Originally Posted by bharathbigb
Hello everyone :)
As the title says,Anybody here still having a Matiz ? Or used to be a owner of one.
Can you please share your experience and troubles faced with the car ?
Hello @bharathbigb, I owned Mineral Red Daewoo Matiz SD 2000 Model, sold after 12 years of awesome experience and pleasurable memories of the vehicle. Model was coded as M100 prototype by the company.
Regarding experience in short, it was a great vehicle to drive specially when you upgrade from Maruti800, soft drive, pretty low on maintenance. Till Daewoo ASS
were available vehicle was regularly services at Daewoo ASS
only with passage of time as nearby service centres closed one by one, I use to get car serviced as per previous available service records and owner manual only viz changing air filter, oil filter, engine oil at 6000 kms (though company recommended 10000kms). Air Filters and oil filters were timely procured 10 units of each from vendor in Yamuna Nagar so that I should not have issues for next one lakh kms atleast
. Car came with stock 145/70/R13 Bridgestones upgraded them with Michelin 165/65/R13 on stock rims. Apart from these other things required were timing belt change, serpentine belt (Bosch India). During ownership car met with one major damage once, when it hit against divider and got its underbody damaged (engine casing got cracked) in 2010. Almost all spares or its replacements were easily available. Mostly parts which were not available in original were swapped from those with Maruti Suzuki Zen or 800.
Few other issues faced with vehicle were signs of aging mainly
1. Head lights lost its shene and replacements were not easily available so light become dull got restoration by plastic treatment which lasted till vehicle was with me.
2. Front suspension bush frequent worn out, by over period of time I learned to live with it.
3. Steering wheel Bush worn out and was replaced with one from Maruti Zen but that made my steering way too heavy.
All in all it was a trouble free and low on maintenance car. Till its last days with me vehicle was virtually trouble free except few nigs and niggles. Will try to find out some digital pics of same if I have and post it here soon