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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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13 reader reviews for Chevrolet Lacetti Hatchback.
  • 1.8 Sport 5dr

    Julia Hayne , Cleveland . Date: 02/08/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car a month ago, after owning a lovely MX-5.

    I bought it because it was cheap for what you got and I couldn't find another car with all the extras in the price range.

    I am over the moon with it. What a drive. It's more powerful than my MX-5 and has a comfortable ride. It sounds great when you reach 4000 revs and the acceleration really kicks in. The two-tone leather upholstry is lovely and I also upgrated to the sat-nav.

    There is loads of room in the back for three adults with ample legroom. I like having a car that no-one else has seemed to have on the road at the moment and many people have asked to look at it.

    They have made positive comments about the syling. I'm really thrilled with the purchase and if you have a limited budget but want a smart new car with leather interior and a bit of oomph, then look no further. You won't be disappointed.

  • 1.4 SE 5dr

    Kevin Darroch Date: 01/07/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have never owned a Korean made car. I have driven and owned mostly North American cars in Canada for the last 20 years.

    I was saddened when Daimler took over Chrysler. I was afraid that a Mercedes mind set would set in.Well sadly in my mind it has. Ever since Daimler did not merge with Chrysler but really took over Chrysler there has been less variety of product. There have been no regular hatchbacks.

    With General Motors having taken over Daewoo I thought that I would try the Lacetti out. I told my family that I was going to do that and I was glad that I did. In Canada you can get a Lacetti with a 2 litre motor. In Europe they have a 1,4, 1,6 and 1.8 available. I drove the 1.4 with air. It was quiet and smooth with no rattles. I like the What Car web site but I will disagree with your opinion on the interior of this car. It is right, tidy and roomy. I like it. I am tired of so many cars in Europe being Teutoninc black.

    I have no told my family that I am planning on buying this car. It is great bang for the buck with its three year warranty.

  • 1.6 SX 5dr

    David Nicoll Date: 25/06/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Having moved jobs and given up the company car (a 2ltr diesel Toyota) I was expecting to have to slum it when I was spending my own money. Far from it!

    The Chevrolet came with all the gadgets I wanted (and the addition of SatNav was painless - the dealer was able to add it in for a very reasonable price), and there were some (like the alloy wheels) that were not initially on my shopping list. In fact I had resigned myself to a smaller car until I discovered the Chevvy. Throw in the AA cover and free servicing for 3 years, plus a very pleasant purchasing experience from the dealer, and the package gets very hard to beat.

    The power is fine for both motorway cruising and for tootling round country lanes - overtaking slower cars on couintry roads is fine thanks to a reasonably responsive engine. Handling seems fine to me (but then I have driven a lot of MPVs in my time, so anything will handle well ...).

    Inside, the driving position is adjustable in plenty of ways (including rake and reach on the steering wheel - something you don't often get with much pricier cars). It is also very roomy for passengers in comparison to others in its class.

    A bit noisy from the road noise, but not excessive. I have done nearly 1500 miles in its first month, and have become a convert.

  • 1.6 SX 5dr

    David Rigden Date: 22/06/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    All extras are as standard, but only one remote locking key. Lovely to handle, a bit noisy from the road noise but put that down to the low profile tyres.

    For the price, this is an excellent vehicle. The change of name to Chevrolet from Daewoo gives it a bit more credibility.

    AA Cover, 3 years free service make this a lot cheaper to run. Have owned 7 BMWs but am not disappointed with this vehicle.

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