I live in Denmark, where the Lacetti SW is called a Nubira SW. I own the 1.8 CDX.
Equipment is excellent, comfort is good, however I have serious issues regarding the petrol consumption. If driven on our motorway here in Denmark at 80mph, I only achieve 9-10 kilometres per litre. You can work out the conversion yourself.
In realistic terms it means that I pay £100 a month more in petrol than with my previous car, a Skoda Octavia 1.6. This is very disappointing. A small problem is the gearbox, which is a little hard also.
In conclusion, it is a pratical, good looking SW which is very good for the family, but I would not recommend this car to others because of the serious fuel issues.
This is my first Chevrolet, which I purchased in January 2006. The Lacetti 1.6 SX offers very good value for money and comes with an unrivalled equipment package, including chilled glove box, a number of power points in various positions throughout the car, and a net also for the boot. The car has excellent storage facilities with every inch of storage space utilised with some sort of tray or door.
One of the most disappointing aspects of the Lacetti is the lack of engine power and acceleration, so I would recommend the 1.8 Station Wagon. Another hitch with the 1.6 is that I feel as if I am never away from the fuel pump - it seems to gulp petrol. I purchased the Lacetti 1.6 SX as I got an unbelievably good deal with delivery mileage only on the clock, which I could not knock back.
I would predict that the trade -in price you would get for this car would be very low, as a consequence of the Chevrolet Brand not being to well known across the UK.
However, when Chevrolet move on from the Daewoo spin-offs onto their own designs, I see a bright future for the company and some very competitive and exciting cars, such as the Chevrolet Captiva (C100) or (S3X), which I will hopefully own shortly.
The Chevrolet 1.6 SX overall is a very comfortable tourer for any family and performs very well on long trips up and down the motorway, and to date I have had no problems. I would recommend it to anyone.
The Lacetti SW is a fantastic car – nice, spacious and with all the right extras, warning lights and beeps on board.
Contrary to the main article the rear back seat can be folded flat by removing the horizontal seat which is easily “clipped-on”. Visibility all round is good and the car is solid and reassuring. T
he gearchange is a bit peculiar on second gear and has to be accustomed to, however, the second gear provides the proper versatility needed as to power and maneuverability in restricted areas.
The Lacetti SW is being sold all over the world (as Optra) and that would guarantee future availability of parts and assistance.
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