1998 Daewoo Nexia Review

1998 Daewoo Nexia GLXI 1.5 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.5 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance58000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Under powered and heavy on fuel

Faults:

Air conditioning has never worked.

Leaking tappet cover.

Water leak in the cooling system.

Minor electrical faults.

Boot catch needed adjusting.

Leaking hydraulic fluid.

Seats fairly well worn.

Alarm is erratic and sometimes will not work.

Front suspension is weak.

Knocking noise in front passenger door.

General Comments:

Lots of extra features such as central locking and electric windows.

This car lacks power and is not economical on fuel with an average of 30 miles per gallon.

Often when trying to accelerate up hill the automatic gears do not engage properly and this results in the engine over revving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th September, 2004

31st Jul 2005, 13:57

I have had this same car from new (10years),and in 55 years of driving is by far the most reliable and easy to drive; nothing has ever gone wrong with it, I left it once in a wet and freezing shed in Jan. and Feb. for two months while I was in the middle east, and it started first time as always. I am even still on the original battery!!! I average 32 mpg, as I mostly do short trips.

18th Jan 2006, 19:35

Can any one help me my daewoo nexia 1.5 twin cam 16v broke down and will not start due to no spark I have changed the leads coil pack and still won't go help.

6th Jun 2006, 04:45

Try changing the 'ignition Coil', otherwise U need to check the ECM unit.

Amit.

Average review marks: 4.2 / 10, based on 1 review