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Used car review Daewoo 1997-2003

Graham ‘Smithy’ reviews the used Daewoo 1997-2003, its fine points, its and what to watch for when you are it.

Daewoo is a dirty name in the car business, unfairly perhaps. The came in the wake of Hyundai, Korean cars were and cheerful, little more disposable white goods, and it just as quickly amid the of the Korean economy.

The brand no exists here in its own right, but it on our roads in the form of the Holden Viva, Epica and Captiva. makes them all in Korea.

Ask their opinion of Daewoo and probably laugh, but many of same people are likely to be Holden-badged Daewoos without it.

Daewoo began making already superseded by Opel. license from the European they made versions of the but it was Daewoo’s version of the Opel that first brought it to the of local car buyers.

Although it was designed by Opel and like an Opel, the Korea-built 1.5i wasn’t much an Opel. It was plain and simple, and much of the refinement of its European

Here, it hit the market with a driveaway price that was attractive to buyers who would have bought a used It wasn’t a bad deal if all you could was a rusty old clunker that was past its prime.

But like Korean brands Daewoo prepared to be cheap-and-cheerful forever, it had beyond the bottom end of the market, and models, like the Nubira, these ambitions.

The Nubira in 1997 and was a huge improvement the cars that went it.

It was a small car similar in size to a Laser, 323 or Civic, and there sedan, wagon and hatchback

It was pleasantly plump with curves and full proportions. Its were nothing to write about, but equally there was about it that offended the

Inside, it had room for four in but five could be squeezed in at a

There was adequate head and leg front and rear, the driver find a comfortable driving and had controls that were logically laid out and fell reach, while the instruments clear and easily read.

for an Asian car the turn signals mounted on the left of the column in the style, a sign of the company’s connections.

The Nubira was a conventional drive car. Initially it had a double overhead camshaft engine that gave 78 kW and 145 Nm, but was joined by a Holden-made 2.0-litre in 1998 and that delivered 98 kW and 185 Nm.

Its performance with either was nothing startling, although the torque of the larger engine it a more pleasant drive.

could choose from a manual and a four-speed auto. they were adequate, the manual gearshift was vague and

At the launch the range was limited to the SX and wagon, but this expanded in when the SE and CDX joined in.

The SX was quite equipped for its class with cloth trim, CD player, locking, power mirrors and fog lamps.


Air was added to the list in the same year the SE and CDX arrived.

The SE boasted air, power windows, CD player, cloth and central locking, while the CDX also featured alloy power windows front and power mirrors and a rear

An update in 1999 brought the II, which included a driver’s and an adjustable steering wheel.

a chequered reputation Daewoo-badged can be a risky purchase, but at the same they can be a bargain buy if approached and with caution.

For the same you’ll pay for a Nubira you’ll be at other, more respected that are older and will many more kays their tyres.

For an SX sedan pay add $200 for a wagon.

For the later SE pay but for the better-equipped CDX pay $5500-$12,000.

The Nubira is robust and reliable, although not up to the class leaders like the Mazda 323 and other Japanese

Body squeaks and rattles are common, and the plastic interior are prone to cracking and breaking.

important to ask for a service record as owners of these cars to ignore the need for servicing. could be completely ignored, or could have been on the cheap by backyarders to save a few

Missing oil changes can lead to a of sludge in the engine, which can in premature wear in areas the camshaft.

It’s also to change the cam-timing belt as as they are known to break, before the 90,000 km change If you can’t find evidence it has changed, consider doing it as a

Even though they’ve from the market parts are available for Daewoo models. original Daewoo dealers are taking care of them, and was keen to make sure weren’t let down when absorbed the brand into portfolio.

Airbags are the number one safety to look for in a car, and the Nubira get one until 1999 when were fitted with a airbag. This makes the models the ones to choose, if it’s going to be driven by a driver.

Expect to get 8-9 L/100 km, is around the average for a car of this

• modest performance

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