2007 Chevrolet Spark LT 1.0 petrol from India
Not suitable if you don't have a chauffeur to get it fixed every fortnight
1. AC is simply useless. 2 tweaks by GM workshop, and it still refuses to cool the car.
2. Dashboard makes weird noises while accelerating.
3. On complaining, Dealer/Company give you a snob look, asking why you were cheap and bought their cheapest car.
4. Maintenance costs comparable with cars costing 3 times as much.
An OK car with good looks, but frequent problems ensure that a fortnight never passes when you don't have to worry about getting something fixed in a Spark.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th June, 2008
29th Jan 2009, 12:03
I am from Indonesia, Jakarta, and my yellow 2006 Chevy Spark has been around for at least 2 years.
To be honest, the Spark is too minimalist for me, but it works fine for my wife.
Anyway, I never found anything similar to your complaint, the air-con works okay for 2 years in a row. Yup, some noises did came from the front dash, and all I did is put something in the gap where the rattling noise came from. Well admit it, it is not a lavish car such as Aston Martin or McLaren.
And the way GM people welcome us is quite warm and friendly. They understand that they are dealing with economy car, not a cheap car.
Well, we come to no conclusion, it is a mere different perspective on the very same object I suppose.
22nd Sep 2009, 10:31
I am from the Philippines. My spark is now almost a year, but I too have no problems with my aircon. It provides cool even during high noon. No rattling sound on the dashboard as well. In fact, I feel that it runs and performs better now that the first time I bought and used it. Of course, I follow the preventive maintenance service. It's possible that the problems in the thread are factory-related issues.