What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

For Nippy and compact, the Matiz is an economical runabout - and charismatic, too

Against The cabin is narrow, and it's short on quality. Too much engine noise intrudes, too

Verdict The Matiz is better under Chevrolet than Daewoo, but it's still outdone by rivals

Go for… 1.0 SE

Avoid… 800cc models

Chevrolet Matiz Hatchback
  • 1. Find a model with the 1.0-litre engine. You need all the oomph you can get
  • 2. Resale values are weak, so you should be able to pick up a bargain.
  • 3. Check service book to see if the cambelt has been changed every 40,000 miles
  • 4. Alternators can also fail occasionally, so take the car on a long test drive to ensure the battery doesn't discharge
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