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2002 Daewoo Lanos

   
 
Daewoo Lanos Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.6 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 105 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 22/32 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2002 Daewoo Lanos

  • Daewoo's new owner, General Motors, has no plans for the brand in the U.S. market -- as such, supplies to dealerships have been cut off. Although provisions will be made to honor owners' warranty claims, we'd urge you to steer clear of this situation and check out a Hyundai Accent or Kia Rio instead.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Snazzy styling, cheap sticker prices, fun in turns.

  • Cons

    Daewoo's impending death in U.S. market, unproven reliability, whiny engine, cheap interior materials, ABS isn't available.

  • What's New for 2002

    A new Comfort Package for the S Hatchback and S Sedan includes air conditioning and power steering, while the Convenience Package adds…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (22 total reviews)

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

2nd worst car i've ever

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Vehicle: 2002 Daewoo Lanos S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

I bought a 2002 Daewoo Lanos with only 51,000 miles on it about 11 months ago. I bought this car when gas prices were at $4+ per gallon, and I got stuck needing a new car at the wrong time. I've always driven small 4 cylinder cars and prices on them soared last summer right when I needed to replace mine. This Lanos was the only thing I could find in my price range so I fell for it. The only car I've ever owned that was actually crappier than this car was an '86 Ford Escort. There really is no comparison between this car and the other 4 cylinders I've owned. I've owned Volkswagons, Toyotas, Nissans, Fords, etc. and this Daewoo is by far the cheapest piece of junk I've owned since the Escort.




Fun car

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Vehicle: 2002 Daewoo Lanos S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

I purchased for fuel saving. Drove it for about 8 months then threw a rod. It's been sitting in my driveway since June of 07. No one will even look at it. They say there are no parts availible and they cant work on these anymore. But when it was running it was a great car. Broke down at 61xxx miles.




We bought two lanos s

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Vehicle: 2002 Daewoo Lanos S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

In February 2003, we bought two used 2002 Lanos S sedans sight-unseen from a wholesaler in Arizona for $3,650 each. Both cars were loaded, used only 10K miles, with remaining factory warranty. We could not be happier! They drive well, get 30+ mpg, and have been totally reliable. Factory recall [electrical] handed PDQ by local Daewoo dealer [our cars didn't have the problem]. Cars now have 21K each.




My bluwoo

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Vehicle: 2002 Daewoo Lanos S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

I bought this car new with a/c, auto & a few other small things for $6,500! It feels like a cheap car but it was cheap. Not bad for the money though. It's roomy, comfortable, with decent pep.




Don't give up

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Vehicle: 2002 Daewoo Lanos Sport 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

The car is excellent! I was also thinking twice on how on earth am I going to get parts for Daewoo since they are no longer in the US. Then the Chevy Aveo comes out and the Suzuki Reno in the US, which are rebadged, Daewoo Kalos and the Daewoo Lecetti in europe also the Reno is called the Chevy Optra in Canada. The Chevy Aveo has a 1.6L engine the same as the Lanos. This solves engine parts problems.




Daewoo

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Vehicle: 2002 Daewoo Lanos S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

THis is a really great car. It's unfortunate that they dont make them in the US anymore. I havent had a single problem with it ever. If they were still made here I would buy another in a heart beat!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 22
  • cty
/
  • 32
  • highway
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Full 2002 Daewoo Lanos Review

What's New for 2002

A new Comfort Package for the S Hatchback and S Sedan includes air conditioning and power steering, while the Convenience Package adds power windows, power locks and a power passenger-side exterior mirror.

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