Daewoo Cielo Reviews from India

1996 Daewoo Cielo 1.6 petrol

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired38350 kilometres
Most recent distance38542 kilometres

Summary:

Very nice. Fantastic height, and the driving position is very nice

Faults:

Hi, I am a Daewoo Cielo owner. The thing that went wrong was that it did not go into fifth gear.

Otherwise the car is beautiful overall.

General Comments:

Very comfortable overall.

Quite fast when you need the power in a split second.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2011

1998 Daewoo Cielo

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carMaruti Esteem

Summary:

Awesome, wild, beautiful, comfortable car

Faults:

The ignition switch with the keys had to be changed a few times.

General Comments:

Very comfortable car ie nice suspension.

Powerful engine.

Engine noise makes you feel powerful.

Driving pleasure is awesome.

Drives like a racing car.

Very good pick up.

Comfortable seating in the rear and front.

Very safe car.

Nice air conditioning.

Good stereo.

Many features included like power windows, internal mirror adjust, and automatic antenna etc.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th May, 2010

1998 Daewoo Cielo GLX 1.5 cc petrol

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.5 cc petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired52000 kilometres
Most recent distance97000 kilometres
Previous carMaruti 800

Summary:

Rough and tough beauty

Faults:

It is heaviest car in 1.5 (1498 cc) sector in India therefore, breaking requires paddling whether on plains or on hills.

Little higher suspension would have given the car better performance only from the ground clearance point of view.

General Comments:

I bought three year old driven car in Rupees 2,70,000/- (appx $5500) in September 2001. I am enjoying comforts of worth Rs 8,00,000/- (appx $16500). The car was within my budget so no loan amounts to be paid. Only fuel cost. Contrarily, I am not to pay huge loans EMI, Insurance, then expenditure on top on fuel.

I have driven many cars of my friends in U. K while playing Cricket for nine good seasons. I found the feel quiet close to Cavalier. Friend of mine drove this car in India and appreciated it.

My car is engaged with only one mechanic since purchase. I may have spent about 50,000/- appx in past six years including tyres, battery, Service etc & on Excellent Mechanic (Doctor) of my car.

I have got official LPG fitted to my car as per suggestion of my mechanic Dr. Satpal, therefore, I benefited on fuel efficiency too. The car presently consumes an average of 13.7 KM per litre and 10 KM on hills on petrol.

A full tank of gas appx Rs.1400/-,the machine drives appx 550 KM on highways giving 12.22 KM per litre of gas i. e appx Rs 2.50 per kilometre almost equivalent to 800 to 1000 cc petrol car. Wonderful, isn`t it?

Moreover, I am fully loaded with spares like, all belts, leads, fuel pump, water pump, rotter, Ignition switch, distributor, plugs, clutch& accelerator wires, fuse etc for need in emergency any where. The boot is accomodating luggage tools, Gas cylinder and parts of emergency kit comfortably.

Recently, I have been to "Munsiyari" almost 700 KM, a base camp to Millam Glacier at almost 2748 meters above sea level. Got the car breaks bleeded at Pithoragrh and on return at Bhowalie. It was dangerous track with lots of rough patches from place calledThal,steepy Ghats to Munsiyari and back. We were four adults and three kids (one of & 7 yr and two of 11 yrs age). Literally a packed car.

The car has never troubled me any where so far and if it occurs on a occasion I am sure Dr Satpal and I can sort things. I am contended with my car, though unfortunately, a safe car by Indian standard has stopped manufacturing in India. Parts are easily available in Delhi, where I live, which are cheaper in comparison to other 1.5 cars of various makes.

Next tour I want to go is to GOA appx 2000 KM from Delhi when ever God permits.

Sorry for being carried away.

Best Regards to readers

Shirish Srivastava

23 Chitra Vihar

Delhi 110092

India.

shirish104@yahoo.com

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th October, 2006

1997 Daewoo Cielo GLE

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired44000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles

Summary:

I feel like a King Riding a Royal Elephant

Faults:

After 1 month of purchase it's water pump gone bad had to replace it for around Rs.2500.Then till now no prob.(Touch-Wood)!!!

General Comments:

Very Comfortable and pick-up too good. I call it AEROPLANE.

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

Review Date: 4th January, 2006

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 7 reviews