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2004 Chevrolet Optra from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired225000 kilometres

Summary:

Worth every penny

Faults:

The car is awesome.

General Comments:

I read all these terrible comments about this car, and I thought I would do my best to stick up for it. I have had a Chevrolet Optra (2004) since I bought it brand new. The only thing I have had to do to it is brakes, tires, a headlight and basic oil changes. Last year I put a thermostat in it that cost me $100.

I just wanted to say that there are a few bad cars in any batch, but based on what I have been through with this car, it has been awesome. With 225000km's on it and basic upkeep, I don't know that I could ask for a better car... in that class of course.

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

Review Date: 19th May, 2012

29th Oct 2012, 13:57

I have a 2004 Chevy Optra, and since I bought it, I have had nothing but problems with it. I think it's a garbage car, and would have never bought it if I knew I would have had so much trouble with it.

2004 Chevrolet Optra from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.3 / 10
Distance when acquired24000 kilometres
Most recent distance101500 kilometres

Summary:

This car could be your funeral

Faults:

Where to begin, I'll probably forget something.

Get the car, and weeks later a window will not go down. 200 bucks to fix, as a used car receives no warranty with GM.

Bought 4 snow tires.

Fuel pump failed.

Water pump failed. Was replaced along with timing belt and brakes (all coolant lost, causing overheating on the highway).

Bought 4 new all season tires.

Water pump failed again.

Continued to lose coolant regularly (another overheat).

The car won't turn on, needs a new battery, spark plugs and wires (understandable).

Engine light has been on almost as long as I've had the car.

Every morning is a struggle to turn the car on (or if it's been off more than a couple of hours).

Good luck!

General Comments:

Was great for a while, good on gas and cute. Now I'm just waiting for whatever is coming next, and since I do a lot of highway driving, I am constantly scared something is about to happen.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd January, 2012

24th Jan 2012, 19:46

Buying new tyres for the appropriate season isn't a fault, sorry.

24th Jan 2012, 22:59

Try to sell or trade in, while you still can!!

17th Feb 2012, 14:58

HAHA, crap, I have this car, and I have experienced everything you just mentioned, AND MORE! I can't believe other people have all of these problems. I just got EVERYTHING fixed.

- Valve cover gaskets

- Head gaskets

- Fuel pump

- Water pump

- Front and rear brakes

- Thermostat

- Exhaust manifold

And I'm probably forgetting something -- I have a friend who's boyfriend is a mechanic, so thankfully it didn't cost too much. But now, I think I have an oil leak. Great.

Honestly, screw this car, and screw Chevy for taking the Daewoo in and selling it. The only reason I am still driving this POS is because I am a student and can't afford much of anything else. As soon as I am making money, I say out with the old and in with the new.

2004 Chevrolet Optra from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Manual
Distance when acquired40000 kilometres
Most recent distance142000 kilometres
Previous carPlymouth Voyager

Summary:

Total deception and waste of money

Faults:

My head gasket blew at 103000 km, and another time at 137000, many issues with the car. All parts are purchased from dealer only, and imported.

General Comments:

This car is a lemon all the way, and Chevrolet know it. I am disappointed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd November, 2010

2004 Chevrolet Optra LS 4 cylinder from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5 kilometres
Most recent distance98000 kilometres

Summary:

Horrible, avoid

Faults:

- Back brakes seized (Summer 2010).

- Head gasket blew (10/06/10).

- Replace headlights every 2 months.

General Comments:

This car is a horrible lemon. Never buy this vehicle. Just do a google search for 2004 Chevrolet Optra head gasket. Usually if you do for other vehicles, you will see more parts stores than consumer sites where people are complaining about the obvious faults.

- Head gasket blew at 98,000 KM.

- Back brakes seized (Summer 2010).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th October, 2010

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 22 reviews