1997 Daewoo Cielo GLE 1.5 from Peru


Reliable and economic


AC malfunction since 70.000 km.

Electric front left window system failure 2 times.

Poor audio and cabin ventilation systems.

General Comments:

I own an Automatic model purchased new.

This car with the appropiate services every 5000 kms avoid any mechanical problems.

Really reliable.

I added a LPG fuel system at 70,000 km which makes it really economic, also replacement parts are too.

Big cabin and trunk space, and very comfortable for a medium size model.

Engine mantains its compression almost like the first kilometers.

I'm very happy with my car.

Finally, I think that a good car like the Cielo with a good driver could walk for kilometers and kilometers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th August, 2007

1997 Daewoo Cielo GLX 1.5 DOHC from Colombia


Worth every cent I paid for it


When I just bought it, the entire clutch had to be repaired.

I managed to overheat the engine (still wondering why and how this happened...)

The high voltage wiring to the distribution rotor was burned.

I noticed that a holder under the engine was broken; this seems to be a common repair, according to the mechanic.

The "check engine" light went on today.

General Comments:

I am very happy with the general performance of the car, but maintenance is now a serious issue, when it comes to money. However I would rater repair it because you cannot get this comfort, space and performance for the price. Originally, I paid some US$6,000. Now, the US dollar exchange rate went down, so it would be some US$8,500.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th June, 2007

1997 Daewoo Cielo GLE from India


I feel like a King Riding a Royal Elephant


After 1 month of purchase it's water pump gone bad had to replace it for around Rs.2500.Then till now no prob.(Touch-Wood)!!!

General Comments:

Very Comfortable and pick-up too good. I call it AEROPLANE.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 4th January, 2006

1997 Daewoo Cielo GLE 1.6 petrol from India


Very good if you have the money for gas


Air conditioner failed several times, even after repeated service. Fan belt got worn out. Engine oil leak due to oil pressure valve. Brake Pads were changed. New tires for all 4+1 wheels. Wheel alignment was needed. Car didn't do more than 110Km/h, Probably dude to alignment faults. Several minor fixes.

General Comments:

The car has been very comfortable to drive. The repairs since I bought the car cost ed around $500 till today. Considerably less compared to the amount of gas it consumed. Everything else is so so.

The engine is very good for Indian cities.

It some what skidded while I took a quick turn.

Fuel efficiency 6 - 7Km/liter.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th December, 2004

27th Jan 2007, 18:37

Sounds like every single one of the complaints can be traced back to driving style. Including fuel economy. Belts break. They are rubber turning on hot metal hundreds of times a minute. Especially if you run your engine at excessively high RPMs redlining it all of the time. This also wears out the bearings in your air conditioning. You will have either performance or cold air. Not both. Whether you have a 150hp engine or an 800hp engine.

1997 Daewoo Cielo 1.5 from Australia and New Zealand


This car has quality potential, but has not been properly maintained


Car was purchased in half decent condition.

Dash lights not working.

Air conditioning not working.

Seats dirty.

Steering wobbly.

We've had quite a few problems since buying it.

Starting off with back door handle being broken. Had to be re- glued.

Head Gasket blew at 150,000

Clutch wearing out at 153,000

Gear stick hard to control.

General Comments:

The car takes quick at lights, accelerates well.

Passenger seat doesn't flip forward like other hatch backs. Takes ages to pull it forward.

Needed to buy new stereo, old one wasn't plugged in properly, speakers fading out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th December, 2004

1997 Daewoo Cielo GL 1.5 petrol from Australia and New Zealand


Great value for money


Fuel gauge replaced in warranty 3 times.

Water pump went at 87000 km (after radiator flush)

Head Gasket at started to leak @87500 km (caused by overheating - due to water pump)

General Comments:

Overall this has been a fairly reliable car over the 6 years that we have owned it. Interior and exterior still in excellent condition (apart from gear shift boot), with repairs being really no more expensive than any other car.

Performance is OK (hey its only a small engine), handling is good and so is comfort - air con is outstanding, good fuel economy.

Most impressed by the amount of room with the back seat folded down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2004