1998 Daewoo Lanos SE 1.4


Cheap, reliable car


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


Cheap and reliable


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