Chevrolet Spark Review from Indonesia

2003 Chevrolet Spark SE 0.8 petrol

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 0.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance5822 kilometres

Summary:

A car for traffic jams =)

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

This car is fast enough to keep up with other small cars, despite the 0.8 engine.

Ride is good for 120 km/h, more than that, the car starts to act strange =) top speed is around 150kmh though, but I can't imagine what the handling would be like on that speed. On normal cruising speeds (60km/h) it's handling is good enough, significant body roll is there though, just don't take those corners too hard..

Fuel consumption isn't as low as I'd expect, I could only make around 13km/liter.

Air Conditioning is good, it'd kept me comfortable even when the outside air is 35 degrees Celsius.

Seats aren't the most comfortable around, and the foot space on the rear seats is really small. The lack of headrests on the rear seats doesn't help either.

Boot space is pathetic. To do a decent monthly shopping you'd really take good use of the folding rear seats.

The car came standard with a 6-CD changer and 4 speakers. But what the car really needs is sound reduction (?), noise from the outside gets in too easily.

Overall, the small size makes it a dream car for traffic jams =)

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

Review Date: 25th May, 2004

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review