Daewoo Matiz finds the Snowy Russian Roads too slippery
People may be against the idea of owning a larger vehicles or not suiting to their needs but they are surely not against owning a car which is large enough to be safe on the roads. Small cars are the in-thing due to various reasons such as fuel economy, environmental concerns and congested roads, but once you drive them out of city you will find that they really lack the fire power, gravity, width or the tires to tackle the highways.Photo 1: DAEWOO
This is what happened to Daewoo Matiz which found the snowy roads of Russia too much for its liking. The Korean car now owned by GM tries to copy the Kei cars of Japan and manages to look the same. But in terms of engineering and overall quality it lacks far behind the famous oriental neighbor. Riding a Matiz outside especially when the weather has turned foul and small slides happen along the way.
The Matiz while it was driven on the snowy roads was neither at great speed nor the owner driving in an unusual way but it was apparent that the Daewoo car was not at home here because any vehicle with a proper width would not have ended up on the side like Matiz did on the occasion. What you learn from this is that don’t drive city cars on the highway, unless they are adaptable and engineered to tackle them.Photo 2: Daewoo Matiz finds the Snowy Russian Roads too slippery
There was a similar incident involving Formosa Matiz sometime back in Taiwan, where the driving on the wheels of the Matiz entered the opposite lane and hit another car. It was driven by a 71-year old driver who fell asleep on the wheels and sent his car flying in the opposite direction. The video was uploaded on the YouTube. Fortunately the other car occupants did not sustain any serious injuries and they were all wearing seat belt which probably avoided major mishap. But this could happen to any car, won’t it?