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Daewoo Nubira Estate 1997‑1999(4 reviews)
Nubira - No bother
Stumpy0211 | 29th December '12
I bought My Daewoo Nubira secondhand about three years ago. It's beginning to show it's age now. My friend drives a Porsche and when I picked him up from the station recently he said he has never heard a car make so many noises. Since then I've been noticing them more and more. Mostly suspension but I can also hear my water pump making a noise. This is despite (supposedly) having had it changed when the belt was changed less than 6 months ago.
It still runs well. It cost me £600 when I bought it and since then it has cost about £300 a year to keep it on the road. Economically it's not great - but I do have a heavy right foot. Replacement parts are not too difficult to come by - I'm willing to go to scrapyards to pick up parts if needed e.g. front fog lamp was £23 from scrapyard and £85 from dealer. It has a dreadful fob. It only works in my right hand. This is because it has to be held in front of the windscreen at 'the perfect angle' with a little arc shaped swish to make it operate. I get plenty of exercise opening the car from the drivers side and then running to the passenger side to open the door for my wife. (Yes - I still do it). Recently, steamy windows are a problem, the rubbers on the windows have hardened and winding them down and up again doesn't clear them.
Would I buy one again? At the right price yes but I wouldn't go out of my way to look for one.
My good buddy
Stumpy0211 | 19th January '12
I bought My Daewoo Nubira secondhand a couple of years ago. Mechanically it's sound, starts first time everyday, has a few rattles but gets me wherever I need to go. My biggest gripe is with the central locking. The fob has to be held at just the right angle, just the correct distance and waved like a magic wand in front of the windscreen. (Not the battery - I've changed it). If I tire of this game then I can just turn the key in the lock. I have driven estates for the last 20 years. The Nubira is spacious and holds all the tools needed for an electrician. The ride is a little soft now and probably needs attention. Fuel consumption is quite high, I travel 240 miles on a full tank (£57). Rubbers have deteriorated and makes cleaning side windows difficult as well as allowing whistling noises as I drive. This car cost me £600 two years ago and I've spent £300 per year on repairs / MOT costs. Stilll represrents good value but I'm looking forward to a change.
I like it!
traceyG | 23rd March '11
Practical, reliable, spacious, comfortable, runs well, gets me from A to B... does exactly as it says on the tin!
Daewoo Nubira Estate
raymondR | 23rd February '11
Had this car for last three years and it has been great for family use; taken grandchildren and dogs on many trips to countryside for picnics etc. Previously used by my son-in-law for his work, welding equipment etc. So has many uses including rubbish to the tip. Has never let me down; no breakdown callouts etc. Other than servicing, tyres, brake pads, exhaust parts etc has never needed any major repairs except new brake pipes if you can call that major. Not the best car for short trips around town but good on longer distances eg motorway. Low insurance group 7, reasonable tax cost. Drives very well, very comfortable smooth ride, excellent light power steering, very good acceleration and can easily break speed limit on motorways so be warned.
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