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What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

For The Kalos has a comfortable ride, and there's plenty of room for four people

Against It's dull to drive and the cabin plastics feel low-rent. The steering is uncommunicative, too.

Verdict It's a reasonable car, but other rivals provide more for similar money

Go for… 1.4 16v SX

Avoid… 1.4 8v

Daewoo Kalos Hatchback
  • 1. Refinement is a problem: the engines can be breathless and raucous
  • 2. Check for signs (like excessive tyre wear) that the front wheels have been knocked out of alignment. Some owners say it happens all too easily
  • 3. Check for trouble with the clutch. A few problems have been reported
  • 4. Keen drivers won't enjoy the Kalos. The steering is light and uncommunicative
  • 5. Of the various engines, the 1.4-litre 16v is the one to choose
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