Daewoo Nubira Review from Germany

1999 Daewoo Nubira CDX Station Wagon 2.0

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance155000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Astra

Summary:

Cheap ride - if well kept

Faults:

Some nuts and bolts (e.g. those holding door contacts, number plate lights) are badly corroded.

Some smaller wiring issues (radio aerial was loose, door contact not working, light warning sound device not working) are mostly solved.

Rear wiper is not working, and the electric motor is broken.

Tailgate lock corroded and not working.

General Comments:

I only have it for a few weeks, but the car was maintained by a friend for some three years. If well kept, this car is reliable like every other car.

The timing belt was now changed for the third time in 150.000 km, and the engine is just doing fine.

The tailgate generally needs some work, which is very common here with these cars. Wiper motor is broken, lock is corroded, and the bolts of the number plate lights are so corroded that you cannot open them without drilling them out.

Going fast needs lots of revs (and fuel!), and you will quite surely hear and feel that there is an engine. Top speed was 210 km/h on the speedometer.

With low revs, the engine is quiet enough for a comfortable ride. The Nubira has lots of space for passengers and luggage, and the seats are OK.

You will hear some servos and pumps when going very slow, but that seems to be normal.

All in all, it is a cheap old car, which will go for at least another four or even more years if well kept.

My Advice: This car sells cheap. Buy the best maintained and most expensive one from the most reliable source you can find. Invest in good maintenance, especially in a timing belt change when it is time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th August, 2011

7th Feb 2012, 14:29

Well, it is some 6 months later, and no other car has ever let me down that often in 28 years.

Fuel pump broke, some more wiring issues and a whole lot of crap. Anyway: Cheap ride, if better kept than mine...

Average review marks: 4.8 / 10, based on 1 review