1996 Daewoo Racer Reviews

1996 Daewoo Racer 1.5 from Malta

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance88000 kilometres
Previous carMorris Mini

Summary:

An inexpensive car, reliable, and would buy another

Faults:

Absolutely no problems until January 2009, then:

Problem with the cylinder head, which had to be welded.

Other minor problems with oil and water leaks.

Interior roof material needs to be replaced.

It's working fine now.

General Comments:

This car has a powerful engine and is pleasant to drive.

It's been very reliable, always started except a couple of times when the battery went dead and needed to be replaced.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th October, 2009

1996 Daewoo Racer GTi 1.5 petrol from Uruguay

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance200000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Panda

Summary:

A sturdily built, reliable, no-nonsense vehicle, ideal for third world countries

Faults:

Rev counter failure at 5000 km, dealer refused to repair under warranty.

Boot light switch stuck, so battery ran down. 5000 km. Repaired free by dealer.

Head gasket blew at 150,000 km.

Driver's seat worn, metal frame broke and had to be welded. 150,000 km.

General Comments:

I live in a part of the country where roads are notoriously bad, with many pot-holes, ditches, etc. Very muddy in Winter, very dusty in Summer. The suspension of my Racer has stood up to everything - in fact still has original shock absorbers. Very reliable car, always starts first time, has been capable of getting through quite deeply flooded roads. Handling on the highway is good - suspension perhaps a little too soft for curves at speed, but have never felt car unstable. Car is quite nimble in traffic, but not heavy on petrol.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2003

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews