1995 Daewoo Espero Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1995 Daewoo Espero CDi 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 miles
Most recent distance48000 miles

Summary:

Good car for a low price with good comfort

Faults:

Distributor packed up at 40K miles and found that itis common problem for the cars above 40,000K miles.

Electrical windows playing.

Central locking playing.

Braking system is not proper.

General Comments:

Good car for good price.

Good mileage when compared in all the cars of this size.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 2001

1995 Daewoo Espero 2.0 from Costa Rica

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance70000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Very good options for a very low price

Faults:

Electric windows control.

Boost electric control.

General Comments:

Even at the basic model, it comes with plenty of extras which are not added in to other manufacturer's common models, such as the Tercel, Corolla, Sentra, Suzuki, etc. It's very low cost, $5000 (in Costa Rica) makes the car a good and valuable option to choose, it would take two or three times more money to buy a similar Nissan or Toyota car.

When a year goes by, definitely there is a big difference between an Espero and those, some noises here and there, not that good a body or paint, it all depends how the car is when it was bought.

Acceleration is nice, quite a high fuel cost...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th December, 2000

1995 Daewoo Espero CD 2.0i from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0i Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 kilometres
Most recent distance123000 kilometres

Summary:

Could have been a good quality car if not for the engine

Faults:

Timing belt tensioner slipped resulting in instant engine failure.

Alternator burnt out.

Several oil leaks.

Engine overheated and the head cracked on the engine.

Fuel lock failed.

Coolant loss.

Central locking always fails.

General Comments:

This is the worst car that money can buy! It has died on the side of the road 3 times, and I've only had it a few months. The only good thing about this car is that I learnt heaps about cars and their motors. Also learnt some valuable lessions...

1. Never buy a Daewoo

2. Never buy a Daewoo

3. Never buy a Daewoo

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd November, 2000

1995 Daewoo Espero CD 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired61000 kilometres
Most recent distance82000 kilometres
Previous carFord Falcon XE

Summary:

Unreliable car - stay away!

Faults:

* Alternator went *3* times!

* Electrics played up (windows, CD).

* Spring in the steering column snapped.

* Airbag lights and engine management lights randomly go off.

* Rust after only 3 years.

* Radiator and cooling system (inc. surge tank) had to be replaced.

* Car would overheat in traffic.

* Car would thud and shudder when turning on full lock.

* Electric mirrors and aerial didn't work.

General Comments:

Bad investment. Low quality build and finishing, even though high equipment levels. Would not recommend to my worst enemy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th September, 2000

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 10 reviews