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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 fresh rear taillamp design.

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Customer Reviews

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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.




Hate it!

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

I bought this about 2 years ago as my first car. At first I was in love, but now I have to resist the urge to take a bat to it! I had to change the front tires twice and replace the control arms in the first year (which ended up costing half of what I paid for the darn thing). Now I need to replace belts and tie rods, and my windows and rear defrost only work when I have the driver's side door wide open. Oh, and the air conditioning went out a couple months after I bought it. I'm crossing my fingers that someone will rear end me and total this piece of junk!




Pretty great for the money

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

I had purchased the car back in feb '02 from a chevy dealership when GM was looking to purchase DaewooUSA. I got the car for pretty cheap and it put a couple thousand down on it. I didn't really start to have any problems until 70,000 miles. The A/C did go out on me around 50k, but that was because I had broken the coolant tubes after running over something. I drove the car around for 2 more years in FL w/o AC, but still a great car. I have moved to California and don't need A/C! I did break a pressure-plate for my clutch back at 80k mi and only spend like $1200 to fix the throwrod and plate (including labor). 100k miles now!



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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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 29
  • highway
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