Korean cars are quite in demand on the Russian market. And there are a number of reasons for that. Firstly, they are slightly cheaper than the "Japanese". Secondly, they differ in high-quality assembly. Daewoo Motors is one of the leading automakers in South Korea. In 1997, the Koreans presented a new car in a 4-door body. This model was called "Daewoo Nubira". Photos and review of this machine are presented in our today's article.
The car has an unusual design for the "Korean". This is not surprising. After all, this car was designed by specialists from different countries. So, the platform was developed by the British, the engines were made by the Germans, and the design was developed by the Italians. Nevertheless, this “hodgepodge” turned out to be quite good.
"Daewoo Nubira" has a strict and serious design, vaguely reminiscent of US cars of those years. Front - smooth bumper with built-in washer and fog lights. Optics - one-piece, with "white" turn signals. Chrome grilleintegrated into the hood. The car has a long wheelbase, which makes it look very massive and monumental.
In 1999, the car was restyled. So, the shape of the front and rear bumpers, trunk lid, headlights and hood was changed. Due to the more elongated optics, the car looks less serious. Reviews say that the car began to look like Leganza.
Many people like the pre-styling, 100th body. Remarkably, the J100 version was produced simultaneously with the updated 150th. But the release was finally discontinued in 2002.
The car was distinguished by a solid interior design. So, on the Daewoo Nubir, an already rounded, European panel was used. Remarkably, the visor of the “tidy” covered the center console behind it. Due to this, the car looks more spacious and wider. But even without this, there is a lot of space in the sedan - reviews say. Up to four people, including the driver, could comfortably sit inside. Thanks to the long body, the rear passengers did not rest their knees on the backs of the front seats, as was the case in the Nexia and other more compact cars.
In the cabin, the manufacturer used different types of finishes. So, the panel could be decorated with woodgrain inserts, or be completely black (which is more acceptable in our time). Seats and door cards could be light beige or black, velor or fabric. Steering wheel - four-spoke, with a pleasant grip. Already in the basic configurationcame with an airbag. The same was provided for the front passenger, in the cavity of the panel.
The base engine of the Daewoo Nubira was the E-TEC series engine. With a volume of 1598 cubic centimeters, it produced 106 horsepower. This is the most popular motor for the Nubira. The American versions were equipped with a two-liter engine from the D-TEC line with 136 horsepower. Remarkably, both power units already had electronic injection and a 16-valve “head”. Also present in the lineup was a 1.8-liter engine with 122 horsepower. But it was not widely adopted.
Transmission, dynamics, consumption
The vast majority of sedans were equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission. But there were also automatic boxes. This is a ZF and GM four speed transmission. They are a simple torque converter. A dry disc with a basket was used as a clutch for a manual transmission.
Let's move on to dynamics. Looking ahead, we note that all measurements were made on a manual gearbox. The base, 1.6-liter engine accelerated to hundreds in 11 seconds. The maximum speed was 185 kilometers per hour. The two-liter engine accelerated the car to hundreds in 9 seconds. The maximum speed was limited to 195 kilometers per hour. There is also data on a 1.8-liter engine. With him, "Daewoo Nubira" accelerated to hundreds in 9.5 seconds. The maximum speed of the sedan is 194 kilometers per hour. Torque is observed at medium and high speeds.
Whatregarding the fuel consumption of the Daewoo Nubira car, the reviews speak of the voracity of all power units. The average consumption, depending on the engine size, is 10-12 liters per 100 kilometers. On the machine, this figure is 10-15 percent higher.
Among the positive aspects, reviews note a high engine life (200+ thousand kilometers) with minimal maintenance. All that is required of you is a regular oil change and a camshaft belt. The latter changes every 60 thousand kilometers along with the tension roller.
So, we found out what the Korean car "Daewoo Nubira" is. In the secondary market, this car is sold for 2-4 thousand dollars. A huge plus is that most of the copies have low mileage, up to 200 thousand kilometers. At one time, these cars were sold in car dealerships for a long time due to the wrong pricing policy.
In terms of maintenance, this car is unpretentious. Finding spare parts on the Daewoo Nubiru is not difficult. The main problem concerns the chassis and steering mechanism, which is "killed" daily on our roads. Once every 50 thousand, you have to change the ball and steering tips. Shock absorbers "go" up to 70-90 thousand. Silent blocks of levers change every 80-100 thousand.