30th May 2007, 09:56

I have a 2001 Lanos with 43,000 miles. Only problem so far has been the thermostat housing broke (easily replaced), dome lite switch on driver side doesn't work. And finally, it howls from the front-end. Everybody tells me I need front wheel bearings. Does your car make a lot of noise? And why are the bearings so expensive on this car?

15th Aug 2007, 08:18

To the poster from Mar 27th...GM owns Daewoo Motors and currently have Daewoo vehicles in their lineup... Chevy Aveo is a rebadged Daewoo!! Take your car to a GM Dealer!!

16th Nov 2007, 17:06

Will the car actually turn over and start? (for just a moment)? If so, I have some advice.

22nd Feb 2008, 23:35

I have Daewoo Lanos 2000 1.6 stick shift. It has 86000 miles, I changed on it a couple of things: front wheel bearing, very cheap at the Chevy dealer, thermostat housing and some hoses, and it runs great. I don't know if the last owner changed the timing belt, so gonna change soon. I have had it since 3 years ago, and I have no complaints about it... runs well.

19th May 2008, 02:46

I am dumb founded... How in the world do you remove a 97 Lano's shifter head?. I've tried everything.. clockwise, counter-clockwise, pulling up and rotating, pulling up and rotating with a pair of tradesman's vice grips and poking it with a screw driver. Could anyone provide a fed up individual with an answer to this... IMPOSSIBLE task.

25th Sep 2008, 12:10


Like all the other negative reviews, I bought the car, a 2000 Daewoo Lanos S... a 4-door sedan, as it looked like a good deal with only 72,593 miles on the odometer and the body looked great and my ex-husband test-drove it and liked it.

Well, 4 months and 6,000 miles later, I cannot drive it without it overheating. I am seriously thinking about calling the finance company to come and get it and ride the bus to work.

I just drove it this morning and it drove good until I pushed the brake pedal and it started to overheat.

Before that, when I put my foot on the brake pedal and started to shift it I felt something in the gear shifter that was not there before.

Will call garage and see what they say.

Do NOT under any circumstances buy this car.

Buy a Toyota if you can. They are dependable, as my ex-hubby and our daughter and her brother-in-law have one.

27th Dec 2009, 22:08

I have a 1998 Daewoo Lanos with 150,000 miles on it. Well, the car's engine and transmission were rebuilt by GM under court direction at 56,000 miles.

Today the transmission just dropped all of its fluid over a quarter mile and stopped in a smoking mess. The unconnected engine was still merrily running. A week before the igniter failed and I foolishly bought a new one for $80 plus. Now I make the endgame decision, do I tow it to my home for $145 or sell the junker off on the spot. This car has not been a good - don't get near a used one - everything fails.

11th Feb 2010, 22:20

I have a 2000 Daewoo Lanos. Have had it for 4 years and about 26k miles (now has 66k). I love this car. It's a pain sometimes to get parts and such, and nothing is cheap. It's kinda like a Supra without the 300hp LOL. I do recommend this car!

13th Nov 2010, 23:29

I've had my Lanos for 6 years. I love my car, but today I found it started to miss, so I've pulled out the spark plugs to find they are drenched in oil. This is one of two things; either I have bad seals or the piston rings are gone... not sure what to do. Can anyone help???

15th Nov 2010, 00:49

Well no doubt you are having bad seals, but I will prefer you to examine everything once again. Get your engine flushed totally or the best way to get rid of sludge is use seafoam. I will recommend you to use seafoam properly with some guidance. That will solve your car problem totally.

21st Sep 2012, 22:33

I just got a 2000 Daewoo Lanos that only has 80,000 miles on it. All fluids have been checked, oil has been changed, new spark plugs and wires were just put in it, and I also fixed the camshaft sensor. It runs a little better, but even after replacing the camshaft sensor, the engine light is still on. What I'm trying to fix is the fact that when I push the brake and let off, it's like it wants to take off without me even thinking about touching the gas pedal. Any suggestions or thoughts?