2001 Daewoo Lanos S Special Edition 1.4 from UK and Ireland
An absolute bargain
No problems so far.
The car is great. It looks good and the drive is very smooth. Seats are far more comfortable than my previous car (a Ford Escort). Acceleration is better than I thought it would be for this price range.
The only problem I have encountered was not with the car, but with Daewoo's head office. The head office has a communication problem with its dealers.
Back in July I test drove a Lanos and later went on to order the Special Edition 5 door version.
I asked my dealer about it being a Limited edition, was there any restriction on colour availability. His reply was no, you can choose any colour including metallic or mica finishes, usually a chargeable extra.
I choose Pacific blue in mica finish and the order was supposedly accepted.
Two weeks after I was supposed to have taken delivery, I had not heard from Daewoo. I phoned them to be told that the car had been despatched and that they would look into it and get back to me. Later I received a call saying that the colour was unavailable.
I was given a run down of available colours and so chose again. Again the order was accepted. One week later exactly I got another call to say this colour was unavailable.
I was told only 2 colours were left, I chose what I thought was the better of the 2 and 2 days later I got a call to say the car was ready.
Despite all this I would like to say that the dealer could not have offered a better service, the problem was all down to head office.
The car is a bargain and I would recommend it to anyone.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th September, 2001