Daewoo Leganza Review from Norway

2001 Daewoo Leganza SX 2.0

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired63000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carSubaru Legacy

Summary:

Reasonable, reliable and well equipped, but a bit 'plain'

Faults:

Replaced front right shock absorber at 80,000 KM.

Replaced parts for ABS brakes at 70,000 KM.

General Comments:

I have had my Leganza for somewhat more than a year, and it has really given me good value. The main problem with it seems to be the low second-hand value, but since I bought it used that was in my favor. To get a equivalent European or Japanese car at that price, I would have had to buy a car 3-4 years older with higher mileage.

The only real problem I have had is that the ABS was interfering with the braking, no matter how good the road grip was, so I had to remove the fuse to drive safely without the ABS active until I could have it fixed.

My only complaint is that the Leganza is not very exciting, and Daewoo has a low status here. I would like to have something fancier, but have let my common sense win in the case of my choice of car, and get my kicks on my motorcycle instead.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th April, 2009

4th Jan 2011, 15:14

Hmmmm.

If the car is running great.. except.. front suspension.. & ABS... Well buying a second hand car will always gonna give you some pain... But these are just minor repairs... & why do you have trade the car or feel the car doesn't have much value... When the car itself is reliable... keep the fluids fresh... Under the hood...

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review