Chevrolet Optra
2003 - 2010 UAE prices & reviews



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Class:
Compact Sedan / Hatchback / Wagon


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Price When New

AED 51500 - 60000
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Country of Origin

South Korea

Production Years

2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Body Styles

4-door sedan, 5-door hatchback, 5-door wagon

Weight (kg)

1180 - 1285

Version

Performance

Engine

Gearbox

Power (hp)

Torque (Nm)

Fuel Econ (l/100km)

0-100 kph (sec)

Top Speed (kph)

1.6 I4 FWD
1.8 I4 FWD
5M/4A
5M/4A
107
119
147
161
7.6-8.1
7.4-8.8
10.7-13.2
9.8-10.9
170-180
187-195
> Understanding The Specifications

Road Tests & Reviews
by Mashfique Hussain Chowdhury & Team

2007 Chevrolet Optra 1.6 Sedan road test

Quick Review

Good

Value for money, price, space, fuel economy

Bad

Power, refinement, cheap interior look

It is trying to be Chevrolet's volume seller in the Middle East, but we have trouble spotting an Optra on the streets even though the car has been on the market for some time now. On paper at least, this car seems to have what it takes to go head-on with the opposition. Positioned in the lower compact segment, the Optra offers good value for money, selling in 4-door sedan, 5-door hatchback and 5-door station wagon trims. Styled by Italians but barely showing it, the styling can best be described as interesting without being ambitious. The cabin is basic, but there are lots of storage spaces and space for five adults. Engine options include a 1.6-litre or a 1.8-litre four-cylinder unit. These are combined with a five-speed manual or four-speed auto transmission transmitting juice to the front wheels. While both engines have enough grunt for the segment, they fall short of leaders like the top Civic and Corolla models. Ride and handling are quite good, and bodes well for the Optra. All we ask for are better engines.



Reliability (
4
/5)

Resale Value (
3
/5)

Known Problems

Some early reports of faulty fuel gauge. Early models prone to blowing various light bulbs prematurely. Clutch master cylinder in manual models should be fixed under warranty in pre-2005 models. Some random reports of oil leaks, engine failure, automatic gearbox jerkiness and electrical faults, but not everyone has same problems.
> Understanding The Reliability & Resale Value Ratings

Crash Test Safety Ratings

NHTSA Driver Frontal Rating

EuroNCAP Overall Adult Rating

untested
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Further Research

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