Daewoo Lanos Reviews from Puerto Rico

1998 Daewoo Lanos

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired43000 miles
Most recent distance179500 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

I will have it till I can't get parts

Faults:

My A/C went bad at around 100,000 miles.

Windows are very slow and the wipers also.

Had to change the water pump a couple of times.

General Comments:

Even after all this, it's a great second car and very reliable as well as gas economy savings.

It's not a Sunday car, but to go around to work and personal things, it's great.

It has a small oil leak, but for the miles and mileage, and so many drivers, imagine me, my wife, my daughter and son, what can you expect. And the roads and hills in Porto Rico are also there.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2009

2002 Daewoo Lanos 1.6

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance20 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Galant

Summary:

I won't buy a car like this anymore

Faults:

I obtained a 2002 Daewoo Lanos from a seller. At the beginning the car was running fine, but after 3 months the car started to have a problem.

The problem I have with my 2002 Daewoo Lanos is that after the car has been running for a while and I stop, turn the engine off, the antifreeze returns to the water reservoir and overflows. I have changed everything in the car that has to do with the cooling system (ie. thermostat, cooling fan, water reservoir and cap, clean radiator, including rectifying the valve cover and the engine block. The mechanics cannot explain why still have this problem.

Can anyone please assist me on how I can fix this problem, or what else I have to do?

General Comments:

The car is a good car, specially the air conditioner, which works like a champ.

On the road it works good, with good traction, and speed is no problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th April, 2007

31st Jan 2008, 20:14

Try a new raditor cap. If you're still having problems a new colder thermostat 180.

13th Jan 2009, 12:34

You may have air lock in your cooling system.

2000 Daewoo Lanos S Hatchback 1.4

Model year1999
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance63000 miles

Summary:

Only a good buy if it`s a Standard Transmission

Faults:

The sound equipment did not last three months.

Wind sounds from the windows.

At 40,000 miles, the boot from the Rack & Pinions started to make a loud sound. It happened when I took a hole, and at the same time I was turning the wheel.

The turning wheel to adjust the passenger seat broke up.

At 35,000 miles, the gas door started to get stuck.

At 50,000 miles, the air conditioner broke a internal seal and leaked the cooling gas. I spend $600, just to opened the compressor and applying a new seal.

General Comments:

If your interested in any car from Daewoo; has to be standard transmission. But, do not buyed without Power Steering.

I`m the first owner and paid $7,000 for the car. It was a great buy, considering that it was my first car. Because of the cheap and reliability of the car; I could go thru College without having to pay a car and getting myself more in debt with my law career. Now, I just bought my second car: a new Jetta (2005).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th September, 2005

1998 Daewoo Lanos SX 1.6 DOHC

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 1.6 DOHC
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10

Faults:

The power window is very lazy. The motor belts sounds like chickens in the hood.

General Comments:

It's a great car, runs very well at higher speeds and has an excellent air conditioning system.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 1999

19th Jan 2005, 03:58

With a 'lazy' power window, there is usually an easy solution.

Just get some silicone spray (Ordinary furniture polish will do the job almost as well), and apply liberally to the runners with the window down.

Operate the window a few times to work it in and then wipe away the excess.

Voila! Perfectly functioning power window!

1st Apr 2005, 18:25

Re the above comment, that's your "check engine", which signifies a problem with the emission control or engine control systems.

Don't know what "garage" you took it to, but if they were not able to figure out what this light was and why it was on, I would not go back there.

If you take your car to AutoZone, they will scan it for free and tell you what trouble codes are causing the light to come on.

For more info go to www.daewootech.net.

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 4 reviews