Used Chevrolet Lacetti Estate 2005 - 2011 review

Category: Estate car

Section: What is it like?

2005 - 2011 review
Chevrolet Lacetti Estate (05 - 11)
  • Chevrolet Lacetti Estate (05 - 11)
  • Chevrolet Lacetti Estate (05 - 11)
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What's the used Chevrolet Lacetti estate like?

Born in 2004 as a Daewoo and rebranded in 2005, the Chevrolet Lacetti is a mid-sized family car that's slightly smaller than a Ford Focus. It's cheap to buy and has a splash of style, having been designed by the Italian studio Italdesign.

The range was available initially as a hatchback and saloon, and this estate was introduced when General Motors rebranded the range as Chevrolet.

Like any Lacetti, it's reasonably practical, with generous rear leg room and a large boot. The rear seats split and fold, but overall it's still no match for a Focus Estate.

The interior design is straightforward, with a good, widely adjustable driving position and plenty of stowage.

On the road, the Chevrolet Lacetti Estate is reasonably comfortable, but it doesn't like being hustled through corners.

On top of that, the steering lacks feedback, the gearbox is far from slick and refinement is disappointing, with plenty of engine and wind noise entering the cabin.