I bought this car , after my Honda Civic was stolen, not knowing it was a corporate orphan. Nevertheless, It has a better radio (4 spkrs) than my Civic, rear windows pop out, & seats are most comfortable. I had the windows tinted, & installed sheepskin seatcovers. It has been a great car, & dependable. Only expenses in a year & 1/2 are two tires (Fr.), new battery, & wiper blades!
As a second vehicle to my BMW 740i,
I've used this vehicle as a get around
town car, and it has performed well
without any major problems. It has some
hard working 22,500 miles on it. The
only problem associated with it has
been the headlight connections burned
out on each side. A trip to the dealer
took care of the problem before Daewoo
closed their doors. Roomy for it's size
and a wonderfully cold air conditioner
has been appreciated. The ride is a bit
rough on torn up streets, but it isn't
rattling and noisy while driving. It
keeps up with the traffic and parking
is a breeze. The paint is still glossy
and clean after years of being in the
The 1.6 engine has been without fail.
I'm generally satisfied with the car,
although parts might be a problem
Seats are adequate but they could use
more support on the lower back area.
The plastic interior in the fit and
finish department needs more attention
to quality, but then again - it wasn't
built for luxury. It's functional.
I have this car for about 3 1/2 years
and I only have had minor problems due
to the normal use, and unluckly with
this car since I had a accident 6
months after I bought it, but the
Daewoo dealer took care of everything,
and basicly they rebuilt my car and I
could not believe it still drive
perfect with no noise and no
problems ...And so far I had only
change oil, tires, and brake pads. But
the only thing I don't like is the
noise that my car make and when
accelate with the AC it loses power.
I would buy it again if they had
2005/06, because I would not sale my
car before then, there is no need, it
is a excellent economic car car
This car has not given me any problems
whatsoever. It's fun to drive,
surprisingly roomy, fairly good on gas,
and offers a lot of features for an
unbelievably low price. I live in
South Carolina and I've driven this car
to New Jersey, Alabama, Florida, and
Washington DC without any problems.
I've kept the car properly maintained
and it has never let me down. Of
course, a Daewoo Lanos Hatchback is NOT
a BMW 5-Series, but for $9000, I
definitely got more than my money's
worth. Great car!
The sheer amount of cargo room that you
can get by folding the rear seats up is
great. I also like the stereo and
intermittent wipers, features that are
optional on other cars, but standard on
the Lanos. The Lanos' cornering
ability is unbelievable.
Sometimes it's not easy to shift into
reverse or 2nd gear with the manual
transmission. The acceleration could
be improved (especially when going
uphill), but it's certainly acceptable.