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Chevrolet Matiz 2005-2009: You might recognize this as previously sporting D-for-Daewoo badges, but with duller styling. Usually “Chevrolet” is found on something exciting, like a Corvette. Some say the Matiz is better built than the plastic sports car, but instead of a V8 there’s a 1.0-litre four-cylinder, meaning it can cope if it gets too hot. drives away from the city and delivers around 50 mpg.

There are three main trim levels to choose from, and the top SX offers air conditioning. The mid-range SE really only brings power windows and seat height adjustment and the most basic S has the essential safety kit and a CD player for entertainment.

A Chevy Matiz is likely to be less punctured than a Daewoo. The buzzing motor is quite sturdy and reliable overall, if run down after a decade of service. It’s definitely better than the titchy 800cc option.

2008 Chevrolet Matiz 1.0 SE+, 66,000 miles, £1,499: This is a fine example of the kind you want to buy. This is a dealer sold example in good condition and with full specification. It includes the security kit, air conditioning, central locking and front electric windows. Its inspection will expire soon but, as the seller is a dealer, he promises a full inspection.

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Get a Picanto: A reader loves the tall seating position of his Fiat Panda and wants a diddy replacement that is just as tall. Well, most examples of the current breed of supermini offer a pretty decent, elevated view of the windshield. The Kia Picanto ticks that box while being a very reliable runabout. Just £1500 will get you a tidy Air 1.0.

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This notice was published: 2022-04-26 05:00:00

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