Daewoo Nubira Review from Puerto Rico

1998 Daewoo Nubira

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance43000 miles

Summary:

Don't buy it if you care about your life

Faults:

I bought an 1998 used car of this type on year 2000.

On 2001, its transmission broke down, and the car's 5-yr motor-transmission warranty covered up the parts/repair expenses, but the frontal left side tire ball bearing also broke up, and it happened outside the 3-yr piece warranty : (

On 2002, the power windows system on the the frontal passenger door and the driver's side rear door broke up. On this same year its interior trims began to peel off, and its brake system sometimes went "blank".

Finally, on September 2003 I had a fatal accident on the damned car going to work, and thanks to the driver's seat belt that broke up in the crash and to the airbags that never opened, had multiple trauma/fracture on my face, left ankle, right lower leg, and right chest ribs (broke 3 of them). Was incapacitated for six months because of this, and am still receiving physical therapy for full recuperation.

General Comments:

A spacious car, that is not reliable nor secure to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th March, 2004

10th Mar 2004, 17:10

If your seat belt broke and your air bag did not deploy (assuming you had a frontal impact) then it would seem that you would have a cause of action against Daewoo.

For whom was the accident fatal?

10th Mar 2004, 18:52

My thoughts exactly. Did you have a passenger that died or die the other guy die?

15th Mar 2005, 02:52

On 31st October 2004 whilst driving along the M5 motorway a steering arm (cast metal) of my Nubira Estate snapped resulting in the vehicle crossing 3 lanes and colliding with central reservation. VOSA are involved, but at present Daewoo are not accepting liability stating that they have never had any problems previously? I have started legal redress and would like to know if any other/ former Daewoo Nubira drivers experienced similar problems. I would also like to have more details from the first sender re. front ball joint breaking as this sounds similar to my problem.

Please reply to acecleaning@hotmail.com.

19th Oct 2006, 15:44

I need to get feedback from Daewoo. I have a Nubira 2001 and it seems that the ball joints is the mayor problem of this car. I changed mines on 06-06-06 both sides left and right, and on October 1, 2006 I took the vehicle for a routine check up because it was acting funny, and guest what, both ball joints need replacement again not even four months.

I need to find out if someone can help me, if there is a call back for the ball joints on these vehicles.

Please advise @ izzyca2155@yahoo.com.

Average review marks: 5.2 / 10, based on 1 review