2002 Daewoo Lanos 1.6 from North America


Very good for the money


Replaced cassette player at dealer's expense. Small tear on fender is hard to fix. Finish appears to be a cloth covering, not paint which is easier to replace.

General Comments:

Car delivers 26 mp gallon. Runs briskly. Very good pickup. AC is slow getting up to speed. Seats were a little hard for us. Put foam cushions over them.

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Review Date: 3rd March, 2005

2002 Daewoo Lanos 1.6 liter from North America


Cheaply built, but still pretty good


I had it for a year then I sold it to buy something better at the time.

No problems ever occurred.

General Comments:

This car is a great car for its low price tag.

It is very quick and fuel efficient. Passengers and cargo tends to slow down the light car.

It lacks very much refinement even for an economy car.

It is not the most physically appealing car.

It can make long hauls and long trips very quick and easy.

Its thin doors and general body lets in a lot of noise.

I would be very afraid to get into an accident in this car, I hit it with a shopping cart once and left a huge dent in the door. Hail damage can really tear it up.

Very good for a point a-to-point-b-car.

Weather has little affect on this car. Starts in the cold and runs even in the heat of the desert.

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Review Date: 10th February, 2005

9th Aug 2005, 11:59

I found the daewoo lanos to be very reliable. Six months ago I was in an accident where my daewoo went off the road due to gravel, and rolled my car it was somewhat dented in from being upside down, the only other damage was dents on the sides of the car and a broken windshield. Not even a light was broken. My sixteen year old sister and I walked out of the accident with not even a scratch. The car saved my life.

8th Mar 2006, 21:04

"I would be very afraid to get into an accident in this car"

Don't be!

I owned a Daewoo Lanos Hatchback Sport... it crashed slam into a wall at around 60mph (no signs or street lights on a sharp turn). I totaled it (stepped on breaks too hard- no ABS!), but got out without a scratch! (was wearing a seatbelt of course!). Extremely safe!!! Also, it's not always a bad sign if a car dents easily. It means the outside takes most of the shock before it gets to the more important parts (you!). Look it up!

I did get another one, a Daewoo Lanos Sedan (they're just so cheap!). Long trips are a breeze! The only problem I've had so far is a busted thermostat housing after 3 years of ownership (exploded- unfortunately made out of PLASTIC). At first, parts were difficult to find (pre GM takeover), but it isn't too difficult now. If a dealer/supplier/etc. tells you they're having trouble getting a part- shop online, it's cheaper and there is a much larger selection!

Overall, a great little car. Loads of room, fabulous fuel economy, and especially safe.

Hope this helps! :)

2002 Daewoo Lanos from Australia and New Zealand


Gets you from A to B cheaply


The dashboard cracked after only 6 months, but was replaced by the dealer.

There was a problem with the compressor in the air con; this was also replaced.

Then there was a problem with the relays. Daewoo would not replace it for 2 months, but the dealership gave me a car to use while they were waiting for the part. In the end they had to take the part out of another model so I could have my car back.

General Comments:

I love the car! It's zippy, great on fuel and reliable. It helps that I have 3 years roadside assistance and factory warranty for 3 years. I paid 13,990 drive away. The metallic paintwork was thrown in as well as headlight covers. I have also travelled long distance in it, and it went like a dream.

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Review Date: 26th June, 2004

22nd Jan 2007, 12:52

I know- isn't it great! I am a college student, and I take it to school and back- 16 hour drive- it's such a great little car! :)