2002 Daewoo Lanos SE 1.4


The only thing that has gone wrong with the car in the two years I have owned it, is every time I start it lately, there is a lot of blue smoke for about 5 seconds, and also a very bad tapping noise comes from the engine until it gets warm. Haven't got a clue what it could be. Any ideas anyone?

General Comments:

This car is very good. I have had it for nearly over two years now, and not a thing has gone wrong with it, apart from the smoke when starting and the tapping noise.

The comfort is good on long distance runs. The suspension irons out any imperfections on our rubbish Irish roads. If I was to have a complaint about the suspension, it's that it's too soft. This shows when you want to take a back road in it; there is way too much body roll to give you any confidence to go fast.

The power is only average. I drive in Waterford city every day, and it's very fast in town, but that changes when you go onto a main road/motorway; you can hardly overtake, and if you're like me, as in you don't do slow driving, this is not the car for you; it's just too underpowered.

Also, if you are a very keen driver, you won't like the sloppy steering or the soft suspension.

Overall a good car, but not for the sporting driver.

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

Review Date: 10th June, 2013

11th Jun 2013, 23:02

Sounds like you have major issues with oil consumption, probably from burnt valves, which could also be related to the tappet noise. Do you service it regularly? Sorry, but I'm afraid it's terminal and not worth the car's value to fix it.

13th Jun 2013, 17:57

Hi, thanks for commenting.

Well I would service it every 7000 miles. The last service I got done consisted of oil/oil filter/air filter/fuel filter/spark plugs and an engine flush, and it still did not make a difference to the tapping or the smoke. What do you think I should do, get rid or try to fix it?