2001 Daewoo Lanos S from North America


Not a good buy at all unless you buy it for really cheap and low mileage


Daewoo declared bankruptcy. I bought the car for $6,800, and two months later, the car's price dropped in the $2,000 range.

The brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced and all the parts had to be specially ordered for a lot more money. OK... spent more money on the parts, but then they didn't fit! My car has parts from all different kinds of Daewoos on it, so much that I can't tell which brake pads and rotors will fit.

The car is very dentable. It just takes a little tap by another car door for the car to be permanently scarred.

Thermostat under the hood is made of plastic and the heat made it melt.

While the air conditioning is on, the car accelerates very slowly and jumps a little.

General Comments:

Great on gas!

I call it my little speed racer!

Never have an engine problem.

Good on oil.

Perfect car for light to moderate driving.

Very easy handling.

Good cold air conditioning and hot heater.

It's roomier on the inside than it definitely looks!

Very comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd September, 2004

2001 Daewoo Lanos SE 1.4i from UK and Ireland


Reasonable price,reasonable car


Central locking will only un-lock, it won't lock this happened in are first year of owning the car.

New front tyres after two years.

New front brakes after 23000 miles.

Black bumpers and mirrors have faded.

Rear mirror fell off.

General Comments:

Car looks good and still looks modern after 3 years of motoring.

Slow up hills, but likes the motorways.

Fuel is good on log journeys, but poor mpg when going to work and back.

Comfort is reasonable with some nice simple extras eg power steering and air bags.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th April, 2004

2001 Daewoo Lanos S SPECIAL EDITION 1.4 from UK and Ireland


A horror to drive


Front suspension creaky and suspension is generally unstable.

Rear lights filled with water when vehicle was washed.

Brakes fail to slow car in an acceptable time even though replaced and checked by Daewoo dealer.

General Comments:

A very unstable car that feels like you have jelly for suspension and thin air for brakes.

The car looks good, but looks cannot make up for safety!.

After approx 11000.00 miles I had my second service which was done by Daewoo.

On my way to the service my brakes failed. The front pads had worn down so much they were almost non existent.

£100.00 For front pads and I still do not get good braking. Also both front tyres needing replacing again at 11000.00 miles. The daewoo dealer failed to tell me that this was because the tracking had gone.

Had the tracking done at an independent garage and the car was driving well again for about a month.

After this month the car seemed to have a mind of its own. Occasionally it feels like my rear wheels are leaving the road and I get flashed by drivers behind me.

Had car checked over recently to be told that there are no problems.

I have driven cars up to 12 years old and felt safer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th February, 2004

2001 Daewoo Lanos SE 1.6 from Bahamas


Needs better idling while air conditioning is on


The electrical system is giving me headaches. I have purchased about 100 fuses - they keep blowing.

First it was the air conditioning compressor, then it was the blower relay, then it was the radio, then the fog lights - that are not even installed.

Now, the ECG and fuel fuses are the new kids on the block.

I have gone through more tires that any one I know.

And those spark plug cables break so easily. The heat from manifold cause them to break down, and they just pop off and you have to muscle the stump from in between the manifold.

I do not like the sound of the engine. My mechanic says it is due to the low circulation of oil throughout the engine block.

Other that that, it is a good car - sarcasm...

General Comments:

Overall a good bargain for the price, but as a good friend once said to me...

Good, fast, cheap - choose two, you can't have three...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th December, 2003