The Tacuma is a very good compact MPV and there is very little to criticise.
Our test car was equipped with an RDS radio/single slot CD player (£175 option) and a DVD and PlayStation PSone (£2,150 option).
Citroen Picasso, Fiat Multipla, Hyundai Matrix, Kia Carens, Mercedes-Benz A Class, Mitsubishi Space Star, Nissan Almera Tino, Renault Scenic, Vauxhall Zafira and Volkswagen Touran.
What We Liked
- Value for money
- Spacious interior
- Interior styling
What We Disliked
- Fuel consumption
- Engine noise slightly intrusive at speed
What We'd Like To See
- Side and rear airbags
- ESP and Traction control
Daewoo have developed a compact MPV which combines a high level of specification with good build quality. The Tacuma should stand up to the rigours of family life which will appeal to potential purchasers with young families.
Value For Money
The Daewoo Tacuma CDX represents an excellent value for money package which is priced well below its competitors. The entry-level SE model is priced at £10995 and offers the best value in its class. The Tacuma comes with 3-years/60,000 miles free servicing and a free Advanced Driving Course in association with the Institue of Advanced Motorists. All Daewoo customers also benefit from a 30 day/1,000 mile commitment which means that if after buying your Daewoo you experience a fundamental problem with it which they cannot solve you will be offered a full refund or exchange.
The Tacuma is a very good compact MPV and there is very little to criticise. It is user friendly and the CDX model we tested was particularly well equipped. All our passengers were impressed by its interior space and comfort especially the children who loved its optional DVD/PlayStation PSone which is a must for peaceful family driving. The Tacuma has to be high on your list if you are looking for this type of vehicle on a budget as the overall package is superb.19 January 2004
Chevrolet Tacuma Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||GM Daewoo Tacuma CDX 2.0 Automatic|
|Body Type||Mini MPV|
|Colour||Pearl Black (Mica)|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||12 Seconds|
|Top Speed||105 mph|
|Fuel Type||Petrol - Unleaded|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||34.5 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||TBA|
|Warranty||3 years/60,000 miles free servicing|
3 years/60,000 miles comprehensive warranty
3 years Total AA Roadside Cover
6 years anti-perforation corrosion warranty
|Price (when tested on the 19/01/04)||£13,870 OTR|
Car as tested £16,635
Includes the following options:
DVD/PlayStation PSone £2,150
RDS radio/single slot CD £175
Reversing aid sensors £350
Ultrasonic interior upgrade £90