1999 Daewoo Nubira Review

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  • Maxima styling.
  • Escort size, Contour price.
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Vehicle overview

Nubira. Sounds like a cloud formation, but it's actually the name of one of the three cars from Daewoo (pronounced DAY-woo) to debut in America this year.

The Nubira is available in two levels of trim: SX and CDX. The SX comes with power windows, locks and mirrors, as well as a height adjustable seat, air conditioning, tinted windows, alloy wheels and four-wheel disc brakes. The sole engine choice for the Nubira is a 2.0-liter with 128 horsepower at 5,400 rpm and 135 foot-pounds of torque at 2,800 rpm. All that for a mere $13,000. Floor mats are a $90 option. CDX trim buys cruise control, alloy wheels and antilock brakes, while leather seats and a moonroof are optional.

The compact Nubira is available as a four-door sedan, five-door hatchback, or wagon, and prices top out at around $16,000 for a fully-loaded wagon. The Nubira's size is about the same as a Ford Escort, though power is up with the base Ford Contour. That's a recipe for fun, since the Nubira comes with a five-speed manual transmission on both the SX and CDX trim (a four-speed automatic is optional). Add in the practicality of a hatchback or wagon, and the Nubira may be Daewoo's best shot at finding a niche in the crowded sub-$20,000 economy car market.

Now, if only buyers could haggle on the price a little?

1999 Highlights

In an attempt to lure consumers away from the likes of Honda and Toyota, the new Korean upstart fields its loaded-with-features Nubira. Air conditioner, power windows, keyless entry, four-wheel disc brakes, 129 horsepower and a funny name all come as standard equipment.

Consumer reviews

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never a problem
daddy,02/11/2003
SX 4dr Sedan
A fine car. Inexpensive to buy (it was loaded) and to run. I never had a problem so far. It is fast, reliable and looks nice. I'ts a real pity that the company went under, because it would have been a great investment. Unfortunately now the resale value went to the pits, but its a fact unrelated to the quality of the product. I guess I'll just keep it until it dies.
very good car
daewoo man,03/29/2006
SX 4dr Sedan
I bought this car in Aug. 2005. It has been a very good car. It now has 66000 miles on it. I have replaced the water pump though. Also the car was pulling when I push the gas and go around corners; I researched it and found that the bushings behind the front tires needed to be replaced. Overall this car has been great; the re-sale value is horrible though because of the company going out of business. The car has proven to be reliable, gas mileage around 24-26 mpg. It has very good power and pick up compared to most 4 cylinders I have driven. I would recommend it to anyone
Daewoo
Daewoo,12/20/2002
SX 4dr Hatchback
I love it. DO you?
Daewoo Nubira
Jon Rose,05/21/2002
SX 4dr Sedan
excelent, can't wait till my next Daewoo

Safety

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Used 1999 Daewoo Nubira Overview

The Used 1999 Daewoo Nubira is offered in the following submodels: Nubira Hatchback, Nubira Sedan, Nubira Wagon. Available styles include SX 4dr Sedan, CDX 4dr Wagon, SX 4dr Hatchback, SX 4dr Wagon, CDX 4dr Sedan, and CDX 4dr Hatchback. Pre-owned Daewoo Nubira models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 129 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 1999 Daewoo Nubira comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.

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Should I lease or buy a 1999 Daewoo Nubira?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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