2003 Chevrolet Optra LT 1.8 from Philippines
The car is superb value for money
A few days after I brought it home from the dealer, the battery became dead, gas consumption was high and power was inadequate.
The car is superb in its class aside from value for money.
It has a powerful quiet engine.
The automatic transmission so far is flawlessly performing.
Cabin is quiet, comfortable and very roomy with very good sound system.
Suspension is superb both in low and very high speed (190kms/hour).
Gas consumption now is at 8-9kms/liter of Shell Velocity gas which I believe is respectable for a 1.8 liter engine.
Service is great at GM Chevrolet North EDSA. They are very responsive to customer needs, very professional, well-trained and amiable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd August, 2005
The car has a very stable body, good suspension although I feel that it is under powered. In spite of it being a 1.6L, city driving is at 5-6 km/l even with a conservative driving. The reason for high gas consumption might be for a fact that the variable HVAC compressor air-con works continuously and only at high revolution and or low/high freon will the compressor cut-off. Acceleration and breaking is superb, however, I have experience unstable idling most of the time. Idling drops once in a while which causes the car to hesitate. The 3 year warranty and PMS is great. I have observed that you can here an "engine knock" when car is going up an inclined plane or parking.