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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Running costs

3.5 out of 5 3.5

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).

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.

Ongoing running costs

Servicing period 10,000 miles.
Warranty Mechanical three years, bodywork six years.
Road tax (12 months) £260 - £325
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 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.

Green credentials

2.5 out of 5 2.5

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.

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


3.5 out of 5 3.5

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.

Car checklist problem points

Body No problems reported.
Engine / gearbox No problems reported.
Other No problems reported.