2000 Daewoo Lanos I4 1.6L
Garbajo, don't buy it
The only thing that went wrong with the car was the timing belt, which was outrageously expensive to fix, a huge portion of what I bought it for, because the valves had been bent because of it, and so a large portion of the engine was ruined. This made it clear to me this car was not worth it.
When I got it at the used car lot, I spent only about $3200. I don't think its even worth that. I actually think the car had been in an accident before I got it, which may be the reason why when I drove it at 80 it felt very very unsafe. Driving it at 80mph, it started rattling and put much too much stress on the engine even though its only 80mph!!! The car overall feels extremely cheap, sitting in it, driving it, steering it, etc... It was as if Daewoo made some kind of crazy bet on whether or not they could produce a sellable car, while spending only about $100 for production, including labor.
The only good thing about the car was how cheap it cost me and the fuel economy. it was almost worth the money if the timing belt had not broken.
I got into an accident with my Volkswagen Golf, and I only got about $3600 from insurance. this looked like a good deal, but now I realize I would have much rather bought a better car with more miles. Now I am glad to have gotten rid of that car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 18th February, 2006
19th Feb 2006, 10:52
80 MPH is not slow. A car of that size has a harder time handling high speeds. You make it sound as if you were driving 35...if this review is authentic.
19th Feb 2006, 21:55
Well, you pretty much have to expect that a 6-year-old Daewoo for $3,200 is not going to be like driving a BMW. Even brand new, these are only meant to be a cheap runabout, which is fine as long as you recognize that limitation. If you needed cheap transportation, that's one thing, but just realize that you're not buying a fast, smooth riding luxury car. Remember that it's intended purpose is simply to get you from A to B with no frills, and not at high speeds.