No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Daewoo reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Daewoo Kalos 2004: What type of code-reader do I need to find a fault code?
I have a 2004 Daewoo Kalos. What type of code-reader do I need to find a fault code? I purchased one online and it plugged into the port but it was not able to give me a reading and others that I ...Read more
Daewoo Kalos 2003: Burning oil smell from under the bonnet?
My 2003 Daewoo Kalos runs well, but I get a burning oil smell and smoke emanating from under the bonnet after it warms up. Read more
Daewoo Nubira idle stepper motor
My 2000 Daewoo Nubira has started to idle at around 2000 rpm. I purchased and fitted a new idle motor, but it still idles between 1500 and 2000 rpm ? I am getting conflicting advice as to whether to ...Read more
Daewoo oil and filter change
I regularly change the oil and filter in my 2000 Daewoo every 5000 km. Would this be considered over-servicing? Read more
Daewoo Lanos won't start
Our 2001 Daewoo Lanos has been sitting for a year or so without being started. After buying a new battery the dash lights come on, but it won't start. Would you know what the problem could be? Read more
Ask Smithy Xtra Starting trouble and egg smell
I own a 1997 Daewoo Leganza and have two problems. The first involves the car having problems turning over once I fill up with fuel (e10). The car is hesitant but fine once it goes. The second is a ...Read more
Ask Smithy Xtra Matiz stalls when it's hot
My 1999 Daewoo Matiz is stalling only in hotter weather, but is fine when weather is cool. It has had a diagnostic check by Daewoo, but nothing showed up. Any ideas? Read more
Used Daewoo Nubira review: 1997-2003
Daewoo is a dirty name in the local car business, unfairly perhaps. The company came in the wake of Hyundai, when Korean cars were cheap and cheerful, little more than disposable white goods, and it ...Read more
Used Daewoo Lanos review: 1997-2002
Daewoo is perhaps better known and respected for its ads featuring Kane the wonder dog than for the cars it has built. There were even some who suggest the use of a dog was appropriate given the ...Read more
Used Daewoo 1.5i review: 1994-1995
Daewoo 1.5i was already a dated design when it arrived on our shores in 1994. It was no wonder that it was the subject of some intense criticism from the motoring press who slammed its dodgy build ...Read more
Daewoo takes a belting
I BOUGHT a 1997 Daewoo Nubira in May 2007, and from day one UltraTune has serviced it. At the first or second service they advised me to replace all the belts and I authorised them to do so, but ...Read more
THE radio security code for my 2000 Daewoo Nubira has been lost. Neither the dealer or Holden can help. Can you suggest where I might be able to find the code? Read more
Quick cheap option
I NEED to buy a cheap, used car urgently. I've searched the net and narrowed my choices down to four: a 1995 Saab 900S 2.3-litre auto with 215,000 km for $4000, a 1995 Saab 900CD 2.3-litre auto with ...Read more
I BOUGHT a 2003 Daewoo Kalos auto hatch with 43,000km on the clock from a used-car dealer. In the few months of owning it I have experienced fuel use of 11.0 litres/100km in normal city driving. This ...Read more
Daewoo Tacuma 2001: What's a good replacement car?
I WOULD like to trade my 2001 Daewoo Tacuma in on a Honda Jazz or Mazda3. I've owned the car from new and it has done 23,000km. Can you advise me what the trade-in should be? Read more
Daewoo espero cutting out
ON DAYS above 34C my 1996 Daewoo Espero cuts out. I can restart it after about 10 minutes, so it's not much good calling out the motoring club. It feels as if it's lacking fuel and the serviceman who ...Read more
Can i gas up my daewoo?
I OWN a 2000 Daewoo Leganza. Its fuel consumption is very good on trips, but quite ordinary in normal day-to-day driving. As I intend to keep it for several years, I would consider installing LPG if ...Read more
Daewoos not so popular
I WOULD like to trade my Daewoo Tacuma in on a new Mazda3, but I have no idea what it might be worth. It's a 2001 model with 22,000km on the clock, it has been serviced by a Holden dealer, and has ...Read more
What to do with a daewoo
WHAT would be the most realistic decision regarding our 1996 Daewoo Cielo GL 3-door hatchback automatic? It has a little more than 76,000km on the clock and we don't know whether to trade it in now ...Read more
Noise in a daewoo
I'M WORRIED about a noise in the front end of our 2003 Daewoo Nubira CDX 2.0 litre which has done 8000km. I don't think it is the tyres, rather something in the drivetrain. It bothers me because it ...Read more