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2nd Worst Car I've Ever Owned
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By AnyComonSens
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2002 Daewoo Lanos S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

None. The whole thing should never have happened.


Worst Features

Pretty much everything. Use thicker steel, make it driveable, ever hear of sound dampening? Mileage is poor for a car this small and light. Engine is noisy and sounds like it could blow up and any moment.


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By jgirt246
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2002 Daewoo Lanos S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

fuel economy


Worst Features

BETTER MOTOR


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We bought TWO Lanos S sedans
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By Norm Wherrett
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2002 Daewoo Lanos S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

Of the dozens of cars we've owned, these Lanos S sedans are the best transportation value ever!


Worst Features

We've got no complaints.


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My BluWoo
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By PeeWee
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2002 Daewoo Lanos S 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

Value for dollar, roominess, pep. It's unusual which is fine by me.


Worst Features

Heater stinks. It gets REAL cold here and heat is very weak. Also engine is noisy. Gas mileage is poor for a car this size.


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Don't Give Up
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By dk1706
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2002 Daewoo Lanos Sport 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

Two Tone Leather on the sport model.


Worst Features

More aftermarket styling parts. Possible Turbo upgrade. Since the Aveo might come out with a Chevy Aveo SS it might be easy to do.


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