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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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19 reader reviews for Chevrolet Matiz Hatchback.
  • 1.0 SE 5dr

    Michael Sadler , Lincoln . Date: 31/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    It's cheap to buy but the good news ends there. The engine hunts around 2000rpm and the fuel economy is dreadful for such a small car, round about 40 mpg driven gently in the country. The Chevrolet dealer seems to think that's OK. It's needed two emissions control valves so far in its 30 month life, under warranty thank goodness. The understeer and body roll are pronounced, but you can get 4 adults in it. At least the insurance is cheap but would I recommend one? Not a chance.

  • 0.8 S 5dr

    Susan Williams , Kent . Date: 27/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car for my daughter (aged 18), but she decided it wasn't quite cool enough, so her boyfriend got her a Citroen Saxo. So as this has lower mileage than my car, I decided to keep it for myself. I absolutely love it - it's nippy, easy to park, cheap to run. It only takes about £20 per week in fuel, compared to my old car which took about £40 a week. It's got all the extras, AC, Electric windows, central locking etc. Only problem is that the seal around the aerial has eroded and is now leaking slightly. Apart from that, it's great.

  • 1.0 SE 5dr

    prajesh solanki , greater manchester . Date: 27/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have rented one of these as my trusty 10 year old Skoda gets a new clutch. It doesn't look too bad, the engine revs nice and smooth and it has a good Blaupunkt Radio CD player. The good news stops there. I don't like where they have placed the speedometer it's like they have seen cars like the Yaris and Mini and decided to place the speedo in the middle of the dashboard. even worse it isn't angled towards the driver. There is no engine temp gauge so you don't know if it's about to overheat or not. In town the car handles fine but on the motorway the bends have to be taken with caution as the lean makes you think it's about to roll. The gearchange doesn't feel sharp and the seat adjustment is fiddly. Equipment sure you get Air con and elec front windows you also get 1 electric mirror. In fairness for standard transport it does the job but so will a Felicia or Micra. Sure they are older and lack air con and a new number plate. They are a lot cheaper to buy and better to drive. I'm just glad I only have this one for a few more days.

  • 1.0 SE 5dr

    William Dickson , MidLothian . Date: 25/11/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    WE bought one in 2005 since then even at 50 MPH driving it gives very poor MPG. The dealer is most unhelpful and would not contact Chevrolet. I obtained a rolling road printout of the fault, the knock sensor. As it does not rate in their terms as a fault because no code appears nothing is done and Chevrolet have washed their hands of the car. It is now going to a legal battle.

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