1996 Daewoo Nexia GLXi petrol
Reliable engine, but automatic gearbox not so reliable
Minor electrical faults when car bought.
Leaking air con pipe replaced 56000 miles.
Expansion tank replaced (with second hand one) 55000 miles.
Brakes drums and discs replaced 63000 miles.
Expansion tank replaced (with second hand one) again 63500 miles
Transmission problem 64000 miles torque converter solenoid needs replacing.
Engine is very reliable.
New expansion tank not available, had to buy correct part from second hand spares dealer twice.
New spares difficult to locate.
No handbook or repair manual available.
No garage knows how much hydraulic fluid goes into the transmission.
Lots of extras like electric windows and central locking.
Lots of boot space.
Had to find a specialist to check gearbox fault, whole gearbox has to be removed to replace faulty part, no inspection cover.
No dipstick for transmission fluid level, only a plug on the side of the gearbox, when the fluid comes out of that (if you can get it off) then it is full. If you overfill it the excess comes out of the overflow pipe and makes a mess in the engine compartment.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th October, 2005