I bought this Daewoo Matiz 0.8 SE+ new in 1999, from a Halfords garage. It has an OK amount of standard kit, it comes with a radio/cassette, front electric windows and driver/passenger airbags. I paid extra for Yellow metallic paint and 13", 3 spoke alloy wheels. The car is best in town and whenever I have had to take it away from the town, the car has struggled, mainly on the motorways, it can't keep up with the traffic all the time, but it is quite comfortable within the speed limit. The car feels safe to drive most of the time but when it has rained be careful because it slides sideways very easily. I like the folding rear seats and i keep them down all the time because the boot is too small without them. The quality of the car is poor, there are lots of rattles and it doesnt feel very solid. The running costs are minimal, the insurance is cheap and it does about 65mpg. The seats are very uncomfortable on long journeys and everybody who goes in the car suffers from back-ache. It is quite expensive for what you get and the depreciation is scary. There are a few good things about the car, it is nippy in town and the running costs are tiny. I would recommend this to anyone who just drives in town all the time and somebody who needs a cheap car to run.
Helen Parry , Cheshire, July 16th 2005