Moreover, in the "Weaknesses" section, as a rule, we write about the various sores of the particular car that we recommend. In the "Spare parts" section, we list the prices for branded parts in authorized technical centers, and next to them are the lowest possible prices for a high-quality "non-original".
The beginning of release 1998, restyling 2002
In a nutshell
The Daewoo emblem on the hood of this kid was drawn only for the reason that for some reason the FIAT leadership did not like the Lucciola concept car made by Italdesign. The rejected prototype was taken by the Koreans and did not fail - from 1998 to 2002 the Matiz invariably became the most popular model of the brand in Europe. In the same 2002, the car began to be sold in Russia, but not in the Korean, but in the Uzbek assembly.
We would not recommend recommending the purchase of a 3-year-old Matiz: it loses incredibly little in price - a new one is only 30-40 thousand rubles more expensive. In addition, at this age, Daewoo can defeat the second owner of any kind with small sores. Another thing is that since 2009, cars with automatic gearboxes have ceased to be transported to us, since this version did not comply with Euro-3 environmental standards. Therefore, the demand for such items allows sellers to rate them even higher than new ones, but three years ago.
Timing belt, second-gear synchronizer, catalytic converter, air conditioning drain pipe, generator, rear window heating button front levers of the front suspension, wheel bearings.
We would not recommend the purchase of the 3-year-old Matiz: it loses incredibly little in price
Years of production 2002–2010, restyling 2007
In a nutshell
Japanese supermini is considered a female car. And indeed, despite her age, the baby still attracts with her charming appearance and interior similar to high-tech cuisine. But "female" does not mean frivolous. High-quality assembly (the car is assembled in England), coupled with a quite roomy interior and adult driving characteristics, make the Mikra a serious car.
Among the supermini, the car is prettier and nicer to search for “Mikra”, moreover, it is distinguished by an enviable reliability. You can buy it without fear. Yes, it happens that her expensive power steering fails, but compared to the breakdowns of other cars, this is not such a big problem. Finally, choosing a three-year plan, you can save up to 40% of the price of her brand new Japanese classmates. As for the fourth-generation Mikra, which appeared in 2010, we don’t sell it.
Rear door lock, windshield wiper motor, power steering, pillars of the front struts.
By choosing a three-year plan, you can save up to 40% of the price of her brand new Japanese classmates
The beginning of release 2006, restyling 2010
In a nutshell
For five years in Russia, it has sold over 50 thousand copies, becoming with us the most popular European supermini. Moorhead, with huge teardrop-shaped headlights, the machine looks very original. Particularly spectacular is the 3 door with slanted taillights and, like a pair of compasses, a delineated side glazing line. At the same time, Korsa has a spacious sofa for two adult passengers with a height of 175-180 cm and is safe for all 5 stars from EuroNCAP.
Despite its 5 year old age, Korsa is not inferior to young rivals in attractiveness. She has a rich arsenal of engines and gearboxes. Damage is not numerous and not ruinous for the owner. We would not recommend taking copies with a liter engine and those equipped with a capricious "robot". The best option, in our opinion, is a car with a 90 strong “four” and automatic transmission.
Electric rear window heater, clutch and gear selection mechanism of the robotic gearbox, pillow block bearings, front brake discs, exhaust gas recirculation valve on gasoline engines.
We would not recommend taking copies with a liter engine and those equipped with a capricious "robot"
Years of production 1998-2009
In a nutshell
One of the most popular models of the French company in 1998, with its revolutionary design, won the hearts of many buyers and especially customers. Despite his considerable age, the nimble “lion cub” looks quite fresh and modern today.
Equally suitable as a city car for men and women. The car has a bright, ageless appearance and very good driving qualities, and the glamorous SS cabriolet can be considered a unique offer. A nice bonus is the cheap parts.
Driving belt rollers, air conditioning electrical coupling, fan relay and engine computer connectors, timing belt with rollers multiplex wiring, direction indicator lever front suspension, needle bearings of trailing arms of the rear suspension, front brake pads.
Despite his considerable age, the nimble “lion cub” looks quite fresh and modern today
The beginning of release 2004, restyling 2009
In a nutshell
When in the late 90's the French promised to release a car with a price tag of € 5, 000, few believed them. And, I must admit, not in vain - by 2005, when the X90 project got to the conveyor of the former AZLK, the new Logan cost at least $ 8999. Still, it’s incredibly spacious for a supermini cabin, a huge (510 l) trunk, affordable maintenance prices and spare parts, sturdy suspension and unpretentious motors made this Renault a truly national car in Russia.
“Logan” conquers with its adaptability to our harsh reality - in three years, it was not possible to detect any serious flaws repelling the purchase of a used car. But precisely for this reason, finding a suitable copy in the secondary market is not easy - the first owner is in no hurry to part with his beloved car. It is worth noting that among the second-hand there are a lot of instances that worked in a taxi, which we are skeptical of buying.
Tailgate lock front crankshaft oil seal, rear engine mount of Romanian-made cars.
Among the second-hand there are a lot of copies that worked in a taxi, which we are skeptical of buying
Years of production 2000–2008, restyling 2002, 2006
In a nutshell
Having become a sedan, the “Clio” of the second generation received the name “Symbol” and a huge trunk for 510 liters. Appearance at the same time, of course, suffered, but the car found new buyers - the release in Turkey made prices more attractive. In 2002, the car underwent a restyling, and at the end of 2004, an automatic transmission appeared with a more powerful (98 hp) engine.
One of the most affordable European cars in the secondary market. New domestic cars are more expensive, not counting, however, the archaic classic "Lada". And the operating costs of the three-year "Symbol" can be called quite moderate. Slight doubts about a purchase can only be caused by a related "Logan", which is very favorable at a price.
Horn, power steering pressure sensor, left wheel drive oil seal, rear brake cylinders.
The operating costs of the three-year "Symbol" can be called quite moderate
The beginning of release 2002, restyled 2005
In a nutshell
Like a toy SUV, the car appeared with us in 2004, almost two years after the European debut. He quickly won the hearts of buyers thanks to an impressive ground clearance of 170 mm and a high commander’s landing. But even on a dirt road, a real conqueror of the urban jungle can give odds to ordinary cars.
If you take a car with a mileage of 40-60 thousand km, and that’s how much the average Fusion takes in three years, then you won’t worry about the extra costs. Just choose a better version with a manual gearbox or the classic "automatic" - a robotic gearbox with a 1.4 liter engine is too cranky. Since the "Fusion" of the new generation did not appear, there is, by and large, no alternative to the three-year period.
Bonnet lock, door moldings, radiator grill, tailgate lock, engine and air conditioning radiators suffering from salt, robotic gearbox power steering pump, rear shock absorbers.
Since the “Fusion” of the new generation did not appear, there is, by and large, no alternative to the three-year-old
Years of production 2002–2010, restyling 2005
In a nutshell
Ten years ago, it was Getz that became the first Korean car, the exterior and interior of which correspond to European tastes. After restyling in 2005, a 1.4 liter engine appeared to be very interesting in price and ability, which only added to the car’s popularity.
Due to the enviable reliability of the car after three years of operation, at least the same number of problems will serve the next owner without any problems. It’s just not so easy to find a suitable copy of the 2009 release - the first buyers are in no hurry to part with their favorites. Perhaps that is why a second-hand copy is cheaper by only 20-25%.
After restyling in 2005, many “childhood diseases” like a whimsical “machine” or a radiator leaking from salt were eliminated, but it’s still worthwhile to monitor the condition of the exhaust system - as a rule, after two of our winters the trunk of the exhaust pipe burns out, which can lead to malfunctions of the near the oxygen sensor and the breakdown of an expensive catalyst. The rest of the "Getz" can be considered very reliable.
After the restyling of 2005, many “childhood diseases” were eliminated.