1996 Daewoo Espero CDi 1.8 from UK and Ireland
A wolf in sheep's clothing!
Leaking sunroof caused clock to burn out, easy to replace and cheap.
Water pump went at 50,000 miles.
Rear suspension coils snapped at 58,000 miles, known fault, cheap to replace £20 for both.
This is my first car yet is the best I have driven, those being VW's, Fords and Vauxhalls.
When driven sensibly you get a good fuel return, yet it has plenty of low end pull and high end speed.
It Will do 80 MPH uphill in third without breaking into a sweat.
Daewoo say it will do 115 MPH top speed, but I have got it to do 130 as I have fitted K&N filter and a scorpion exhaust so it can breath.
This car will impress even the most skeptical as I have beaten almost every body who challenges me even a 2.0 turbocharged caverlier.
Generally it has a huge specification, with air conditioning and electric every thing also mine has a oversize sunroof as it is an ex-demonstrator model.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd April, 2003
4th Apr 2003, 02:31
A cavalier turbo will do a top speed of nigh on 150mph and hit 60 in about 6 seconds.
It aint going to lose to a 115bhp car.
And I doubt you will get 15bhp from a filter and an exhaust.
You will be lucky to get 3-4bhp which is not really noticeable.