Daewoo Cielo Review from Argentina

1997 Daewoo Cielo GLE 1.5 MPI

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 MPI Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 kilometres
Most recent distance78000 kilometres
Previous carFord Ka


A luxury car for those who can't pay for a luxury car


Brakes are not as reliable as I'd like on a 160 km/h car. Although I changed pads and got them serviced it's still a weak break. Perhaps rear drums are too small.

The driver's seat elevation system does not work since I bought it (65K Km).

The seats foam became weak and uncomfortable.

All suspension system had to be replaced at 70.000 km.

The official service in Argentina is quite expensive as well as spare parts.

However in some cases (distribution belt, brake pads, sparks, sparks cables) spares from Chevrolet (GM) will work fine.

General Comments:

In my country buying this car, is about as expensive as buying a mono-body car without such comfort.

So you can buy a cielo, and get AC, power steering, electric windows, hydraulic clutch etc, for the same money you buy a basic car national made.

This car can give a lot of comfort and it's quite reliable.

It's not a sporty car at all, you can't ask it to run as the wind... it can barely run as a breeze... but it will always run.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th October, 2003

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review