Daewoo Cielo Review from Colombia

1997 Daewoo Cielo GLX 1.5 DOHC

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.5 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Corsa


Worth every cent I paid for it


When I just bought it, the entire clutch had to be repaired.

I managed to overheat the engine (still wondering why and how this happened...)

The high voltage wiring to the distribution rotor was burned.

I noticed that a holder under the engine was broken; this seems to be a common repair, according to the mechanic.

The "check engine" light went on today.

General Comments:

I am very happy with the general performance of the car, but maintenance is now a serious issue, when it comes to money. However I would rater repair it because you cannot get this comfort, space and performance for the price. Originally, I paid some US$6,000. Now, the US dollar exchange rate went down, so it would be some US$8,500.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th June, 2007

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review