1998 Daewoo Nubira Hatchback 2.0L petrol


My Daewoo is a very reliable car


Aircon stopped working, and the brake and reverse lights also stopped working, but I managed to get it right again.

General Comments:

My Daewoo Nubira, is patient, reliable & very comfortable. I haven't experienced any other problems. I'm loving my Daewoo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2015

1998 Daewoo Nubira CDX 2.0


Good value for money, but needs to be taken care off


The timing belt broke 38000 km after replacement. All valves broke and a number of other damages were caused by this. My car is the 4th Nubira that I am aware of that had this type of problem well before it was due for belt replacement.

General Comments:

This car is great value for money.

Performance of the 2.0CDX is very good.

Dealers in South Africa is not very good.

Repairs very expensive.

If car is well looked after it will last a lifetime!

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

Review Date: 23rd June, 2003

16th Feb 2004, 00:06

The comment on the cost of maintaining the Daewoo are spot on. I drive a Nubira 2.0 CDX which gave engine problems six months after I had bought it used. A noise in the engine cost me about R9000, which was compounded by the water pump giving in and saddling me with a further R8000 barely a year after the first problem. Parts are a nightmare as they are usually unavailable or so expensive you just want to strip and sell the car. For instance, a drive belt at the dealership costs three times more than at a reputable spares shop. It costs approximately R4000 to replace all four shocks, and service kits are generally only obtainable from the dealer such that you can't have your car serviced at other service garages. Talk about a pain in the neck!

I now know that this is the last daewoo car I will ever drive. In fact, this is the last car I will ever drive that comes from any dealership that is even remotely related to Daewoo.

4th Nov 2009, 12:20

I've owned a Nubira CDX for 5 years. Had it a month, cambelt broke, R600 later all valves bent - 100000kms, engine overhaul at 150000kms, R5000. I still love my car though. Good performance, fuel economy and all the bells and whistles for a good price.