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2001 Daewoo Nubira

   
 
Daewoo Nubira Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 129 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/29 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2001 Daewoo Nubira

  • It's a cheap, good-looking car. But there are better choices in this price range -- our favorite is the Hyundai Elantra.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Spunky motor, low price, free scheduled maintenance.

  • Cons

    Noisy motor, crappy tires, cheap interior bits.

  • What's New for 2001

    You can pick up a Daewoo Nubira with Diamond Blue Metallic paint. The sedan gets a new 14-inch standard wheel cover and the wagon has a…

 
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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (33 total reviews)


Auto nubira 2001 - value!

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Vehicle: 2001 Daewoo Nubira CDX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

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.



15 of 15 people found this review helpful

Decent car, several significant flaws

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Vehicle: 2001 Daewoo Nubira CDX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

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.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Nightmare

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Vehicle: 2001 Daewoo Nubira SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

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 .




Stopping without reason

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Vehicle: 2001 Daewoo Nubira SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

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

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Vehicle: 2001 Daewoo Nubira SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

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!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Very few problems after 7

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Vehicle: 2001 Daewoo Nubira SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I bought my 2001 Daewoo brand new off the lot and I still have it. I bought it because of the low price. There were a few recalls I've had fixed and I've had a sensor fixed on my automatic transmission because it wouldn't come out of park. They do have a problem with a weak front end when hitting potholes (You know how U.S. Highways are) and the controller arms had to be replaced. The dealer has great mechanics and they tell me what to look for in certain parts that might go out like the timing chain after about 60,000 miles. Regular maintenance like the manual has in it has kept the engine running perfectly. It's been a real bargain for me.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 29
  • highway
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What's New for 2001

You can pick up a Daewoo Nubira with Diamond Blue Metallic paint. The sedan gets a new 14-inch standard wheel cover and the wagon has a fresh rear taillamp design.

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