1996 Daewoo Nexia GLXi 1.5 Twin cam 16v from UK and Ireland
A cheap Ferrari, but with less style
Normal wear and tear, oil change, HT leads, etc.
Needed new exhaust when purchased.
A few rust spots, but nothing serious.
Incredible axcelleration, I clocked 0-60 in 6.8 seconds, which for a 1.5 is quick by all standards.
Able to cope with twisty country roads as easily as Barrichello does Silver-stone.
An all good quality car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th August, 2003
7th Aug 2003, 11:37
You are kidding us all right? Daewoo Nexia 1.5 GLXi has 90bhp and is the top model. It books at 12 seconds 0-60. You really think that this car gets to 60 in under 7 seconds. That's the funniest thing I have heard all day.
8th Aug 2003, 05:17
24th Jan 2006, 18:07
Have any of you boys driven one yet? I guess not, 12 seconds, you having a laugh? Even the GLi can get to 60 in 10 seconds. I'd say the twin cam 16v GLXi can do it in about 7-8. You've got to remember, it's a light car, not heavy. You've got to take that stuff into consideration now lads.
13th Feb 2006, 03:16
You reckon 6.8? i'd say about 8 seconds, my nexia is the 1.5GLXi as well and I reckon that's about all you'd get from it. They are however very fast off the line, that's if you can get the gears without missing them. Good car, but just not the golf GTi beater you claim!
26th Jul 2006, 12:39
HE HE 6.8 seconds LOL Wakey wakey, the car is nippy, but it's no way a 6.8 sec car. 9 to 10 sec at a push downhill with a tail wind is more realistic. And yes I have driven one, my brother owns the GLI one. It's no pace car, just good cheap motoring.
4th May 2007, 08:55
That will be the Daewoo!!!
23rd Aug 2007, 13:18
I have Just bought a Daewoo NEXIA GLXi 16V, on a (P) plate 56,000 mile's on the clock. Full history for £495.. woohoo.. book price is a £1,000.
Its bloomin GR8.
14th Nov 2008, 09:10
That's great because if your Daewoo 1.5 8v can do the 60 sprint in 6.8 seconds, than that means rather than 5.3 seconds for my 5.0 V8 BMW M5, that means it will do it in 2.9 seconds, and that means a Ferrari can do it in about minus 3 seconds going back in time.
7th Aug 2003, 08:32
The only way you'd get a 1.5 Nexia to 60 in 6.8 seconds is to push it off a cliff. Wake up and stop dreaming. I reckon you'd struggle to beat 11 seconds. Or were you talking about 60 km/h?