2004 Chevrolet Optra LT 1.8 from Malaysia
A new breed growing well in Malaysia
Cup Holder clip broke on the first day. (Rectified and replaced).
Whining Sound from engine. (Bearing replaced).
Wind noise at 110km/hour. (Paned re-glued and rectified).
Air Conditioned compressor sound when pressed the accelerator. (Still awaiting parts to be replaced).
Tyre Noise. (Not under warranty).Therefore I have to resource other 'silence type' tyre by myself.
This car comes with Full Time Traction Control. It controls handling very well. Even a suspension was tuned nicely just like Lotus handling.
Cabin is seriously nice until those who sat in my car felt like it has no Korean car feeling. Legroom is spacious for front and back.
The engine derived from Holden.Rough, but tough. Somehow rather the engine timing has been advanced. Add some X1-R will soften the engine noise. Be careful with the type of fuel used for the engine. Lower fuel quality caused the engine to knock.Means, be careful with the petrol station you used. They may add some substance and it will reduce the fuel quality. OR buy octane booster.
Agent: No comment.
MAIN COMMENT:Dealer need to justify the promotion.'Quiet' car. A brochure shows the car in the philharmonic hall is not quite right. I can feel wind noise at 100km/h and tyre noise need to be rectified.
Customer: Technical knowledge needed. With the knowledge you will know how good is this car. I learned myself.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th September, 2005
25th Nov 2005, 09:51
Hi, what is that X1-R you are talking about, can you provide more info of website.
Please email me.
23rd Jan 2006, 18:01
XR-1 is a oil additive that is supposed to reduce the friction in your engines moving parts, thus improving performance by abit and also reducing noise. shud be able to find it at most motor accessories shops.