Chevrolet Tacuma Reviews - Page 2 of 2

2005 Chevrolet Tacuma 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance24000 miles
Previous carRenault Scenic

Summary:

They don't sell this version anymore - say no more!

Faults:

3 sets of front disks (1 per year).

Rear shock absorbers rattling.

Poor front tyre wear.

Oil leak from rocker gasket- no parts available at dealer to fix.

General Comments:

Extraordinarily poor fuel consumption around 18mpg! perhaps 30 on a gentle run.

Dull car, poor quality interior fabric/plastic.

Poor performance even for a MPV.

DULL DULL DULL.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th June, 2008

28th Jun 2008, 14:34

You forgot to mention that the styling is "unconventional" too-the other bits you complain about are serious, but did you ever go outside and look at it??!

I think it runs even a SSangyong Rodius a strong race to "most hideous looking car in history, ever".

Looking at it makes you feel the same as finding half a slug in the apple you have half eaten.

What were the design committee on? Ajax?!

20th Jan 2009, 21:16

The 2.0l version not only has high fuel consumption, which is hardly surprising in a petrol vehicle is this size, but it's high CO2 output means it has a high vehicle road tax band in the UK and will be hit very hard by the forthcoming increases planned for 2010/11. The 1.6 l version is only a little better but will escape the really high UK road tax.

19th Jul 2011, 13:58

Further to the above, had the car a while, but it was hard to live with; sold it, and would never recommend one.

I like odd cars, but this was a step too far; dreadful Daewoo design and dynamics with 80s tech and economy, dozens of design faults like a 5'4" height opening bootlid, which nearly knocked me out twice, and general unpleasantness throughout.

Any possible benefit you may think this car brings, is outweighed by three times more negatives, and even when being kind to it, you have to admit the only reason to consider one was the purchase price.

The 20s mpg, £435pa tax, high insurance group and 40,000 mile cambelt change costs soon outweigh the purchase price, leaving you owning a poor car, which costs the same or more to own than a much better car.

Even an LPG conversion does not alter this; factor in the even lower mpg on gas, having to travel to get gas, having to service the system and the complexities tracing a running fault - plus losing the boot space.

I saw a mint 2008 6,000 mile 2.0 CDX auto Tacuma sell on ebay for £1123. Even this is too much. Trust me.

I disliked the car within days, endured it for a while and sold it at a huge loss - I did not beat the system as per previous comment.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 4 reviews