Daewoo Leganza Review from Serbia

1998 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.0i 16v petrol/LPG

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.0i 16v petrol/LPG Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance172000 kilometres
Previous carRover - Austin 200


Big comfy car, very cheap to own


Crankshaft pulley fell off the engine at 130,000 because it hadn't been changed at the 90,000 major service. 45$ fix, no damage to the engine.

Idle air control and throttle position sensor changed a few times, but the engine check light is still on, with no other symptoms. About 100$ total.

Expendables wear maybe too fast, but being cheap to change, ignore it.

Camshaft case cover gasket needs to be changed each oil service +5$.

135,000 - Power steering pump overhaul, 50$.

142,000 - Power steering pipeline leak, 30$.

150,000 - Exhaust repair, 50$.

162,000 - Steering cross shaft rust, overhaul was 30$.

General Comments:

Converted it to LPG first day I bought it. It has a very comfy cabin, yet the suspension is very hard and doesn't match the class.

Trunk could be bigger.

Its tall clearance is fine for bad surfaces and snowy conditions.

Running costs and spare parts are very cheap and the car is highly reliable. Never left me down; even when crankshaft pulley fell off the engine, I drove it safely to a local service center.

Cheap to buy, maintain, repair and drive.

Cruising speed can be up to 160km/h with decent consumption and noise level.

Air conditioning, electric seats, windows, R.W. mirrors and the rest of the equipment is doing a fine job, without a single fault, so far.

It has a GM bulletproof engine.

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

Review Date: 22nd December, 2012

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review