Car Reviews Daewoo Lacetti 1 6 SX The AA

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Looks — from the back, at Plenty of kit included as standard No driving style and light Cheap to run and buy


Some plastics and trim a little Boot lip fairly high up makes loading heavy tricky Depreciation likely to be and immediate 1.4-litre engine with more than one

After a well-publicised rough Daewoo is once again to doing what it does — selling cars provide excellent value for The Lacetti five-door hatchback is such a vehicle and if it isn’t as impressive as the firm’s brilliant supermini, it is still a car that many of the right buttons for motorists

Stylistically, the Lacetti is a tale of two halves. The front is but rather bland. Walk to the back and the car is much more with high-positioned rear muscular shoulders and a strong line to the tailgate.

It is not a car owners feel remotely embarrassed being seen in and proves five-door cars needn’t look less interesting three-door models.

The interior is striking but its conventionality lends it an familiarity so that sitting and driving off can be done with fuss. In a car that most simply want to get them A to B with no hassle, that has got to be a thing.

In the best possible way, the is a jack of all trades. It has reasonable levels, it drives pretty it seems fairly well and the boot is a decent size. It may not itself to the most emotive but to expect superlatives is to miss the The Lacetti is not about claiming leading’ this or that, about being better average and more than you expect for the money.

It delivers on counts.

The lack of a diesel will place a brake on potential buyers’ enthusiasm. the Lacetti is still a cheap car to own and particularly given the reassurance of excellent warranty package, should be factored into any

Our verdict on the Daewoo Lacetti 1.6 SX

Lacetti is a no-nonsense five-door that should be considered by looking to get maximum value for And should owners encounter the of badge snobs, they can respond that in fact it is a — that’s how it will be in some European markets.


Low list prices, a comprehensive warranty and high levels make the Lacetti one of the value for money propositions on the Insurance costs are competitive if you upgrade to a category 1 alarm), and the lack of diesels, fuel has to be rated as very good. Now of the GM group of companies along Saab and Vauxhall, Daewoo’s dealer network should reliable backup.

Space and

The Lacetti gets to claim credentials for its rear passenger While such terms are of little or no practical value, it be admitted that the rear are a non-claustrophobic place to be. The rear has a handy 60:40 split. A roofline means that the seats folded, the Lacetti van-like proportions, which certainly be a consideration for many The narrow rear aperture this practicality somewhat.

storage areas (25 in all) of degrees of usefulness are scattered the cabin.

It may lack the road of a European model, but the Lacetti on countless other levels

Controls and display

Thankfully, has not been tempted to try and ‘do on the cheap, a ploy that creates awful sins interior design in value-driven If a switch is made of plastic, the policy is to show that it is of plastic, not try to make it look chrome or brushed steel. has stuck with an unfussy set of that are no more complex they need to be. The air vents and CD are refreshingly normal.

The black of the speedo is marked in increments of so care must be taken to speed in 30mph zones. release handles could feel more solid, but criticisms are only minor.

Car security

Car safety

No manufacturer can to scrimp on safety these even when it comes to cars. High tensile creates a strong passenger (and partially explains the loss and improved handling). Two airbags come as standard in the 1.4 and are by side airbags in the 1.6 and above.

are five three-point safety belt force limiters for the pair. ISOFIX fittings are on the outer seats of the rear Daewoo claims front and bumpers will withstand collisions at up to 5mph without

Driver appeal

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Handling is thanks to a fairly sophisticated set-up with front and anti-roll bars. The Lacetti is lighter than previous and from behind the wheel is immediately apparent. If the engines more responsive and powerful, it be quite interesting to see just it could cope with.

powerplants feel a little particularly the 1.4, which breathless on steep hills and is suited to an urban environment. The 1.6 is but hardly a thrill a minute. At speeds it is up to the task. Wind is minimal; road noise is more noticeable.

The Lacetti get your heart pounding, but nor it send your blood off the scale. As an ‘A to B’ it’s fine.

Family car

First car appeal

Quality and

Though hardly up there the Audis and Jaguars of this in terms of image, the Daewoo is widely regarded as signifying for money. Cars such as the and Matiz have added a of style, a trend that the will also contribute to in a sort of way. It’s a the design isn’t a little adventurous around the nose.

The interior is largely bereft of and little details such as the gearstick gaiter are nasty but at it doesn’t feel as if it will apart too easily. Ultimately this is not a car to get noticed in — its a car passes quietly by.


five well-proportioned doors and a cabin, the Lacetti scores for accessibility. Boot space is despite a flimsy floor so that the Lacetti can swallow a load — provided you can get it in the rather too narrow and high aperture. It’s the price you pay for attractive rump.

Stereo and ICE (In car

An easy to use Blaupunkt CD player as standard, which can be upgraded to a 5 CD for a relatively small additional Daewoo is also the first in sector to offer a digital upgrade. The satellite navigation that is available may not be one of the most systems available but it is one of the cheapest and is considering.

While no MPV, the Lacetti’s can cope with almost a family would throw at it

and trim

The clearest indicators of the cost-cutting imperative are the interior and external colours. Inside, the seats are too soft for some and are upholstered in not particularly fetching fabric with a spongy and unattractive pattern. Door match, but whether that’s a good thing is open to

Outside, the only colour as standard is white (until red is with the 2005 year It’s not as bad as it sounds, but makes the car like a decommissioned police and is unlikely to appeal to many who will be forced to pay extra for a fetching metallic or mica

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