2002 Daewoo Lanos Sport 1.6L DOHC I4 from North America


Leather seats at 13,000? Wow!


-Nothing yet, except some minor wear and tear issues.

General Comments:

-This car is a terrific value! I don't know why so many people put down the car and the maker, including many automobile guides. I was hesitant at first about buying from Daewoo, but then I was instantly lured in by their terrific products.

-It could be that I just got lucky and got a good one, who knows!

-For a mere 13,000, you get a terrific sound system, air conditioning, and even standard red leather sport seats!

-Hopefully you'll get lucky like I did and you won't get a lemon. Get these great cars while they're still on sale in the US!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2002

17th Mar 2016, 18:41

If you paid $13K for your Lanos Sport (near sticker price) then it was a great deal -- for the seller. By late 2002 Daewoo had all but vanished from the US market, and leftover 2002 models were selling for a fraction of their MSRP.

Anyway, 13 years later now -- if you are still around -- how did your experience turn out?

2002 Daewoo Lanos Sport 1.6 DOHC E-TECH from Australia and New Zealand


Value for money with good performance


Front left headlight which is meant to be sealed has very bad condensation (water) in it.

Drivers seat has broken threads which look unsightly.

General Comments:

The Daewoo Lanos Sport has better than average power. I was surprised at the willingness of the engine to rev.

Anything under 3000RPM and the car is mediocre, but once it gets in the 3000-5500 rev range it really takes off.

Some people may find it a little noisy, but I actually like being able to hear the engine.

Fuel economy is not great for a car of this size. I average 10km/Litre, but tend to thrash it a little bit.

I did some serious research and test drove a LOT of cars in the price range and found the Lanos Sport to be the best value. I paid $16,990 AUD drive away which included power steering, windows, central locking, CD player, air conditioning etc.

The three years warranty and scheduled servicing was the deal clincher, although that is no longer being offered.

I have read a lot of bad reviews about this car, and don't believe that they are warranted. My girlfriend also has one and has done 50,000km's in hers.

All the problems I have had with the car (minor ones so far) are being rectified this week without any question from the dealer.

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

Review Date: 4th September, 2002

26th Jan 2006, 20:46

Great review. Be interested to know how the car is going if you still have it with some more kilometres on the clock.