1995 Daewoo Cielo 1.5 from Australia and New Zealand
Never again will I spend my money on another car from this manufacturer
New battery, head gasket blown, rusty wipers, noisy dashboard, another starter motor.
Water heater leaked, so now I have no heating as it costs another 600 to fix.
Loose hoses; had to stick sticky tape to hold them in place.
Paint fading, ignition lead replaced, poor seats falling apart.
Bonnet holding screw has fallen off; had to replace it or otherwise face danger of the bonnet flying into my or other peoples windscreen.
Oil pressure switch replaced as it was leaking oil, plus many other parts which I don't even want to look at the invoice, as it's usually about $400 mark.
First I thought my mechanic was taking me for a ride to get more cash out of me, but after reading on Internet, I see what the problem is.
As of now the car is heating up more than usual, because I don't know whether it's the temperature switch or the cooling fan that is broken.
I'll be worried just before I do go to bed whether the car is going to break down, and how much more do I have to spend on it as usual, in the hope that I won't have to take it to a mechanic.
I've had a few cars, and this is the worst car I ever purchased in my life. I just wish I'd read all the comments on this site before I bought the car, so this is why I am making an extra effort to document my experience with this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th November, 2008
6th Nov 2009, 02:48
You bought a second hand Daewoo Cielo, so it's not your or the car`s fault. The previous owner should have taken good care of it, or he must have sold you at that time when car was really behaving weird, that's why he sold it to you. Otherwise this is great sedan in its class, & the best car of that era.
2nd Jan 2013, 08:20
I agree with him. You bought a second hand car and the previous owner did not take care of the car. I recently bought the same car, and had the same problem. Had to overhaul the engine because the car have not been looked after. Other than that, I am well pleased with the car. You can get the best brand in cars and it can still give you loads of problems if it is not looked after. Good luck.