The Matiz is an econobox. It is a box, with wheels, cheap suspension and breaks with a cheap engine thats easy to make and has low fuel consumption. It defines underpowered, if it was wider, like a real hatchback you might be able to have some fun with it on corners (After pushing it down a large ramp to make up for the engine), but it isn't, its not even a hatchback
My book reads 0-60mpg in 18.2 seconds for th 800cc 51hp with a top speed of 90mph.
The 1.0litre versions are 13 seconds cars with 64hp.
All come with a 3* NCAP rating (out of 5).
Hyundai comes out with a 2* for their Accent, as does the Kia Sedona.
Even the Smart comes with 3!
18 seconds! So, its slow, probably corners like the box it is, and when you do come off the road your screwed
OK!!! Can we PLEASE stop wrecking my car in every concievable way (unless you want a Laugh at Matiz's thread!!)