2005 Chevrolet Optra LS DOHC 16v


It will last if you maintain it properly. Can compete with Civic, Ford Taurus and Toyota Corolla


The car's air conditioning broke down at 27,000 miles. Good to know it was still under warranty, and had it replaced brand new.

General Comments:

I have lived with it for 4 years. I have maintained it from the dealer itself with my scheduled maintenance booklet up until the warranty coverage, and it's still running well.

However, the 4 shock absorbers had to be replaced after 75,000 miles, which I have purchased brand new.

Dashboard is useless for a wife, who always brings her pack of tissues and paraphernalia. Other than that, the interior compartment is usable. Very roomy and comfortable with kids.

I travel on freeway daily, rushing not less than 140,000 kph on a fast lane, and I don't experience any hassles., smooth like a wind. Brake system is magnificent coz I had experience a sudden stop running at the top speed of 120,000 kph... whew.. close to death..

Spare parts are always available at a good reasonable price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd December, 2009