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HYUNDAI MATRIX People Carrier 2001‑2010

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HYUNDAI MATRIX People Carrier 2001‑2010

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brianf

A PRACTICAL VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MATRIX 1.6 GSi 5dr (Review date: 10th December '13)

4

My car is a 2006 model which I bought when it was 6 months old (previously a main dealer demonstrator) I like the nice high front seats. It has only done 36000 miles. The boot room with rear seats up is fairly small for a car of this type, but with seats down there is far more room although not a large flat space. By todays standards fuel consumption is not the best by any means but only doing small mileage each year I do not find it a problem. The emissions by todays standards are higher than I would choose if buying a car today. It has been a reliable work horse for my life style over the last 7 years or so with no breakdowns. Servicing costs now are reasonable not using main dealership now with age of car. The Camshaft belt has been changed and it cost £500, also front discs & pads have been renewed. The car does seem to get through tyres with a number of new ones over the years. All in all I am happy with my car purchase of 2006 but will shortly change to ? I really don't know yet but looking.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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pete956

Reliable and Cheap to run!!

HYUNDAI MATRIX 1.5 TD GSi 5dr [Euro 4] (Review date: 12th June '13)

4.5

I've owned my Matrix for 12 months now, it's a 2006 1.5 DIESEL GSI.

I've covered 12,000 trouble free miles and it's now done 84,000 miles. It's been very reliable and does'nt feel like it's done 84,000 miles. I like the high up driving position as it gives me excellent visibilty and it makes it easy to park. The ride is very good and it feels very stable all the way up to 80 MPH on the motorway. I do a mixture of town, country and motorway miles and have calculated that i'm averaging about 48 MPG which i'm very pleased with. It has a decent size boot and will seat 4 adults in comfort and 5 is'nt to much of a squeeze. I had a 2002 1.9 diesel Renault Scenic before this which had only done 50,000 when i traded it in but was becoming unreliable, although it drove well it did'nt feel like it would last that long. The Matrix feels like it will just keep on going! The engine is very strong and because it's a turbo diesel, the mid range acceleration (where you need it) is very strong. I will keep running until it starts costing me lots to repair, so far it's not cost a penny!!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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garciasfinger

Read the label on the tin

HYUNDAI MATRIX 1.6 GSi 5dr (Review date: 3rd February '13)

3.8

Bought this a month ago. Needed something dependable and cheap. Excellent driving position and very comfortable seats. Started first time during the snow and ice. Really good heater which helps compensate for lack of heated front screen. I still think it is bigger inside than it looks from the outside - a bit like the Tardis. My greyhound manages to spring into the back seats with ease but a shorter legged dog might struggle. Apart from the poor mpg and road noise I have nothing but praise for this old girl. Fingers crossed!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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yellowbear

It meets my needs

HYUNDAI MATRIX 1.6 GSi 5dr (Review date: 24th January '13)

4

The biggest downside is the poor fuel economy by modern standards. It isn't bad giving about 40mpg on a run if not pushed but it drops if you decide to put you foot down to low 30s I would estimate. These days I don't do a huge mileage so it isn't a major issue for me.

On the plus side. It was cheap. I bought mine 3 years old with 10000 miles on the clock and it had lost over half its original value. So a good second hand buy. I have had it for 2 years and it has been faultless. Only done about 17000 miles in that time so it is still a low mileage car.

Reasonably well equipped. Alloys with full size alloy spare, 6 speaker radio and CD player. 4 electric windows. electric mirrors. Aircon.

comfortable and now that I am getting older the height is a distinct advantage for getting in and out. Driving it is straightforward as vision is excellent all round and the controls are light and easy. Gear change is a bit clonky and the steering is fairly dead. This is no Ford Focus! but it soaks up the bumps pretty well and gets you from a to b in reasonable comfort and quick enough for non boy racers

smallish boot but with the split folding rear seats down it is a decent load carrier. With the seats up plenty of room for 2 in the rear 3 is a bit tight. plenty of rear head and legroom.

Overall a good second hand buy for a no frills car.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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pjday

Hyundai Matrix

HYUNDAI MATRIX 1.6 GSi 5dr (Review date: 19th January '12)

4.5

Why this car is classed as an MPV I dont know as it is short based and only has 5 seats. That said I find this car to be very reliable with reasonable running costs. Although the boot is on the small side I find it big enough for 2 sets of golf clubs. The best thing about the car is its high seats for good viewing and for anyone with a disability getting in and out of the car is made very easy. It has plenty of small storage spaces and an abundance of cup holders. 1 downside is that the speedometer is in the centre of dashboard and not directly in front of driver but you get used to that.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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benson05

A Little MPV but Suprisingly Spacious

HYUNDAI MATRIX 1.8 CDX 5dr Auto (Review date: 19th January '12)

4.5

I bought the Matrix on a whim a few months ago its not the most stylish of cars but it does exactly what it says on the can. Its roomy inside with bags of storage space, it has a high driving position which is brilliant and the 1.8litre engine means it never struggles. The boot carries a weekly shop easily and the back seats can be pulled forward for bigger loads. The leather interior is well thought out and all controls are easily reached, Fuel costs are what you would expect its an auto but is not particulary thirsty the only downside is the road tax at £140 for six months . It always starts is exceptionaly quiet and all things considered is a pleasure to own,

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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rocky2010

New family

HYUNDAI MATRIX 1.6 GSi 5dr (Review date: 16th January '12)

4.8

The looks of this car did not really appeal to me, but my husband wanted a reliable car. It drives really well and 'sitting high' and offers a good view. It is spacious and has lots of space for luggage/baby buggy etc.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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grahamO

Satisfied owner

HYUNDAI MATRIX 1.6 GSi 5dr Auto (Review date: 16th November '11)

4.8

I bought my Matrix new ,it has been very reliable and apart from the usual runnig cost involved with owning a car it has never cost me a penny it has never failed an MOT and was spacious enough to help my son move home you will be surprised what you can fit in it with the seats down.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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nikolettaC

The best car

HYUNDAI MATRIX 1.6 GSi 5dr (Review date: 23rd September '11)

5

I love it. The car that can do for family fun and so reliable. But most of all economical. Cannot praise it enough. It has everything that you need.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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faizA

COMFY,SPACIOUS,FAMILY FRIENDLY CAR

HYUNDAI MATRIX 1.6 GSi 5dr Auto (Review date: 18th September '11)

5

This car is very comfortable to drive. quite spacious. it has CD player, Air conditioning, electric heated mirrors and lots of handy holes. The car can be converted into a little van by simply folding down the back seats. very good for the family pet owners and older people. The car uses reasonable amount of fuel. I would highly recommend this car to all.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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