2002 Daewoo Nubira CDX from Australia and New Zealand - Comments

11th May 2005, 09:44

I am an owner of a 1999 Daewoo Nubira and I am EXTREMELY pleased with my purchase. I haven't had any problems with the car and all I really do is have regular oil changes/tune ups. Maybe I have just been really fortunate, but I do enjoy my vehicle and I don't regret buying it one bit.

13th Jul 2005, 16:46

Have 2000 Nubira Wagon. Has about 30,000 miles. Only real problem was electric window needed to be replaced. However, it now seems to be stuck in "park." Somehow we are going to have to get it out of the garage. Can't seem to find anyone that knows why this occurred. Will divest myself of what can only be described as..., as soon as I can get it repaired.

25th Nov 2005, 16:24

I have owned a 2000 Nubira for 6 months. It's worked great, the only problem is the handling (it doesn't go straight), and there are some noises from the front and back. But overall, this is a good car for public road, it is not a sport car. Also, it's good only when its owner knows how to drive. Today, good news is that you will able to purchase Daewoo parts online.

25th Dec 2005, 16:53

I have read the comments on the nubira and are pleased to say that I have had no problems.

27th Dec 2005, 05:36

It is a nasty horrible tank of a car that refuses to drive in a straight line.

13th May 2006, 17:18

I purchased a 1999 Nubria. It worked for about 15,000 miles then died. It spent 12 months at the dealership and went through numerous parts. I was told it was the gas tank causing the fuel pump to clog. Then when it was fixed (for the momment) the battery was dead. Now with only 27,000 miles it has died again. Seems to be the same problem. Also backup lights will not work the driver window does not work, ABS light stays on and check engine light. This is not only a lemon car, but company. PS when I found out the roadside assistance did not cover any more was when I needed it the most. Daewoo should buy back all these lemons and never come back!!!

14th May 2006, 10:31

Well, Daewoo is now Chevy so you can complain to GM.

Daewoo is a very very strange company in that they obviously turned out some lemons yet my Aveo has had very minor problems since I bought it over a year ago.

15th Jun 2006, 22:22

I am the owner of a 2001 Daewoo Nubira. I hate it. On appearance I fell in love with the car. Pretty color. I'm a woman, can't you tell? First and biggest gripe is that Daewoo went bankrupt a few months after I purchased the car brand new. Needless to say it was worth nothing and is worth even less now. Can't trade it in until its almost paid off. Not happy at all about that. Now to the rest of the problems. Shortly after buying, needed the battery replaced, needed a new fuel line replaced. Like another gentleman said, had to replace the tires, worn to the threads. Veers to the left, creaks in the front and back. Power windows no longer work. Theres been so much I can't really think of it all. I'll tell you this much. People PLEASE BEWARE...don't EVER buy a Daewoo. They totally suck.

15th Mar 2007, 15:48

I'm another lucky (yeah right) owner of a 2000 cdx Daewoo Nubira. Althought I've had to perform many different repairs (timing belt snapped. replaced head gasket, engine mounts replaced at least 3 times in 5 yrs. Lower control arms 3 times already and the list goes on) to my car I'm lucky to say it's still running and haven't had any other problems with it so far. (Can't expect anything else considering that my car currently has 158k miles!). Now, i'd like to ask about one certain problem that's bothering right now. My windows seems to get locked all the time. It happened once and someone fix it. I bought an used main window switch and it just broke 3 months ago. Today I received a new main window switch from the dealer, but my windows still don't work. Also, when you try to roll (down or up) the windows, the central locking system will go crazy locking and unlocking my doors. Does anybody knows what can I do to fix this window problem? If you do please email me at death_angel15@hotmail.com

Thanks.

29th Mar 2007, 23:28

My 2002 Nubira is stuck in park!! Air conditioner had to be replaced once. Both electric window cams had to be replaced-- not too bad. Interior is tearing. Engine light comes on and off at random, not sure why. The car stalls here and there. I could live with most of those things, but not sure what to do about it being stuck in Park???

9th May 2007, 02:30

Our Daewoo 2000 model was bought just before the Daewoo dealership went under. She went 6 years without a problem and then a few 'minor' hiccups have happened recently.

At 85.000km she started with coolant in one of the plugs. The head gasket was to blame, then of course the cam shaft snapped. (no reason, just got tired I supose) During the course of being fixed our mechanic found the petrol tank was being 'sucked inwards'. New tank and a blow out of the pipes was in order.

No matter what, I wouldn't part with the old girl. She starts first time every time and always gets me home. You can park her on a sixpence and travel good mileage on a tank of petrol. Every car has it's faults, but our Daewoo has earned herself a permanent park in our garage.

29th Feb 2008, 19:28

OK, where do I start?

I got this car off my girfriends dad to tide me over till I could afford my own car.

It's a Daewoo Nubria 2.0l CDS R reg, so I'm very thankful or am I?

I drove it for 2 weeks, and I was doing 5 miles to the gallon; same as a BMW X5 4.5 Liter sport. The problem was every single air pipe was blocked including the one next to the dipstick. I sorted that out myself with a few wire coat hangers and a couple of bottles of engine flush.

A full service was done after I couldn't get in the car; a rusty spring snapped in the central locking mechanism, a usual problem apparently, so after 4 months searching for 1 on the scrapper I found one and replaced it.

Then it was MOT time. I thought no problems and it went through first time, but 1 day later, and I mean a day after the MOT, car wouldn't start at all. I put it down to fuel filter being blocked; changed that to find out you can't bend the fuel pipe of a Daewoo. They put plastic tubed inside the rubber; out of all the cars, models and specs, this is a first, plastic tubing inside a fuel line. So after changing the fuel filter, the fuel line now spurts pretty smelly lines of petrol all over the engine, THANKS DAEWOO. Problem yet to be solved

25th Feb 2009, 08:21

Came across this website when I searched Never buy a Daewoo. We bought our Daewoo Nubira 2001 model a year ago, and have spent hundreds of pounds fixing all sorts of endless problems.

Just spent 500 pounds fixing rod arms and suspension, only to have the car drop on the other side two months later. Have decided not to waste any more money on the car and will have to scrap it because I would have to pay somebody to want to own it.

Rubbish brakes, weak exhaust and underside of the car is rotten; it probably wouldn't get through another MOT. Not to mention problems with electrics, door handles, list is endless.

Never buy one ever!