Daewoo Nubira Research & Reviews

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  • Auto Nubira 2001 - Value! - 2001 Daewoo Nubira
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    I bought the car second hand after it had been driven almost 100,000 KM (in 2013), the car's fun to drive, has all the power you need and doesn't eat much fuel at all. I havn't had any problems at all except that the rear right window won't open from the driver's door controls (but it still opens if you open it from the rear button itself). Also you tend to hear a buzzing sound sometimes coming from the plastic around the door handle due to vibrations sometimes, but I guess that comes with the territory. Also the engine's a bit louder than average (no problems). Mechanically the car is still going healthy, gearbox still in great condition, and an all around good car - value for money.

  • A disgrace to the word "Automobile". - 2000 Daewoo Nubira
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    Stay far, far away from this vehicle. My Daewoo was dirt cheap ($2000 with decent mileage) and now I know why. In 2 years, I've had to replace the starter, the alternator, front & rear brake pads, the timing belt, mechanisms for the tires, 2 batteries/loads of bulbs due to the faulty wiring, various hoses, bearings and fuses, oil leaks patched every year, the sunroof broke, the CD player shorted out, all 4 door handles popped off, buttons stopped working on the dash, and more. As we speak, the high beams are stuck "on" because of the bad wiring, so I have to disconnect the battery or pull the fuse when I stop. Good luck getting replacement parts, which are expensive and hard to find.

  • DON'T GET IN AN ACCIDENT - 2002 Daewoo Nubira
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    ok i had my deawoo for about a year and i got in an accident i was going 5 mph and it totaled it. that was me hitting a reese hitch. the front bumper is of styli-foam. Dont get me wrong i loved that car it got me where i needed to go. if i was going 5 mph and it did that i would hate to see it at 40 mph. Would could have fixed it but it would have cost us more then what the car is worth. The air bags are 3000 a piece. And we could not find a radiator any where this car is alot of work if u have the money to but in it then go for it. This car is very expense to fix..

  • Decent car, several significant flaws - 2001 Daewoo Nubira
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    I bought the 2001 Daewoo Nubira CDX, auto, as a retired rental in 2003 with about 18,000 miles. It now has 97,000. In general I like it. The design was sleak at the time and remains modern. Sunroof was great on summer days. Interior leather and design was nice and in general it's been a good drive. But beware. It has a few very significant flaws. Many owners have reported problems with control arms and ball joints due to a poor design. I've had to replace the control arms 3 times now. The emergency brake wears quickly. Right rear power window doesn't work, right front very slow. Paint chipping on door handles. Good car to look at, and fun to drive, but has some serious issues.

  • 165,650 and still going strong - 2000 Daewoo Nubira
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    11 years and 165,650 miles later, and I still love my Daewoo Nubira SE. It has not left me stranded, and has only overheated twice, once when my water pump died at 152,500, and then when the original radiator cracked at 162,350. Other than that just your basic repairs, if you take care of it it will return the favor. I really wish GM, Suzuki and the unknown third partner had bought the US division and kept it in business because it would have been nice to see where Daewoo could have gone in today’s market. Especially with the fuel prices of today. The best investment was swapping the bad Hancook tires for BF Goodrich Traction T/A tires it has improved the ride, performance and MPG of the Nubira. This car is definitely a keeper, if not for a daily driver then for a perfect backup vehicle and will be used to the very end which according to my mechanic could quite possible be another 50,000+ miles.

  • Nightmare - 2001 Daewoo Nubira
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    This car, I've made the mistake to buy it used, from a friend, with a 106,000 miles. After 6 months of use, it had become a nightmare, soon after the timing belt broke on it, no matter how good I've tried to maintain it. Worse, the whole car got the lower control replaced, but problem still not solved. I hated the car and heaven only blesses those who still own one in their garage. I'm also happy they don't make them anymore, and would not recommend anyone. I should have given it for charity, but preferred to scrap it instead. Don't buy this car please .

  • Love the Daewoo - 2000 Daewoo Nubira
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    In the 10 years I've owned my Nubira I've had only a handful of repairs that were needed, until this year. In Feb of this year a piece of the stainless steal exhaust system rusted out, and then 2 weeks ago the water pump dies, spraying Antifreeze on the timing belt, and then last Friday the Oil pump died. With the exception of those 2 things, and my A/C condenser rusting out, I would highly recommend this car to anyone. It now has 152,500 miles on it, and was bought brand new in 2000 with only 30 miles on it. It is still very comfortable on long trips both freeway and city, and has always started right up, no matter how cold the WI winters are. I wish GM kept this brand in business here.

  • Stopping without reason - 2001 Daewoo Nubira
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    The car stops for no reason at unexpected times, even on the freeway. Why? Does anyone have a clue? I like the car, looks good, nice to drive, nice features. I bought it for a great price but it's not dependable.

  • Love it - 2001 Daewoo Nubira
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    Had car for 5 years. Engine and tranny have never given any problems 100,000 miles still going strong. Only complaints are the ac goes in and out (Just a short i am sure) and the control arm bushings need replaced anywhere from 30k-80k. Payed $350 for driver side bushing and alignment. Replaced the passenger bushing myself in a weekend for $35. Part shipped fast from Daewoo. Easy fix for the do it yourselfer. The way the suspension is designed there is great stress on the bushings. They need replaced just like tires. But because of that design this car handles and rides very very nice. I am still amazed how nice it is when i drive it. Love the Daewoo!

  • the woowoo - 2000 Daewoo Nubira
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    I got this used as a graduation car after driving it while in school. I've had very few problems with it beyond normal wear and tear. I consistently get outstanding mileage with it: I got over 40mpg coming back from TX to KS last winter. The "power" feature is nice for when you want a sportier feel/acceleration and for driving long, climbing stretches (lots of hills). Very comfortable to drive and handles great. The speaker system puts out impressive quality for being a smaller car. My only issue is an oil leak that is hard to fix because there are no dealers anymore.

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