Daewoo Espero Reviews from Trinidad and Tobago

1996 Daewoo Espero GLX 2.0

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired150 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

A disappointing investment

Faults:

Alternator problems from day one, company always promises to repair.

Parts of the car just dropping off or breaking off even though usually I alone use the car viz: stone shield, door handles, parts of seat belt mechanism, screws from the steering wheel, the rear view mirrors, passenger seat etc.

Dealer out of stock with replacement parts and couldn't care less.

Failure to contact car owners when the engineers visited the country despite the fact that they have all contact information on the owners.

General Comments:

I believe that despite the manufacturer's defects, a more efficient dealer service would have gone a long way in alleviating the concerns and trauma of the car owners.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd May, 2001

1996 Daewoo Espero 2.0

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired100 kilometres
Most recent distance95000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

A poor investment

Faults:

Alternator went within first six months of purchase and subsequently went four times to this date.

Central locking system keeps going - very rarely works, always needs to be repaired - never replaced.

Braking system faulty.

Electric aerial had to be repaired.

Steering rack had to be replaced within three years.

Master cylinder in the front wheel system had to be replaced.

General Comments:

Comfort car, but too many problems and poor service received from the manufacturer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd September, 2000

Average review marks: 4.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews