2000 Daewoo Leganza SX 2.2


Good bargain, given the level of comfort and performance


Notice that there is no thermostat for the air-conditioner. This is a standard feature in all Asia cars. The absence of thermostat will make the compressor work non-stop, which can result in short component life.

General Comments:

Handling of the car is great!

However, there is certainly room for improvement in noise insulation.

Fuel consumption is economical too. One liter of petrol can go up to 10.5km, even when traveling in slow traffic of 50km/h.

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

Review Date: 16th April, 2001

31st Aug 2001, 22:41

As to your comment on the A/C compressor. It has been our experience that the constant start and stopping of compressors causes more wear than leaving it run continuously. This keeps the lubricant in the system evenly distributed. I have asked several HVAC techs where I work and the compressors with the least problems are those that are running all the time.

The big reason they start and stop the compressor in the other cars is to improve A/C on fuel economy. Most A/C systems will last at least the first 4 to 5 years of the car whether or not it runs continuously.