2000 Daewoo Nubira 2.0L from North America

Summary:

Easily could get one/ get ready for headache

Faults:

Make sure you replaced the timing belt on time cause you'll be in trouble.

Sensors go bad really fast on vehicle.

General Comments:

Almost nobody sell parts for vehicle.

Engine light goes on all the time due to parts go bad easily.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th June, 2005

3rd May 2006, 22:30

The engine light is a problem with the engine light system and a fairly comon issue (every car has one or 2 badpoints).

2000 Daewoo Nubira SX SW 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

Reliable and cheap alternative to the more expensive wagons

Faults:

Central Locking sometimes does not work.

General Comments:

I have found the car very reliable.

Economical to run.

Air conditioning works very well to clear windscreen and I have had no problems with it to date.

Looks great in dark metallic blue. Looks more expensive than it cost.

Seats are comfortable with reasonable support. Not the greatest in material or look though.

Not a fast car, a little under powered when you have more than two people or a load in the back.

Handles OK for the type of car that it is. You do need to have good tyre's on to get reasonable handeling.

Does not burn oil.

Drives well on a long trip, smooth on the open road, very little road noise, but again a little under powered for overtaking or hill climbing.

I think this car is a great cheaper alternative to more expensive wagons. I have found it very reliable and holds its own in some areas with some other more expensive wagons.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th April, 2005

2000 Daewoo Nubira CDX from North America

Summary:

Cute and fun to own, but comes with a big price tag

Faults:

AC Compressor went bad.

Engine Light Sensor went bad.

Quite a bit of things had gone wrong! I just can remember now.

General Comments:

This car was super comfortable and cute. I really enjoyed it while it lasted.

Unfortunately, a small accident took it away and insurance totaled it. I wouldn't buy another one, though, because it's too hard to fix and the value's so low.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th April, 2005

2000 Daewoo Nubira CDX from North America

Summary:

It's Korean crap!

Faults:

The rotors had to be replaced at 10,000 miles.

The rotors have been replaced altogether three times as well as brake pads.

All tires had to be replaced before it had 36000 miles on it.

The battery died after two years.

The seats creak and the doors have to be oiled on a regular basis because of the squeaking noise when you open them.

Now the worse nightmare the timing belt blew and the whole engine had to be replaced because the head gasket got messed up on it.

General Comments:

The only things good about this car are the radio and alarm. I kind of like the Cd player. The alarm system is pretty good too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th March, 2005

2000 Daewoo Nubira from North America

Summary:

I hope you have a deep pocketbook!

Faults:

When I first got the car I thought I had finally found a car that would suit me perfect and without anyones help. Not my parents or my boyfriend! I was so happy. I had a fully loaded car with leather interior, spoiler, sun roof, the whole nine yards! And the best thing was, it was paid for! I out right bought it, my first real car!

Two weeks later they announced on the nightly news, Daewoo withdrew from the USA!

Well, I bought the car in the summer and it never occurred to me to check the heater. Come winter, it would take 45 minutes drive time for you to feel any warmth and that was only off the motor. The repair shop could never find the problem.

Then, out of the blue, the car kept dying. So I had to replace the battery. No big deal.

Well, when we replaced the battery, obviously the car lost power and had to be reset. when we reset the car, it locked the radio due to some kind of anti theft safety crap and you have to get the code from the dealership and that cost 40 dollars. Ridiculous. So now I am without radio because I refuse to pay $40 for someone to give me a code that is right in thier computer.

I am driving to work one day and the car just stops. the motors still running, but the car fails to move. I switch gears, nothing. It cost me $45 to have it towed 1.2 miles back to my home. The mechanic came out and told me it was the CV joint. No one had this part for this car. And that was after I waited 2 weeks and kept re-ordering it with to luck. I took the peice to a shop that rebuilt them for 1/2 the cost and they told me there was nothing wrong with the piece. I then took the piece back to the shop and they put the peice back on and the car ran again. So myteriously the CV joint just popped out???

After that, I had a little streach that was OK. Then on a cold rainy February day I was taking my 18 month old to the hospital and I pulled away from the red light, going about 20 mph and the hood flew up and bent all the way back. It shattered the windshield, threw the rear-view mirror at me, dinted the whole top side for the roof and made my sunroof start leaking. I was told that the safety latch for the hood malfunctioned! It cost me $1000 to get the hood replaced!

Back on the road for a little while. Then the car decided to Jump Time! After having 8 places tell me that it couldn't be done. That the motor had oil in it and it would never be fixed. I found a place that would do it for $1500. I was getting my income tax back so that was the only way I could get it done. They fixed the car and I was back on the road 3 weeks later.

Nine days, yes 9 days later, I was driving to work and I came upon a red light and I had NO breaks! I was not speeding, infact, I was under the posted limit, but nonetheless, I slammed into a F250 4x4 in the rear tire. It knocked me unconscious on impact. I was off work for weeks and my only transportation was gone. A whole whopping 9 days! Great! So I had to take what was left of my income tax check and get another vehicle, with a payment.

That was last April, and about a few months ago, in October, I received an "Important Safety Recall Notice" from Daewoo. The recall stated as I quote, "A crack may potentially develop in the outer rubber layer of the front brake hose (s) which, in most severe circumstances, can result in brake hose rupture, brake fluid leakage and loss of vehicle braking. This condition could result in a vehicle crash without prior warning." Well, they're willing to replace the problem, but I guess it's a little late for me.

General Comments:

I hope you have have a deep pocketbook! This car was nothing, but issues and money for me and the only good thing is that the air bags managed to work properly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th February, 2005

5th Jun 2005, 16:30

You have really bad luck. I have a 2000 nubira and no problems with it except at 50K miles had to have the timing belt replaced.

26th Apr 2006, 07:51

I have a 2000 Nubira SX since new, needed to replace crossmember rubber bushes and timing belt at 100000 service.

Very happy with this great value car. Getting excellent service from Chevrolet.