2005 Chevrolet Optra User Reviews

2005 Chevrolet Optra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews

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Displaying all 10 2005 Chevrolet Optra reviews.

randodude writes:
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4

Pros

Comfortable, reliable, attractive looks.  5 speed manual transmission works great!

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Right rear brake caliper siezed at 130,000 kms.  I find fuel economy good!  Interior quality could be better.  Love this car owned since new 7 yrs.  Always had a slow coolent leak on outside engine block.  Poured some coolent stop leak in last yr no more problem.

randodude
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Best Car I've Ever Owned, Very Practicle Has 180,000 Kms Now Even Pulls My Utility Trailor Fine. — I like the practicallity, the reliability still have the original battery in car from new. Breaks lasted to 130,000 kms. Cheap maintenance cost. In my opinion its one of the most under rated cars out there,. I'm looking for another one when this one finally dies. Regarding its power output, I removed the stock air box and installed a K&N style air filter. Simple mod added 5 hp and made it noticeably more responsive as well as decreased rpm at idle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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Calvin writes:
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Quality.  Handling and braking.

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Acceleration.

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Surprising Quality For An Unknown Car. — Not really a Chevy, it's built by Daewoo in Korea. Had the car for three years and no problems except a battery (left dead in the showroom for too long) and the CD player. While the acceleration is poor, the handling and braking are amazing thanks to all wheel disc brakes and fully independent suspension. It's roomy in spite of its small exterior dimensions (I am 6' 2", 200lbs) and has good ergonomics

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Coco writes:
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EVERYTHING

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Needs too much maintenance ..

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A Fun To Drive Car With Safety At The Top — This car is way better in performance as compared to Honda & Toyota . Safe and reliable . The one thing I love about Chevy's .... Optimum Safety .... Exterior is very classy and interior is sophisticated . If modified , this car has the capability to be a pretty good sports car . I LOVE MY OPTRA

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Manolet writes:
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good ride comfort

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bad fuel economy, scarcitiy of spare parts

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2005 Chevrolet Optra 1.6l (automatic) — For a 1.6 liter of a car, it was a gas guzzler. Power-to-weight ratio was leaning more on ride stability than fuel economy. Handling was okay although acceleration needed more pushing. Styling looks more conservative, quite sedate for younger people.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

8 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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Aziz writes:
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Nothing actually

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Everything

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Take Care Of It. — Good Acceleration, Poor Braking, Good Handling It needs alot of repair, specially if you dont take care of it. Appearance is good on th eoutside, but needs iprovement from the inside. High cost of gas mileage and maintenance. It is fun to drive :)

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Harshit writes:
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perfomance

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design

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Powerfull But Dull — optra has a 1.8 litre engine with quite much torque . though it is undermined by it's dull exteriors. mileage is not too good though but it's really fun to drive .not ignoring the comfort inside ,it's spacious too.also , it's got a strong chassis

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ali writes:
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no other choice :D

Cons

top speed! :(

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Not A Great Car... But A Gooooood Car! — good acceleration. very good breaking system. good response. good handling. a not bad-interior design. a not bad exterior design. nice leather seats but slippery :D over all. a fun car to drive. but in the end, if u have the money, go for BMW :D i know! i'm a betrayer!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Dustin writes:
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its mine

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dont know what its like in the summer yet

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2005 Chevy Optra5 — we've had the car now fo ronly a few days but we love it! lots of room on the inside. fully loaded. still getting the feel of the car but its something that we need. carseats fit nicely in the back power sunroof, ps, pw, pdl, hold option for starting from a standstill to moving uphill. this pic shows a little body kit that really looks good, not overdone. that and ours is green and has better aluminum rims. great car.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Aswin writes:
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comfort.

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no brand value,

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Nice Car — awesome luxury. best in class comfort, but not great styling. performance is decent.

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wagondriver writes:
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holds 20 bags of topsoil no problem

Cons

that it's not made anymore

wagondriver
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This Is The Best Little Wagon I Have Ever Driven — Had my 05/optra wagon for 1 yr. now and still love it. Not the best on gas, but the best little wagon out there. Looks great, handles great, goes o.k. Need more power?...You need more brains!!! No wagon is truley a sports car and should never be reviewed like one. Oh yah, sure it had more torque, but my mothers old boat 77 plymouth wagon only had 77 horsepower.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2007 Chevrolet Optra Reviews

A Daewoo By Any Other Name ... By Shelbyguy

In Canada, the Optra only comes in a 2.0L and was a Daewoo Nubira with a new name. It is not the same as an Aveo or Pontiac Wave, which were Daewoo Lacetti's, the successor to the Lanos. I have had t... Read More

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2006 Chevrolet Optra Reviews

Not Happy By rudycas

I am the original owner, I got it since april 2006. 5 and a half years. at first no problems for the 2 years, since then I got various problems with the head lamps, AC, the stupid light or engine ligh... Read More

Don't Buy By unhappy

Absolutely terrible gas mileage. About 14 litres per 100 km. When you try to trade it in, you get a negligible trade-in as GM realized it was not a good car and stopped making it. Had a lot of trou... Read More

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2004 Chevrolet Optra Reviews

Crap Can By Alan

Almost as fast as a snail. Good (4wheel discs) breaks. Poor handling. Cheap build quality consisting of mostly cracked/broken plastic but no squeaks. Cheap to buy but was expensive to maintain got... Read More

Great Pick Up By Suneil

•Performance - acceleration, braking, handling •Fun Factor - is this car fun to drive •Appearance - both interior and exterior styling •Cost of Ownership - gas mileage, maintenance Over all its a nic... Read More

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2003 Chevrolet Optra Reviews

Best Ride In Town! By Arshad

Nice Acceleration, Braking ABS, Handling smooth minor Scratch Interior plush leather Seats Low on Mileage just 10 kms/ ltr Low on Maintainence , Just change the Mobil Oil on time. Use premium Gas in ... Read More

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