If you are looking for a used vehicle (Daewoo has stopped producing vehicles for North American market for now) that will last you at least another 5 years with minimal mechanical failures, then the Leganza is a perfect vehicle for you. Daewoo's Leganza is one of the most reliable vehicles out there with room inside to seat 5 in as much of or more comfort as Camry or Accord would provide.
I went from a Ford Taurus into a Leganza. The Leganza is easy to drive, almost like a toy car and has pickup and speed that I didn't expect. My one and only complaint is there is no armrest/support for your elbows. The console is too low to lean your arm on when you are driving and the seat seems to sit up too high (yes I have adjusted it every which way I can). Other than that the car seems to run like a top and I hope it will continue.
Bought my Leganza SX in August 2009 hoping that this sub-compact would be easy on gas like a typical asian-built car ( 2 liter , 4 cylinder ). I do lots of driving (short 30 minute highway drives multiple times a day) and the gas consumption is HORRIBLE , my friend with a Infiniti I30t (6 cyl) and a Mustang LX 5.0 v8 gets better mileage than this car !!!! This is NO Honda/Nissan or Toyota !!! The car "feels" cheap , mass-produced and frail. Handling is loose and sloppy and the motor/steering feels like it's laboring at higher speeds. All in all , like the old saying goes , "You get what you paid for" ; it's no wonder these used cars are cheap to purchase ! Expensive parts ! STAY AWAY !
I bought my car new in December 1999 from Madison Square Chrysler and Daewoo, Huntsville,Alabama. Over all I have had ok service out of it. Two problems Daewoos are experiencing and I had to pay for the repairs out of my pocket. 1)Fuel gauge quit working. Parts & labor $ 140.00 2) Brake Light Switch quit working. Car will NOT go into gear. Parts & labor $ 53.00 The main thing that owners are going to be upset about is RESALE VALUE!!! I have had it just over 2 years and have tried to trade it but I've been told (by car dealerships) that Daewoos DO NOT hold any value and no one wants a used one. SO BUYER BEWARE!!! YOU WILL HAVE TO EAT A LOSS IF YOU BUY A DAEWOO.
Okay, so when people think of Daewoo they think of microwaves. This car is so much better. It was the best $26000 I spent back in 01. I love the styling, I think it looks better than a Jaguar. And me, I'm a big girl and the seat fits. The stereo is lovely. I love the bass. The fuel economy is excellent too. It usually averages 22 combined. I love my Daewoo and I will never sell it. My baby's baby's will have this car. They need to bring Daewoo back. They are good looking powerful cars. I love this car!