2000 Daewoo Lanos SE 1.6 from North America
Only buy this car if you enjoy spending all your time in the shop
Constant problems with the transmission - it is constantly having shift problems and it locks its self out on a regular basis.
My headlight wiring burned up and I had to replace it myself.
It took 3 months to get a replacement fuel filter which had to be replaced 2 times.
My air conditioning has consistently leaked and soaked the passenger side (front and back) of my auto. Not on one, but on at least 9 occasions.
I have gone to several different dealerships for repairs, and although it can be for the same problem, each shop will give me a different reason for the problem.
My tires were bald at 15 thousand miles.
My engine light is always coming on, yet the repair tech cannot seem to locate any problem.
It is also blowing oil from the exhaust, although I have been told a number of times by the tech that this is normal (yeah right).
I have not found one reason to recommend this car to anyone, except perhaps for the durable paint job.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th August, 2001
13th Jan 2002, 11:25
There was a recall on all Lanos Models manufactured between Dec. 1999-Nov. 2000. The wiring harness was located on the passenger side, underneath the carpet. When this got worn - of course the car had all sorts of problems related to the main wiring harness. They have now moved that harness to the side.
4th Dec 2004, 02:07
What do you expect when you buy a cheap foreign car with an automatic transmission?