Bought new, and it's been good to us. We had a few minor issues: the timing belt snapped at 40k and thank goodness it was still under warranty. Other than that, only minor interior gripes: Overhead hand grip screw covers fell off, and the backlight went out on the environmental controls. Tires from stock were not the best. We are starting to develop a little corrosion on the aluminum roof rack, but after 6 years - not unexpected.
Seats, we tried a dozen different cars and these were the most comfortable. Solid at speed: car handles well at freeway speeds. Good visibility throughout.
The seat adjust dial has got to go. The plastic components in the cab could be more robust.
If you're looking for a great little
car, this is it. For the cost of a base
model Honda or Toyota you can have all
the extras, even a leather interior. I
have had 16 cars in my 20 years of
driving experience and this one has
been the least disappointing. Almost
65k miles and nothing more than routine
maintenance. My main reasons for going
Daewoo were the value, gas mileage, and
the dealer really went the extra mile
to give me the max for my trade.
30 mpg hwy really! Cute and peppy.
Get rid of that knob to recline the
front seats and replace it with the
usual lever. Rethink the ratio of the
60/40 rear seat so the driver seat can
recline completely with the 60% rear
down. Maybe put better quality tires on
at the factory.