Great value and a great car!
To date, all I have had to change is the serpentine belt in the car (the timing belt?) and I have once replaced the brakes and the tires (fairly routine for any vehicle) so *knocks on wood* Nothing wrong has happened yet!
It drives very nicely! The suspension is very soft, yet seems to handle well on turns. The engine is lacking some horsepower, perhaps, but it still runs smoothly once at speed.
The heating system in the car is also quite terrible, being a Daewoo (car actually made by Daewoo/also known as the Daewoo Lacetti) and being designed for southern climates, it's understandable, and the air conditioner works like a dream!
One complaint I do have about the car, is that the brake pedal seems fairly soft, and I know that it is speed sensitive, and also the faster you push on it, the harder it is for emergency stop situations, but I still would prefer a hard brake pedal all the time.
Other than that, I am in love with the car. I do LOTS of traveling, and it hasn't done me wrong in years! I will get the new Optra, which will be renamed the Chevrolet Cruz when it comes out. This car will also be a Daewoo product, and has been released in Japan and a few other countries, and has great reviews, not to mention the fact that it's SEXY!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd December, 2008