2004 Chevrolet Optra from North America

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.

18th Feb 2015, 19:26

Just purchased 2004 Chevy Optra. Love it! But it seems I am only getting just about 300 kilometers per gas tank. My Neon got over 500+ km per tank (I could drive over 105 Km on empty) with E3 spark plugs in it. So I am going to put in E3 spark plugs & have the fuel injectors cleaned & see if I get better miles per tank. But so far I just love it!

From: Dugg Cunningham, Ontario, Canada

2004 Chevrolet Optra from North America

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

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