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.

General Comments:

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.

2000 Daewoo Nubira CDX 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand


Not a bad car for the price


Valve gasket has been replaced, and needs to be replaced again.

AC condenser had to be replaced.

Radio/CD player didn't work for a period after the battery went flat, then started working again.

About half the time, it takes a few tries to start, but for the other half of the time, it starts first try.

General Comments:

For a 4-cylinder, the car has enough power to get out into traffic and to maintain highway speeds.

It has been reliable so far. Haven't needed any major work done.

Seats are comfortable.

Mileage is not as good as expected for a 4-cylinder car.

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

Review Date: 16th July, 2010

2000 Daewoo Nubira CDX Wagon 2L from Australia and New Zealand




Fuel pump finally gave up after 8.5 years...

Fried bearing in gearbox.

General Comments:

Nicest cheapest car I have ever had to drive... so many people have had problems, but mine has just kept going, and I see a lot on the road still going hard, so I'm thinking the many people aren't such a large number...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 2009

23rd Nov 2009, 12:08

Gosh, 190000, wow that's amazing. First I thought the fuel pump going within 9 years was something not acceptable, but since your car has run almost 200,000 then I must say what a machine. Simply awesome.

Well of course my Daewoo Matiz is ten years old & still each & every part is original except the tensioner & water pump. Daewoo was the best used to give features of costlier cars at less price. I truly wish they would strike back again with their products at with Daewoo only, no GM.

Keep commenting about your car's experience till now.

2000 Daewoo Nubira CDX from North America


I like this car!


The worst thing that happened to this car was the motorcycle that hit it.

Uphill makes you want to put your feet out and peddle like Fred Flintstone!

A tumbleweed dented the hood in Oklahoma.

Power to rear passenger window quit working, but I don't carry passengers.

Two tires had to be replaced at about 35,000 miles.

Not the best mileage, but still got almost 300 miles per tank.

General Comments:

My Daewoo has been totalled and I'm looking for a replacement. I've looked at everything and find the best "bang for the buck" is a replacement Nubira.

Yes, it's had it's problems... Enjoyed the CD/cassette combo, great for books on tape. All in all, it's been a good car. Best part was it was paid for and had five wheels, four on the ground and one for me to hang on to.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2007