2000 Daewoo Nubira 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
Cheap to buy, but expensive to keep
Head gasket blew at 58,000 miles, and head bolts had to be replaced as well due to rust. Total cost, over £800.00.
Heater matrix stopped working at 60,000 miles.
Front shockers had to be replaced about the same time.
The general build quality is quite good, although things like internal fittings leave a lot to be desired. The seats are rather thin and not very comfortable.
Fuel consumption is not very good at all, which was one of the reasons I decided not to keep it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th April, 2013
9th Dec 2022, 17:22
£800 for a head gasket is insanity considering the time this happened and the car in question. Should have been £500 tops, you got ripped off.
13th Dec 2022, 22:57
Not true. Parts for this car were pretty hard to come by at the time.
14th Dec 2022, 17:53
Obviously you have never had to get a head gasket replaced. The labor costs dwarf the cost of the parts on this type of repair.
14th Dec 2022, 22:37
Dunno mate, I had the same car with the same problem about 10 years ago, and a local garage where I live just outside Manchester done the job for £350 all in all (parts and labor). So over £800 sounds a bit excessive to me.
Daewoo were as common as any car at the time here in the UK and parts were certainly not rare or expensive.
15th Dec 2022, 10:22
£800 for a headgasket is insane, especially for a Daewoo!
16th Dec 2022, 20:16
There may have been other engine damage if the driver was operating it with a faulty head gasket.
17th Dec 2022, 23:48
You're right, there's those head bolts, and you know how dear those are.