1996 Daewoo Racer 1.5


An inexpensive car, reliable, and would buy another


Absolutely no problems until January 2009, then:

Problem with the cylinder head, which had to be welded.

Other minor problems with oil and water leaks.

Interior roof material needs to be replaced.

It's working fine now.

General Comments:

This car has a powerful engine and is pleasant to drive.

It's been very reliable, always started except a couple of times when the battery went dead and needed to be replaced.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th October, 2009

1995 Daewoo Racer GSi 1.5L 8v


Fuel pump, water pump, distributor, alternator.

General Comments:

Good car. I like it. Anyway, it's a GM motor so it's truly a good car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th January, 2009

27th Jul 2009, 13:33

I have a problem... engine just stops when the shift is engaged on the 5th speed, as you apply the clutch and release it quickly to stop or change gear, it has the tendency for the engine to stop, why? Anyone can help me please? TY.

29th Jul 2009, 14:33

Get your transmission checked specially on 5 gear, may be you need to get it repaired, or the cables aren't getting the engine to run properly. When was the last time you changed your transmission oil?

1995 Daewoo Racer 1.5i petrol


A reliable no-nonsense car. Start and go... every time for 5 years!


Regulator and horn malfunctioned in the first year.

Ball joints replaced after 3 years, although this is understandable as our main roads are more like off-road dirt tracks!

General Comments:

This car is a good work-horse all rounder.

Dash rattles a bit, but the price is worth it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th February, 2001

17th Oct 2001, 05:03

1. Yeah! The dash rattles a bit.

2. Unavailable car accessories.

3. Unavailable car parts.

4. Lack of speed.

5. They made a good job of the Daewoo Espero, good engine, a 16 valve.

6. What happened to the Daewoo Racer.. the Daewoo Racer will be good as the Daewoo Espero if they have the same engine.

7. But it is still a good car for me, that's all...

8. Peace!