Bought my Tacuma in 2004 under Daewoo badge.There is loads of space inside and a boot that holds every item I put in it. I had problems with the rev's but no fault found by dealer!! Only problem is with fuel economy, Tacuma is a great car for travelling on motorways were fuel consumption is great, but around town it is very thirsty. Parking sensors are a great bonus, cd changer jumps to another cd, so I do not get full use out of that piece of equipment.
Bought the Tacuma in 2006 partly because of the service and support package that came with it, still have the third year warranty available. Found the driver leg room a bit cramped (good test drive!) but am OK with the car overall, ride is solid but not to the point of uncomfortable and achieving a 37mpg consumption. Two ongoing problems, causing return to dealer on three/four occcasions ie the same as Lesley's recent review, the revs increase by 300/400 units when changing gear (and no, my foot is not hovering on the accelerator), dealer claims it is the engine 'expelling the gases' before engaging selected gear- anybody know if I'm being wound-up? Also, found the car very heavy with exhaust emission, often the only car in a single car in an idling group which is 'smoking' despite having been on a journey of at least 30 minutes - my wife's Matiz seems to do the same-anyone got an idea? Dealer comment is 'cold weather'-even in summer.
If I had read the reviews first I would not have bought this car, luckily I didn't as I am very pleased with it's overall looks, performance and comfort. There is always a but, and mine is: on changing up gears there is an increase in revs when I take my foot off the accelerator (without pushing harder on it first of course). It has been back to the dealer but no fault has been found, can I ask anyone who has had the Tacuma longer than I have, 4 months, if they had or still have a problem. Other than that I am delighted with my Tacuma and hope the one problem disappears after a few more miles.
I cannot understand people who complain about these cars. Firstly, you do not have to haggle for any extras - they all come as standard.
All four electric windows, CD player, air- con, steering-wheel mounted audio controls, removeable rear seats which make it into a small van, loads of storage space etc.
I have owned mine from 2005 and it still has a free service left in 2008 and covered by the AA for free. It has done loads of motorway miles and never had a problem.
If people want ultimate comfort and quality they should have dug deeper into their pockets to begin with and bought a £20,000 motor.
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