In-depth Reviews

Chevrolet Spark owner reviews

"The Chevrolet Spark fulfils its role as basic city transport, though rivals offer similar space and offer better value."

Carbuyer Rating

2.3 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.0 out of 5

72%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 2reviews
  • 5reviews
  • 1reviews
  • 1reviews

Common Problems

  • Other (3 cases)
  • Engine, Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

<1 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Review
good
Running Cost

5 out of 5

cheap to run

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

<1 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

65
Review
Very small and nippy to get through tight spots, no breakdowns whatsoever since owning it
Running Cost

3 out of 5

very good on petrol, spare parts are hard to find

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

plus, Less than 1.0-litre , Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

New
Reliability

4 out of 5

nice looking out side ,very reliable
Running Cost

5 out of 5

£30 tax ,45+mpg,cheap insurance

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.0i LS

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

68.5
Review
I took delivery of my Chevrolet Spark 2 weeks ago and I've covered a lot of the M1 on several occasions. This car has to be driven hard but when it is, it so easily keeps up with anyone else. I love my little car. Has all the creature comforts and happily trundles on motorway at 80mph. It's not a family car but as a single person it suits me perfectly. £30 to tax for the year, very low insurance and fantastic on fuel. It has all the mod cons - CD, USB, AUX, electric windows, air-con, central locking and a fantastic smart interior. I highly recommend it - it's easy to park, a breeze to drive in cities nipping in and out. Love my Chevy.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.0 LS

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

57
Review
The reviews did make me wary of this car... But it is great. Okay so it isn't the fastest car and it is noisy at 70mph but it is a city car. Great MPG, nice to drive, cheap tax and Insurance and cheap new Continental tyres. Would have been nice to come with a spare tyre but overall a great car with quirky looks.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

<1 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
no faults
Running Cost

5 out of 5

cheap to run

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Wouldn't appeal to speed-freaks or 'look at me i've got a flashy big car' types but then we don't have to spend £70 to fill up or £150 a tyre either.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.2LT, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

3 out of 5

It's a cheap car, so no surprises for cheap finish, but so far I have not had a single thing go wrong, it's all working just as it should.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

The fuel guage is not a reliable indicator, but my own calculations tell me I am getting 50mpg, so that is fine by me.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

LX, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

Great little car, robust and very reliable.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Get about 50 to the gallon, bit more on longer runs and it`s only £30 road tax and good on insurance costs.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

none, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

3 out of 5

it is no good on the hills it lose power and stops
Running Cost

2 out of 5

it is very hard on fuel

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

Spark 1.0

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
This car has to be the worst car I have ever driven! The gears are awful to use, it can’t take a hill if you can’t get speed up. It is useless at cornering, noisy in 5 gear. The seating in the back is pointless as there is no leg room. It’s cheaply made and feels like a tin can on wheels. And to top all of this the clutch pedal is made of plastic which snapped off !!! I think Tonka toys would make a more robust car.
Reliability

3 out of 5

Yeah it does start
Performance

1 out of 5

Awful worst car I have ever drove
Running Cost
It’s cheap to run and insure only good point

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Year of registration

2013

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Just acceptable as a rental in town. Lacks basic features. Stupid airbag light stays on all the time and steering wheel partially blocks view of speedo. Noisy engine. Overall I would not buy this car.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

LS, Less than 1.0-litre , Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

4 out of 5

Cheap interior is easily marked paticularly if you release the front seat belts too quickly
Running Cost

4 out of 5

fuel economy is diappointing

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
No problems what so ever.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very good real world economy

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

<1 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Water pump replaced under warranty on 2nd annual service. I was without the car for days
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Front tyres dont seem to last that long. Almost through 2nd set at 30k miles and Continental are the only manufacturer

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

<1 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
starts first time every time
Running Cost

4 out of 5

it has cost me nothing so far other than fuel

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.0 Plus, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Bought Car

Used

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