2001 Daewoo Nubira SE from North America - Comments

29th Mar 2004, 19:02

I agree with the last review. My 2001 Nubira is a wonderful car. I have not had any problems with it at all. It is very good on gas and has a smooth ride. I recently drove my mother's VW Passat and the ride was very rough. Maybe these other owners did not take good care of their Daewoo's as they should have. Also, there are three auto dealerships that service Daewoos in my area and all are fast, have good service, and all honor my original Daewoo warranty. My point is, take care of your things and they will last a long time!

5th Jun 2004, 11:18

I have a 2001 Daewoo Nubira and it's been holding up pretty well. I haven't had the problems that you all have had until now. My car currently has just over 38,000mi on it and was leaking coolant in the past week. I have been told by the numerous mechanics at my house that it's the water pump. So other than that, it's an OK car. The interior is a drag with my "chrome" door handles cracking and my passenger side visor is peeling. The car does dent quite easily as stated earlier. My tires wore around 33/35k. Otherwise, regularly cleaning the exterior and interior and maintaining my own engine by constant cleaning and tuning, it's been a real sweetheart. I change my own oil every 3k or so, clean my own rotors, changed my own brake pads, etc. Basic maintenance by the owner helps this car go a long way---and I'm a 21 year old girl.

6th Dec 2004, 20:20

I owned a 2001 Daewoo Nubira, and lets just say I have never in my life had such a crappy car. I had trouble with the brakes, and the car kept shutting off. I tried to trade the car, but no dealership would even look at it. I was so depress, because auto repair shops would tell me that they were not able to find parts for the car. So I finally gave up, and turn the car in. If anyone is thinking about purchasing a Daewoo, I will advise you not to do so, or you will regret it.

14th Jan 2005, 00:29

I own a 2001 Daewoo Nubira and with out at doubt everything that you have listed that has gone wrong on your daewoo has or is going wrong with mine as well. This is the most poorly made car I've ever had.

5th Oct 2005, 00:20

I have a 2001 Nubira, bought it with 12,000 miles on it. Now has 42,000 and I have had no problems with it. My only disappointment has been I can't get more than 22 miles to the gallon on the highway.

22nd Feb 2006, 14:04

I have owned a 2000 Daewoo Nubira for 14 months and overall I am happy with it. It has done 41000 miles and has just had to have four new tyres and new brake pads all round. The body work is in very good condition without a scratch. It is a bit thirsty on the fuel if you thrash it. Somebody decided to dance on my bonnet at new year which dented too easily I will agree with that, but then again bonnets are not designed to be danced on. I think for the money you pay, you get a reasonable car, that if you look after and service regular, will last a long time.

8th Sep 2006, 23:21

I presently own ("am paying for") a 2001 Daewoo Nubira. I have had nothing but problems with this car. The car is made extremely cheap. My husband and I bought it off of the lot in 2002 under warranty. The dealer made it sound like a steal at $9,000.00 with only 500 miles on it. At first I loved the car - it handled nicely and had great highway gas mileage.

After about one month the mirror in the drivers side visor spontaneously combusted (I'm not THAT ugly). Soon after that the car began to wobble so we had the tires checked. Apparently the lug nuts were not on tight enough.

We have had to replace the A/C temp control switches TWICE now because the buttons and knobs quit working.

The power windows (the 3 that actually work) make a horrible noise when going down, so we avoid it because we are afraid they won't go back up. The other window was somehow not covered under the warranty, hmmm.

The car has dented in several places, we barely leaned on it. The wheel covers on the front 2 tires popped off and will not go back on because the plastic tabs that held them on broke off. In fact, just about everything in and on, this car is made of thin cheap plastic. I will never own another Daewoo...EVER!!!

By the way - anyone who says it is my fault for buying it after the company went bankrupt or because I don't take care of the car is completely wrong. I was convinced (suckered) by the dealership (of liars) who said it was a good reliable car, and if it had problems they would be able to take care of it. I have done my part trying to keep that car in the best condition as humanly possible. I can't help the fact that it is a piece of crap. I will, however, take full responsibility for believing the flipping dealership (who just wanted to get the car off the lot before it fell apart...literally).

15th Nov 2007, 12:14

Nubira Daewoo 2001..This is the best car I have ever owned. Purrs like a kitten with 47,000 miles on it. I would like to buy yours if you are interested. talleynet@yahoo.com.

27th Nov 2007, 17:18

Purchaased 2001 Daewoo Nubira with 90 miles on it from dealership. At 6,000 +- miles, the brakes went metal to metal, (two pads fell off). At 15,000 the car began shaking and I was told the front CV axles were bad. Paid to have them rebuilt. The car still shook. The tires that came with it were bad. I bought new ones. At 32,000 miles I had to have new discs and pads put on. The discs warped causing the brake pads to go bad. Now, at 55,000 miles, I had the fore and aft oxygen sensors and the cam sensor changed. And, the engine light is back on. Sigh! I really like this car. I have written off the repairs as an addition to the $7,500 I paid for it with 90 miles on it. I knew repairs were coming, but this last engine light going on is going to bring the price of the car up into the 10 or 11 thousand dollar range... Was it worth it? I'd have to say yes. I bought into it knowing problems were coming. If it wasn't built so cheaply, it would be a great car. Unfortunately it is just a good car, worth what I paid. Hey, I could have bought BMW, but like others, the price attracted me and I took the gamble.

11th Jan 2008, 20:19

I have a 2001 Nubira that has just under 75000 miles on it. I have had it for many years and have never had any major problems with it. I have only had to replace the passenger window regulators on the front and back! I change my oil regularly and have no problems. I honestly don't see where the others are having such problems, other than they either have someone out to get them, they don't take care of their cars, or they bought theirs used and the person before them dogged it out. Great car!! I'm not a little old lady - I am 30 years old and drive an average of 80mph on highway and frequently speed on other roads! Let's just say I have lead in my foot! ;)