Aslam o alikum to all .hope your fine. Me and my friends had trio of racers and da pair of cieloz few years back so i would like to share how was my experince having this car.
we sold all of them just one friend stil got one and he had few years earlier then us and he had travled from wah cantt to karachi on this car twice with his family and he told that his carz timming belt got broken somwhere on the way and he replaced it himself as he had toolz for it in his car and a spare timming belt as he knew that it can break anytime.
We had very bad expeirience with this car intialy when we bought except that guy.
but later we found daewoo mechenics in islamabad and rwp then got peice of mind but stil finnaly and fully we got piece of mind after selling these cars.
i would like to share with you folks honestly without any fanboyism why we fency this car and why dislike
first of all we liked this car because of its powerfull engine even on ac it climbs the hills like tiger
secondly we got to know that it was really cheap price car.obviously you wont get this much powerfull and comfortable car in price tag of 200k to 300 k.
3. its low cost maintence ( keeping in mind that parts life is longer and proven stronger as compare to similar valued available carz for example mehran khyber and charade ( We used to drive this car very aggresively ,braking hard shifting gears too late and loading whatever we could load on it) However that would be obvious because of its class is higher then that cars but i am taking into account only cars value.
now i am comming why we disliked this car and sold all of them 3 racers and couple of cieloz
1 because of mechnics and parts availability only in rwp and isb or taxila and rest of pakistan you wont find anything or somwhere in lahore and peshawar as mentioned by @ testdriver bro.
we had problems with its starter motor and that took so long to fix.Later we faced horrible trouble on starting on petrol for first time. It gave black smoke clouds on back but we found that it was like uncontrolable roaring lion ( It was good luck for us that engine transmission clutch and pressure plate shocks cv joints etc was in imaculate condition when we got that one car) And drunk petrol like thirsty camel in desert. We had to keep a cane full of petrol with us just we were goin to pindi and comming back and from wah cantt to rwp kachehri chowk and than back to motorway chowk and car went off suddenly ,after checking evrything wires and fuse whetevr we knew about it and then we had to toe the car with a taxi and thanks to that taxi saved us some money took 500 from us for towing the car as he thought we are in trouble and he can charge as much he wants but he didnt know that we spent almost 3500rs on fuel just goin to pindi and then back . But now we are more then half mechencic
Well now comming back to the point
2 nd reason was its cheap material made interior and its design.specialy look at its dashboard. Its fine for smooth roads like motorway but it makes such bad sound on bumby roads and on top of that once it need to detache it parts for some kind of reparing like some ac heater speedo meter work and it wont sit back properly and high chances of breaking its hooks and screw places. Only cielo door panels looks good but stil you have to stick with same dash or some litlle changing in other dashboard but no changes in its material. Its interior proven very sensitive.
so its interior is bad not in just looks but bad as well in terms of recycling or repairing.it could have been alike 88 corrolas or 92 sunny ,lancer .
3. exterior design is outdated and from first look anybody ( who even dont know about cars) can tell the car isdecades old. But cars body is robust. Anyways if car converted into cielo or lemans shape then Scenerio is diffrent and shape looks great and up to date.
I had to look for daewoo again just because one of my known person bought this and needed my help so i was googling to look once again somthing about this car and found this forum. I would like your opinion and if agree or disagree with my point of view. Specialy from thread starter @ testdriver bro.
I would sumup and giving my virdict about car that its very good luxury and economical Low price car for one who need to go on long routes and lives in or sorroundings of islamabad and dont care about resale value then daewoo is best option.
But i would strictly recommend you take your car to only daewoo mechenic for maintenance although you can go to ordinary mechenic for doin hissa work like cv joints, brakes , bearings .