Daewoo Musso Reviews

1998 Daewoo Musso 3.2 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 3.2 Manual
Distance when acquired105000 kilometres
Most recent distance129000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 3

Summary:

Very nice vehicle

Faults:

Clutch. Reversing up a steep hill with heavy trailer. Not using low range.

Periodically won't start. Just goes dead, then 20 minutes later it will start.

General Comments:

I do love this car.

Tows the trailer great.

Upholstery and carpets are holding up extremely well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2013

2000 Daewoo Musso 2.3 from UK and Ireland

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.3 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Astra

Summary:

Well worth the money, hugely underrated

Faults:

Nothing at all - car has been regularly serviced, but has yet to develop any serious problems.

Has had new tires, brake pads etc, but all standard wear and tear issues.

General Comments:

The 2.3 is not the fastest 4x4 around, but it is spacious, comfortable, easy to drive and very reliable.

It corners well (rear passengers aren't thrown around), is a high spec for the money and is really a very good vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th April, 2005

2004 Daewoo Musso 3.2 from Iran

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.2 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance10000 kilometres

Summary:

A disaster

Faults:

The brake system is extremely poor.

Fuel consumption is very high.

Acceleration is poor.

General Comments:

One must drive very slowly at all times in order to avoid accidents.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th July, 2004

13th Sep 2004, 12:04

It is a large, tall, heavy 4x4 with an average engine not an F1 car.. you should try driving a 2.4 petrol LWB frontera, now theres a life threatening ;)

6th Mar 2012, 11:55

I have an 02 2.9 TD Musso as a work vehicle, and it's a tank!

Faults? None.

Spares required? None.

Had tyres, brake pads, lots of oil changes and lots of diesel.

Men I work with mostly have Pajeros (soft, troublesome and slow by comparison). Any time they get in with me, they can't believe how rapid it is and how good it pulls a heavy trailer. I hope people keep slating the Musso's, as it means I can keep quietly plugging along under the radar in mine. I've had Landcruisers, Fourtraks and Land Rovers in the past. I'll keep the Musso.

BTW, every mechanic and MOT tester I know says the same - "great engine in them Mussso jeeps".

Average review marks: 5.2 / 10, based on 3 reviews