Daewoo Nubira Review from Belgium

2000 Daewoo Nubira SE 1.6

Year of manufacture2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance16000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Carina

Summary:

A tank from the 70's

Faults:

The gearbox has been replaced 2 times in less than a year. Furthermore one of the bearings of the right front wheel had to be replaced.

General Comments:

The problems I had with the car you would expect after 150.000 km and not already after 10.000 km. But what annoys me most is that for the gearbox replacement it took both times more than 2 weeks to get it fixed, and the gear is fixed under warranty, but my dealer always tries to make me pay outrageous bills for the replacement car.

Furthermore the car really feels like a tank on the road. The acceleration is really poor unless you go to 6000 rpm, but then you will become deaf from the noise. Also unpleasant surprises at the gas station. This car adores fuel.

I now have the feeling that they sold me a tank from the 70's. Zero quality, zero performance and thirsty as hell.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th December, 2000

4th Jan 2001, 03:28

Sorry to hear of your problems. I have a 2000 Nubira Wagon with 18,000 miles and not a hint of trouble. I have changed the oil every 3,000 miles.. I am very satisfied with the car.

My question is, did you buy the car brand new or with some miles on it? I made sure my car came off the showroom floor. It had 17 miles on it. Not enough miles for someone to "take it for a ride".

19th Jan 2001, 01:50

Sorry about your poor experience. It sounds like you got a lemon. In the States you'd be getting a new car by law after that (4 weeks for same type of repair = new car under "lemon laws").

I've been REALLY happy with my acceleration but my car is probably different from the European version.

Best of luck taking care of the car, I hope this last repair is really the "last" time.

17th Oct 2009, 04:09

With 70,000 miles, my car still works fine, but the the timing belt needs to be changed soon (as stated in the handbook) or I'll blow the engine head. As my gearhead friends tell me???

Average review marks: 2.4 / 10, based on 1 review