1993 Daewoo Racer GTi 1.5 petrol from Philippines
It's not surprising why you don't see these cars anymore on Philippine roads
The latch to open the boot or trunk was probably broken or non-existent. Whenever you go to the mall or a 5 star hotel, you had to turn off the engine and hand over the key to the guard to open the trunk for inspection.
The car always encountered overheating problems, especially when there was too much traffic.
Air-con would always break down.
One time we borrowed this car and the brakes were acting up. My mom got scared, but we managed to get to our destination safe and sound.
One time, the window would not close, and worse, it rained hard that day (July 19, 2002).
This is not our car, but we borrowed it from time to time. It belonged to my auntie, but most of the time she was chauffeured.
This car was a very slow one. The engine was very unresponsive. Well it had a 3 speed automatic transmission, so pick up can be compared to a truck or the ubiquitous Isuzu Crosswind or Mitsubishi L300 here in this country.
Comfort is not so good. Legroom is not so ample. Air-con is cold when it works, but when it doesn't it's hell!
It had a Plain Jane design, but was desirable to look at. But when you experience driving and owning the Daewoo Racer, then you'll regret having it. You do not see these kind of cars in this country anymore. Many of them, including this one, are probably rotting in junkyards or have been chopped.
My auntie finally got rid of this in the later part of 2003, and replaced it with a Toyota Revo, and 3 years later a Toyota Innova; both of them a lot more reliable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th December, 2014