced and 5 months later same thing
It very cute car, everyone want to borrow my car, low on petrol expenses. Love travelling in and out of city
Love this car, very small, easy to find parking especially with small spaces. Not bad on road as it is normal
Unable to find manual book, to do own services, tune up. etc
very good small car but has this one fault with distributor that no one knows how to fix.the car goes in again tomorrow for refit of distributor cap and center brush
We have a consistent Problem with our 2002 Matiz we are trying to
find what could be causing the problem.
Approximately every 3,000 km the distributor cap burns out inside
or right through the cap
The first time it burnt a complete hole in the side of the
distributor cap and an off white chalk substance was covering all
The second time it burnt the contacts and the center brush, with
Questions & Answers
I can't get my gear's to change when engine is running but no problems changing gears when engine is not running. Any ideas?
Hello there! I have a question, i need to know where to find the cabin filter so i can replace it. I have a Daewoo Matiz 2002, 0.8L. Help me please, cuz i need to replace it ASAP
I bought a Matiz 2003 model, but hear a sound at the front passengers side nearby the wheel. And the steering wheel also is a bit difficult to control?
Steering is difficult, because its steering system is not a hydraulic one, so its a bit confusing when you are steering at a low speed, for example trying to park your car in some way.the front sounds are because of failure in a piece we call it (wheel bag) its cheap and must be changed for both front wheels. such piece fails frequently specially when the steering system is not hydraulic,and streets are somehow not straight or having much holes.
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