1996 Daewoo Espero Reviews - Page 7 of 7

1996 Daewoo Espero GLX 1.5 from Slovakia

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired200 kilometres
Most recent distance33000 kilometres

Summary:

Beautiful, comfortable car for relaxing driving

Faults:

Both rear wheel springs had to be replaced after 2 years.

General Comments:

Very well designed car with excellent equipment for low price. Lots of storage room. Very quiet and comfortable. Average materials have been used for indoor design.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th June, 2001

1996 Daewoo Espero GLX 2.0 from Trinidad and Tobago

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired150 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

A disappointing investment

Faults:

Alternator problems from day one, company always promises to repair.

Parts of the car just dropping off or breaking off even though usually I alone use the car viz: stone shield, door handles, parts of seat belt mechanism, screws from the steering wheel, the rear view mirrors, passenger seat etc.

Dealer out of stock with replacement parts and couldn't care less.

Failure to contact car owners when the engineers visited the country despite the fact that they have all contact information on the owners.

General Comments:

I believe that despite the manufacturer's defects, a more efficient dealer service would have gone a long way in alleviating the concerns and trauma of the car owners.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd May, 2001

1996 Daewoo Espero 2.0 from Trinidad and Tobago

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired100 kilometres
Most recent distance95000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

A poor investment

Faults:

Alternator went within first six months of purchase and subsequently went four times to this date.

Central locking system keeps going - very rarely works, always needs to be repaired - never replaced.

Braking system faulty.

Electric aerial had to be repaired.

Steering rack had to be replaced within three years.

Master cylinder in the front wheel system had to be replaced.

General Comments:

Comfort car, but too many problems and poor service received from the manufacturer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd September, 2000

1996 Daewoo Espero CD 2.0 litre from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 litre Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired2100 kilometres
Most recent distance46000 kilometres
Previous carFord Mondeo 1993

Summary:

A nice car but with many problems

Faults:

Car alternator went on the way home from the dealer on purchase day, subsequently went twice since.

Faulty central locking and rear wheel bearings which have been replaced twice.

Electric aerial doesn't work, remote locking and fuel release keep giving me problems.

General Comments:

While the car is a good package and well priced, it helps if you get a good one and have mechanics who can fix it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th August, 2000

19th Jul 2008, 23:18

My alternator went on the way home from the dealer too!

1996 Daewoo Espero CDXi 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance86400 miles
Previous carNissan Primera

Summary:

Reliable, quick, heavy on the juice

Faults:

Nothing yet!!

General Comments:

Good sound car that will do as you want. Pretty uneconomical, it drinks the petrol.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2000

1996 Daewoo Espero GLXI 1.5 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired63000 miles
Most recent distance69000 miles
Previous carFord Sierra

Summary:

A good second hand high spec bargain

Faults:

Air con, clutch faulty but repaired under warrenty. Apart from that, nothing.

General Comments:

Great car excellent spec for the money.

Second hand value suits buyer.

Recommended.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2000

1996 Daewoo Espero CDi 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance32000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 400

Faults:

Minor electrical problems, eg power window switch, remote boot opener, door mirror heater, plus cam belt auto adjuster is a little noisy when starting after a couple of days standing.

General Comments:

Very well equiped considering the price. Daewoo "known for life" scheme very good. Local service very good. Friends and family have been impressed.

All round highly recommended.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2000

1996 Daewoo Espero CDI 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1996
Engine and transmission 1.8
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10

Faults:

Leaking sunroof, faulty heated mirror, faulty interior light switch, unreliable central locking.

General Comments:

Pretty average on the whole but still good value.

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

Review Date: 28th February, 1999

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 29 reviews