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Used Chevrolet Matiz 2005 - 2010 review

(2005 - 2010)
Chevrolet Matiz (05 - 10)
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What used Chevrolet Matiz hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Chevrolet Matiz hatchback?

The Matiz was sold as a cheap and cheerful city car, and weak residuals mean that even if the car you pick up is still fairly new, it'll have lost a good chunk of its value, making it cheaper still.

However, compare it with cars of the same age and type, such as a Kia Picanto, and you might not be so impressed. Prices are quite similar, but the Picanto gives you more for your money.

Running costs, though, are fantastic. The 0.8 gives 54.3mpg, although with the automatic gearbox, this falls to 49.6 mpg. The 1.0 also breaks the 50mpg mark. You'll pay a pittance to insure it, too. The 0.8 is in lowly group 1, and the 1.0 is almost as cheap, in group 2.

Where the Matiz does have the Picanto over a barrel is on servicing costs. Both are cheap, but you'll pay ever so slightly less for the Matiz.