I bought this car in 1996.
Daewoo just entered the Dutch car market and a lot of people complained about this new brand. They said it would probably be a bunch of crap and a waste of good money.
I didn’t listen and decided to pay a visit at the local Daewoo dealer, because I was very curious about the ‘new’ Daewoo Espero.
I loved the looks of the car and I didn’t care about the brand.
Daewoo was very eager to sell me a Daewoo Espero 1.8 CD, or a 2.0 CD, but one look under the hood was reason enough to hesitate.
I’ve had never seen such an ugly and obsolete engine.
However, the dealer also had a 1.5 GLXi and showed it to me
Now we were talking.
This engine looked great. A very modern looking 16 valve Opel engine.
The deal was quickly made and I finally had my Daewoo Espero.
The first thing I noticed was that the car was very comfortable and that it drove like heaven.
The trunk is enormous; it can easily fit two bicycles, a moped, or two pesky friends.
Sorry, they asked for it.
The engine is very powerful, it can reach a speed of 100 kilometer per hour in less than 10 seconds and the highest speed I ever drove with this car was about 200 kilometers per hour.
But, that will scare the living daylights out of you; the car is totally out of control at that speed.
The cars fuel consumption is impressive.
The car uses 1 liter every 17 kilometers and that’s no lie.
I always hear people complaining about the fuel consumption of their Daewoo, but I think that they just have a very expensive right foot.
Daewoo’s are not designed for racing!
This year (2005) the car will have his ninth birthday and is still in a top condition.
Sometimes people can’t believe that the car is this old; it looks like it is only two, or three years old.
The dealer always gives me excellent service and he always tells me that the car still looks great after all these years.
To this day I'm still in love with this car and as far as I’m concerned it will stay with me for many, many years (well, as long as it doesn’t completely break down and doesn’t get too expensive in maintenance).
And if I ever need to buy a new car it certainly will be a Daewoo (well, Daewoo/Chevrolet).