2008 Chevrolet Lacetti SX 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland
Oil pressure switch, rear discs and pads, rear calipers, rear windscreen wiper failed.
Bought for 900 pounds in September 2015, I got a remarkable 400 pounds trade in for an unlamented Kia Shuma. I only paid 400 for the Kia so it was a surprise to be offered that much.
I had a Lacetti as a hire car a few years previously, and although not the greatest car ever made, it seemed decent enough for my needs. I bought the SX model, well equipped with all round electric windows and mirrors, working air conditioning and CD player (doesn't sound much, but it's enough for me).
There isn't really much to said about the vehicle dynamically. It was just average in every respect, although the seats I found to be decently comfy. Boot space was decent, but smaller than other cars of similar size. Fuel economy was very average, low to mid 30s MPG.
Reliability was generally good, an oil pressure switch was required after the oil light came on while driving, 65 pounds to fix. More expensive were the rear brakes, 260 for discs and pads to pass the MOT, which it did, then shortly afterwards the rear calipers went for a Burton. The cost of replacing them plus replacement of the rear discs and pads outweighed the worth of the car so I part exchanged it. Which brings me to the appallingly low trade-in value of these; I was given just 300 pounds for it (one dealer at another garage offered 200!).
Recommended? Well... They are extremely cheap due to no image or brand recognition in the UK, if you're not interested in driving and see a car as an appliance I would say go for it. Otherwise, probably not, although I would quite like a Chevy Epica in the future. Takes all sorts.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd June, 2016