The Matiz is one of the cheapest cars you can buy and running costs should be similarly affordable. Perhaps the biggest selling point is Chevrolet's Five Year Promise, which includes five years' warranty, servicing, roadside assistance and MoT test cover. Both engines are frugal, have low carbon dioxide emissions and attract low insurance ratings, but residual values are weak.
Chevrolet MATIZ Hatchback quality & reliability
Chevrolet provides a five-year warranty and free servicing package. The cabin should prove durable, although the standard of finish is disappointing because many of the plastics used are shiny and hard to the touch. On top of that, owners reported lots of mechanical problems in the 2010 JD Power customer satisfaction survey.
Chevrolet MATIZ Hatchback safety & security
All Matiz models come with twin front airbags and anti-skid brakes, but that’s about it on the safety front. Measures like side ‘bags and stability control are mere pipe dreams. Whichever model you plump for, there’s little to deter thieves – there’s no alarm or deadlocks.