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Used Chevrolet Matiz 2005 - 2010 review

(2005 - 2010)
Chevrolet Matiz (05 - 10)
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1 Jan 2006 00:00 | Last updated: 25 Sep 2018 15:34

What's the used Chevrolet Matiz hatchback like?

When General Motors rebranded its Daewoo products as Chevrolets, it injected some new appeal and some funky styling into its cars. The Matiz is no exception - it looks great from the outside, and in a class where many cars look top-heavy and awkward, that's a big plus.

The Matiz isn't bad to drive, either. The ride is well controlled at any speed, and the car takes most bumps in its stride. It does lean a bit around corners, but the steering is accurate enough to make for reasonable handling. Refinement isn't great, though, with breathless engines and plenty of mechanical noise.

Inside, the cabin is narrow, so it's really only suitable for four, and rear legroom is tight, even for a city car. The boot is small, too, but the real problem lies in the quality of the cabin. The plastics are cheap, shiny and not very appealing.