The 1999 Daewoo Nubira is one of just three cars, manufactured by a Korean-based company that made its debut in the United States market this model year. Offering a choice of three body styles and various models, Daewoo hopes the Nubira’s good gas mileage and long list of available options at a low price will give it a competitive edge. Drivers do not get the satisfaction of powerful acceleration, but still enjoy good handling and a solid list of safety and convenience features. Passengers will enjoy a comfortable ride with plenty of room.
Body Styles: wagon, hatchback, sedan
Engines: 2.0-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Daewoo Nubira SX Wagon, Daewoo Nubira CDX Wagon, Daewoo Nubira SX Hatchback, Daewoo Nubira CDX Hatchback, Daewoo Nubira SX Sedan, Daewoo Nubira CDX Sedan
The 1999 Daewoo Nubira makes its debut in the market as a rival to Honda and Toyota cars.
The dimensions of the 1999 Daewoo Nubira vary, depending on its body style. The hatchback has approximately a 17-inch length, 67-inch width, 56-inch height, and 101-inch wheelbase. The hatchback and sedan models are about seven to nine inches longer. The Nubira features body-colored front and rear bumpers, power heated door mirrors, daytime running lights, front fog lights, and a roof spoiler. A power moon roof is optional on all CDX models.
The interior of the 1999 Daewoo Nubira is roomy enough to fit five passengers. In the front, there are cloth reclining bucket seats with height-adjustable head restraints, divided by a storage console. There are pockets in the doors and bins on the seats for easy storage. The dash contains logically-arranged gauges for clear readability, conveniently-located controls for easy use, and a storage console. In the rear, there is a 60/40-split fold-down cloth seat that fits three people. The Nubira features power windows and locks, dual visor vanity mirrors, front reading lights, and an AM/FM stereo with a cassette player included. Leather seating is optional on CDX models.
Performance & Handling
The 1999 Daewoo Nubira comes packed with a two-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 128 horsepower and 135 lb-ft of torque. It comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission, while a four-speed automatic transmission is optional. The Nubira lacks the ability to accelerate powerfully, but makes up for it with a smooth and quiet drive. The Nubira is built with an independent strut front and rear suspension with a stabilizer bar and coil springs. This setup provides for a stable and comfortable ride. Handling is comparable with other cars in its class, giving drivers the ability to maneuver in traffic and take corners with ease. Steering has a good feel, allowing for precise control of the car.
The 1999 Daewoo Nubira has driver and front passenger front-impact airbags installed. Rear doors are equipped with child safety locks. Anti-lock brakes on all four wheels are optional.
EPA Fuel Economy
Daewoo Nubira: 16/20 mpg city/highway
- Good gas mileage
- Nice handling
You Won't Like
- Difficult to find parts to do repairs
- Noisy interior
A value car for everyone.
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