Daewoo Lanos Reviews from Croatia

1998 Daewoo Lanos SE 1.4

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance170000 kilometres

Summary:

Cheap, reliable car

Faults:

Car was crashed totally three times and engine still running fine until today. Engine reliability is superb.

Front left suspension started to rattle.

Exhaust pipes are terrible. They rusted out every two years, they are not expensive though.

General Comments:

Car is generally reliable, cheap and non-attractive car. Engine is reliable. Parts are cheap.

It doesn't look spectacular, fuel consumption is pretty high.

Cabin is roomy, back seat is roomy, trunk is roomy.

It should have stronger engine for 1.2 ton car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th April, 2009

1997 Daewoo Lanos SE 1.5 SOHC

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.5 SOHC Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 kilometres
Most recent distance62000 kilometres

Summary:

Cheap and reliable

Faults:

Around 40000 km I have changed spark plugs and cables for them.

60000 changed all engine belts.

That's about all.

General Comments:

Car runs smooth all this time and I never had any problems with it except spark plugs which were replaced.

Handling is good on uneven surfaces cause of the soft suspension setup which is stock, but it lacks precision on flat surfaces. Brakes are OK, but they need to be warmed up before any hard braking, it takes about 2 or 3 stops to warm them up.

Comfortable, cheap and reliable, uses around 8L of gas per 100Km.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th December, 2004

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews