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1997 Daewoo Racer GTi 1.5 TBI

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.5 TBI Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance187000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

A collectors item! Don't sell it or you'll regret it!

Faults:

I consider this car as a maintenance free car. No parts are broken except for the normal parts that worn out of daily use like timing belts, clutch disk, brake pads, and the regular change oil. Literally, this car is a start and go!

General Comments:

This car is a great bargain! I mean why settle for expensive cars like Honda, Toyota and the likes? You can the same performance at almost half the cost. My car has power steering, power windows, power trunk release, power locks. All these for a cheap price. The car accelerates very fast. 0 to 100 km/h takes only about 5-7 seconds. It is also a very fuel friendly car. No wonder in our country, this is mainly used as taxi cabs. Engine is powerful and smooth.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th November, 2002

14th Jul 2006, 20:01

It is difficult for me to believe that this car takes only 7 seconds to reach 100 kmh, perhaps downhill. It has only 70 hp (with TBI), not enough to have that acceleration.

20th Aug 2006, 10:28

1990 Pontiac Le Mans made by Daewoo Motor in Korea is equal with Daewoo Racer. Very nice and useful car. Especially the blue metallic painted models.

1997 Daewoo Racer GTi 1.5 TBI

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.5 TBI Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired10 kilometres
Most recent distance80000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

The most practical car in the world!

Faults:

Most of the parts are okay during the first 3 years of operation. However when the car was left outside in the rain for quite sometime, door locks and handles were stocked and needed to be lubricated. Window mechanism on all windows were replaced. Timing belt is also replaced. The fuel pump was also replaced. When the car was accidentally left in the flood, computer box is also replaced as well as the fuel pump. Horn button is also replaced as well as the ignition key. The turn signal switch is also replaced due to accidental misused. Rust forms in the disk brake calipers so sometimes the front brake does not perform well.

General Comments:

Generally, the car is very fast and fuel efficient. Parts are cheap. Operation is quiet and smooth. Interior space is large as compared with other cars in its class (Corolla, Lancer, Honda City). The car is superb at speeds 100 kilometers and above. Brakes are also good. I highly recommend this car for practicality. It is a dependable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th October, 2002

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 5 reviews