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#321
Mean

Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:37 AM

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QUOTE (XtasCie @ Oct 31 2012, 04:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes I did smile_tongue.gif

2 weeks on and the car is beginning to throw some tantrums. Got the belts and hoses changed. Power steering hose super expensive.

The car really drinks. Full tank at RM80/ 42 litres only got me slightly above 300kms. Sheesshhh.... smile_angry.gif

Power window driver side goes down but sometimes don't go up. Have to look into this.
Driver seatbelt sometimes refuse to be pulled ie locked. Gotta fix this.


How is the car now?

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 02:39 PM

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Wow... there must be something about me bumping up old threads.. hahaha.. smile_clown.gif

Mean: I still have the car and it's the official mummy wagon. My wife drives it to fetch the little boss around. She loves the space and height of the car. Says it's easy for her to reach out for parking slips at the mall and toll houses. smile_approve.gif I offered to change it to a Toyota AE111 but she's reluctant to sacrifice the Matrix. smile_blackeye.gif

So after two years of owning the Hyundai Matrix, this is my short summary.

Space :-

I love it. So does everyone in the family. My mum drives an Alza and she likes it. The Alza wins outright in terms of usable space of course but the Matrix doesn't lose out by much. The rear deck/tonneau is great for hiding things from prying eyes, the one thing which my mum gripes about the Alza not having. The rear seats slide so that the space at the back is adjustable; either a bigger trunk space or to fit longer limbed passengers. Did you know that there's actualy some storage space underneath the rear bench?

Lotsa storage space for knick-nacks all over the car. Only broken piece now is the left coinbox/storage assembly beside the air con blower. The locking pin broke so it doesn't close now. Was quoted RM95 for a replacement. Think I'm gonna DIY it.

Fuel Consumption :-

Currently the petrol prices for RON95 is RM2.30 per litre. Costs about RM100 for a full tank now. The missus reports that she gets circa 350km per tankful. Thirsty for sure. Lugging about 1.3 tonnes with only a 1.6 engine putting out 103hp is gonna do that. Highway driving sees better mileage. Did a KL - Melaka run once and that got me about 480kms. Crazy right?

Spare Parts :-

Now this is my major gripe. They're not cheap. The engine was leaking about the gasket area. Mechanic discovered that the plastic engine cover has become brittle so oil was seeping out. Cost RM430 to replace just the cover. Gotta dig out some of the old receipts to find out the exact prices but they cost a premium across the board compared to Jap brands.

Reliability :-

The car is built quite sturdy overall. Like any other car, there comes a time when stuff just breaks down. Besides the abovementioned engine issue, the steering rack is also leaking. The gearbox is beginning to show signs of dying. Gonna cost a few thousand RM to bring it back to shape. But I suppose it's gonna be money well spent la. The wife's happy and the little boss is happy. So overall, I;m happy.

Sekian dan sehingga laporan pendek saya yang seterusnya.... smile_tongue.gif





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Posted 02 December 2014 - 02:19 PM

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Sent the car for a gearbox change last week. Recon gearbox - RM1800 all inclusive. The mechanic even came to my house to drive the car to his workshop in Puchong. Took 4 days (longer than usual) to perform the change. Oh Ya.. also changed the starter - RM250. Now it's fingers crossed and hope the gearbox will last. smile_question.gif

Next on the To-Do list:
Leaking Steering rack

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 11:52 AM

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Keep it up bro. Actually, I have never managed to get the rear seats to slide sad.gif
mind sharing how to do it?

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 11:11 AM

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QUOTE (Mean @ Mar 9 2015, 11:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Keep it up bro. Actually, I have never managed to get the rear seats to slide sad.gif
mind sharing how to do it?


It's actually quite simple. Reach down the front of the seat (where your knees bend) and you'll find the lever, just like how you adjust your front seats. Pull the lever and slide away my friend. Hahahaha smile_tongue.gif

You can even flip the seat up to reveal some storage space underneath.

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magura

Posted 14 December 2015 - 07:46 PM

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QUOTE (XtasCie @ Oct 25 2012, 11:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hiya everyone, smile_tongue.gif

Is the thread still active? I just got myself a 1.6 auto 2003 Matrix for a good price. Lotsa questions to ask fellow Matrix owners.

u bumped a 7 year old thread..

Anyways, if anyone sees a blue 1.8 Matrix, WKA 5669, I miss that car..

 

Yes, i'm abt to get a 2004 Matrix from a friend for a good price. great to see this thread is alive wt old sifu to refer to. Will update once i bring home the car soon, the owner did the necessary parts replacement last weekend (fuel pimps, radiator hose, timing belts...etc and now arranging for ownership replacement. once it done, the car is mine. after previous happy ownership of a trajet circa 2005 - 2011, am getting another hyundai for short distance daily use. Hope it will be as bulletproof as my previous Trajet.



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Posted 27 February 2017 - 10:15 AM

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Anyone in the house?.... 13 years old Matrix here.

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 08:16 PM

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Forums are nowadays pretty quiet, mostly in fb.....lol