2001 Daewoo Nubira

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Key Specs

of the 2001 Daewoo Nubira. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    26 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    129-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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2001 Daewoo Nubira Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Posted on 4/24/01
Vehicle Overview
This front-drive compact returns in sedan and wagon body styles for its third year on the U.S. market. Nubira fits between the subcompact Lanos and midsize Leganza in size and price in Daewoo’s lineup.

Daewoo had big plans when it entered the U.S. market for the 1999 model year, but this Korean-based company has run into serious financial problems and is looking for a suitor to bail it out. Meanwhile, the U.S. operation continues with more than 450 dealers nationwide.

Exterior
At 177 inches bumper to bumper, the Nubira is 2 inches longer than the Honda Civic sedan. The Nubira sedan comes in base SE and better-equipped CDX price levels.

Interior
Both the base SE sedan and upscale CDX seat five, and the 60/40 split rear seat folds for additional cargo space. The trunk holds 13 cubic feet; with the seat folded, capacity increases to nearly 32 cubic feet.

Remote keyless entry with a theft alarm, air conditioning and power windows, locks and mirrors are standard on the CDX and optional on the SE. An in-dash CD player is standard on the CDX, and leather seats are optional. Neither feature is available on the SE.

Under the Hood
The Nubira’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine produces 129 horsepower and teams with a standard five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic transmission.

Antilock brakes are standard on the CDX and not offered on the SE.

Driving Impressions
The Nubira lags behind rivals such as the Honda Civic and Ford Focus in accelera...
Posted on 4/24/01
Vehicle Overview
This front-drive compact returns in sedan and wagon body styles for its third year on the U.S. market. Nubira fits between the subcompact Lanos and midsize Leganza in size and price in Daewoo’s lineup.

Daewoo had big plans when it entered the U.S. market for the 1999 model year, but this Korean-based company has run into serious financial problems and is looking for a suitor to bail it out. Meanwhile, the U.S. operation continues with more than 450 dealers nationwide.

Exterior
At 177 inches bumper to bumper, the Nubira is 2 inches longer than the Honda Civic sedan. The Nubira sedan comes in base SE and better-equipped CDX price levels.

Interior
Both the base SE sedan and upscale CDX seat five, and the 60/40 split rear seat folds for additional cargo space. The trunk holds 13 cubic feet; with the seat folded, capacity increases to nearly 32 cubic feet.

Remote keyless entry with a theft alarm, air conditioning and power windows, locks and mirrors are standard on the CDX and optional on the SE. An in-dash CD player is standard on the CDX, and leather seats are optional. Neither feature is available on the SE.

Under the Hood
The Nubira’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine produces 129 horsepower and teams with a standard five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic transmission.

Antilock brakes are standard on the CDX and not offered on the SE.

Driving Impressions
The Nubira lags behind rivals such as the Honda Civic and Ford Focus in acceleration, ride quality and noise suppression, but it undercuts nearly all competitors with its low prices. A loaded SE won’t cost much more than $13,000. Daewoo is still largely unknown in reliability and durability, however, so a low price may not mean great value in the long run.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide

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Consumer Reviews

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(4.0)
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(4.3)
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(4.7)
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(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.0)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

extremely inexpensive

by lee on March 11, 2013

surprisingly reliable and extremely inexpensive. 28 mpg. The car was a great find, exceptionally well appointed for an economy priced car. It's comfortable and handles very well. We've loved driving ... Read full review

(4.0)

My first car

by rollerblades_punk from Hickory,NC on November 17, 2009

I currently own a 01 daewoo Nubira SE,I bought it used in July 2009 for $1800.00 I bought it with a few dents in the side panel and as is.The only problem Ive had is my fuel filter needed to be ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Nubira received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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