2003 Daewoo Lacetti J200
Good price for its value. It's a shame that Daewoo went under
Electrical issue with headlights: Heavy rain, plus heater on, plus night drive headlights on, plus using the cigarette charger; often causes the head lights to burn out. We had to replace the fuse and a head light once a year on average. It often only blows out on one side, not both.
To workaround, be mindful during winter time, not to turn the heater to high if it rains heavily, and not to have anything plugged in the cigarette charger (e.g. GPS or car camera etc).
Windscreen wiper became less responsive when the battery capacity became low. If it happens, it means you need a new battery.
Fuel meter sometimes doesn't seem to be very accurate, but I can't be sure if it is to do with the petrol quality.
I'm the first owner of the car since 2003. 9 years, 120,000 km. Average 13,000 km/year.
The car has been re-branded to Holden Viva; same engine, different badge.
Good design, value for money.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th October, 2012
28th Oct 2012, 16:55
A cars heater doesn't use much power, only the blower fan pushing the heat uses it. The heat itself comes from the water that cools the engine. If you are having trouble running all those different functions together, you might want to have the alternator checked out or upgraded.