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      Daewoo Matiz - a wonder car, I wonder where it is now

      I had eleven eventful years with my Matiz SD. It joined us when my younger son was six months. It has seen AP, Tamilnadu and Kerala apart from Karnataka.

      Matiz owners now and past shishirbn, please put down your memoirs here.
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      It had 5 star safety rating when it was launched in the year 2000. The only car to have this rating at that time.

      Hyundai was about to close down on Santro and other products to the superb sales of matiz.

      But financial problems in the company took it down
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      I'd been to the Daewoo plant in Surajpur in 2000 as part of my Industrial tour during engineering. It was an interesting experience. I went there much later after the plant closed down..sad to see crates of CKD kits stacked up with no takers.
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      This was one vehicle which we had after a long stint with Premier Padmini and Ambassador in our house.

      This car used to give 19-20kmpl in the city and 27-28kmpl on highways.

      It has run just ~33k kms in total of 10 years.
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      It ran 1,33,000 kms trouble free before exchanging it for Dzire. I wonder where it is now. No Mineral Red Metallic cars seen nowadays.
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      Folks - Is Spark not the upgraded Matiz? Both look very similar.
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      Quote Originally Posted by roadracer View Post
      Folks - Is Spark not the upgraded Matiz? Both look very similar
      Spark is the upgraded version of Matiz. When the Daewoo company got bankrupt, it was GM which took over that company and the same Matiz was upgraded as Spark.

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      No Mineral Red Metallic cars seen nowadays
      The sales of Matiz in Mysore was so much that you could see 6-7 Matiz out of 10 cars.

      Now also there are so many matiz in Mysore and all are proud owners of that.

      The Matiz which we had still runs in and around Mysore and Mandya
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      Matiz & Cielo were cars way ahead of their times. Sad that Daewoo went bankrupt.

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      Quote Originally Posted by shishirbn View Post
      Spark is the upgraded version of Spark
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      My aunt has a dark green Matiz still with her in Patna. It is the car I learnt driving on and will have fond memories. My late Uncle had taken the car almost everywhere in India. Now my aunt does not use the car that much hence I am trying to convince her to give it to my dad so he can practice driving and I can also drive it when I go to Patna. Its a very happy car.

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