Daewoo is not one of the better known automobile manufacturers in most of the world, since it only briefly attempted to compete outside of Korea using its own brand name and models. Currently, Daewoo manufacturers other brand models for export. The 2001 Daewoo Nubira provides a low-priced, entry-level vehicle in a sedan or station wagon body style.
Considering the low cost, the Daewoo Nubira does have some surprises. Its performance seems quite good for such a low-end vehicle. In addition, the Nubira CDX model has a decent range of standard amenities for the price range, although the Nubira SE remains fairly typical for its class. The build quality falls on the low end, which results in Daewoo never managing to develop a following in the U.S. Overall, the Nubira offers a potential bargain due to the extremely low demand and obscurity of the model. However, the market offers a lot of good options for this class of vehicle, so the Nubira relies on its low price to put it above the competition. The Nubira does not turn a lot of heads, but this cheap, everyday vehicle offers good fuel economy and performance.
Body Styles: sedan, station wagon
Engines: 2.0-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual
Models: Daewoo Nubira SE, Daewoo Nubira CDX
The 2001 Daewoo Nubira comes in Diamond Metallic Blue. The station wagon’s rear taillights boast a redesign. The sedan also receives wheel covers as standard equipment.
The Daewoo Nubira comes in a sedan or station wagon body style. However, the base model Nubira SE is only available as a sedan. The upscale Nubira CDX offers both body types. Both body designs seem fairly compact, with the sedan measuring 177 inches and the station wagon measuring 179 inches long. The styling is curved and flowing, which makes the 2001 Daewoo Nubira appealing to look at, despite its low price tag.
The amenities offered by the 2001 Daewoo Nubira seem typical for an economy vehicle. The lowest-price Nubira SE has little beyond an AM/FM radio. The more expensive Nubira CDX comes equipped with power heated mirrors, power windows, cruise control, air-conditioning, and a CD player. An optional convenience package for the Nubira adds keyless entry, fog lights, a tilt steering wheel, and a car alarm to any model.
Performance & Handling
For such an economical vehicle, the 2001 Daewoo Nubira performs fairly well. The acceleration lags, reaching 60 mph in about 10 seconds. All models have a tight turning circle, so the Nubira maneuvers quite well. However, the Nubira makes a lot of noise and gets somewhat choppy in terms of ride quality, so the good performance does have flaws.
The 2001 Daewoo Nubira includes dual front airbags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, and child safety seat anchors as standard safety equipment.
EPA Fuel Economy
Daewoo Nubira: 19/28 mpg city/highway
- Low price tag
- Good acceleration
- Low demand results in lower used price
You Won't Like
- Cheap build quality
- Poor resale potential
A valiant attempt by Daewoo.
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