Depreciation is a major concern. This model should perform better than older Daewoos, but it's still being outperformed by European rivals. Servicing is free for the first three years (as is roadside assistance).
Nubira is not particularly environmentally friendly. With an average of 196 g/km CO2 across the model line-up, its emissions are fairly standard for a medium-sized saloon. It's worth noting that the line-up does not feature any diesel models, which typically produce less carbon dioxide than petrol engines with similar power outputs. The range is not particularly economical, averaging 35 mpg.
Daewoos have usually been mechanically sound, but suffered from loose-fitting trim and other minor problems. This car is different, everything feels well screwed together, but some of the interior plastics could be better quality.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||128p||£1,492 - £1,877 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|1.6 Petrol||178 g/km (Min)||£260|
|1.8 Petrol||218 g/km (Max)||£325|
Ongoing running costs
|Road tax (12 months)||
£260 - £325
See tax rates for all versions
16 - 20
How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.