Used Chevrolet Matiz 2005 - 2010 review

Category: Small car

Section: Advice for buyers

Chevrolet Matiz (05 - 10)
  • Chevrolet Matiz (05 - 10)
  • Chevrolet Matiz (05 - 10)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Chevrolet Matiz hatchback?

The basic mechanics haven't changed too much since the days when the Matiz was a Daewoo. That car had reasonable reliability, and Daewoo finished in the top 10 out of 30 manufacturers in a recent What Car? reliability survey, which bodes well for anyone considering a Matiz.

There were some things to bear in mind with the old car, though. It was vital the cambelt was changed after 40,000 miles, and it'd be a good idea to make sure this happens on the new one, too. If you're buying a high-mileage car, check the service history to make sure this has been done. Alternators can also fail occasionally, so take the car on a long test drive to ensure the battery doesn't discharge.