1998 Daewoo Leganza Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1998 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired9000 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles
Previous carMazda 626

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Best car we have ever had. The whole car is a real step up from the our previous Fords (awful build quality) and Mazda (good car).

The car has been reliable, comfortable and the climate control and leather seats are excellent. Also a pretty good standard stereo, add to that the excellent warranty and friendly dealers. I can see why Daewoo's market share is increasing while others are falling! Keep this up and they will have a customer for life.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2000

1998 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.0 from Germany

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance93000 kilometres
Previous carFord Scorpio

Summary:

Daewoo - never again

Faults:

Automatic gearbox broke 4 times in 3 years!!!

Waterpump had to be replaced because it was leaking.

For some reason the engine consumes nearly 2 liters of oil per 5000 km and they cannot find out why.

General Comments:

I have already had 6 different cars and this one really is the worst. Daewoo - never again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th September, 2000

4th Jan 2011, 14:35

You owned Romanian Daewoo... They built the worst quality... Original Daewoo's were made in Korea... Its sad that transmission broke 4 times... Probably the mechanic didn't know how to fix it!!!

1998 Daewoo Leganza SX 2.0 litre from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 litre Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance18000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Cordia Turbo

Faults:

Nil.

General Comments:

Has been very economical and has a good ride/handling compromise. The finish of the car was excellent from new and no rattles or noises have been heard after 18000 kls. The service has been good and running costs have so far been very low.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2000

1998 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.0i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.0i petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10

Faults:

1) In first week, an electrical fault caused a total power loss. I coasted to the roadside, called the AA (membership of which is included in the deal), who fixed the problem and had me mobile again within the hour.

2) Starting problems turned out to be caused by a faulty ignition key transponder. Using the spare key until a replacement arrived fixed the problem.

3) Drivers door electric window stuck 1/2 way up (had to be closed by hand). Repaired by Daewoo.

General Comments:

Overall, the best car I've ever owned. The whole warranty deal is to be applauded, in that it demonstrates a confidence in their product not shown by many car manufacturers. All of the problems mentioned above occurred within the first few weeks, and were quickly rectified (with courtesy car provided in the interim). Problem free driving since then.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th April, 1999

8th Jan 2003, 06:35

I would be interested to know whether the driver of this car is still as happy as they seem to be in this entry. My experience of Daewoos seems to say that once they are out of warranty, you're stuffed BIG TIME!

20th May 2006, 08:02

All this happened in the first week?!

1998 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.2 DOCH (D-Tech) (2.0 to euro from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.2 DOCH (D-Tech) (2.0 to euro
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10

Faults:

BPD sensor afters 2000 miles. Check-engine lit up at higher engine rates. Sensor was replaced. It took two days for the engineers to find the problem. They said it was a hard job. Everything all right for already a small year.

General Comments:

Great car. Very good value for money. Nice GM engine (Holden). I had a Chevy Beretta before this car. This car is better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 1999

1998 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.0
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10

Faults:

Driver's front headlight leaking.

General Comments:

Automatic version is a dream to drive, I believe that the engine for the size and weight of the vehicle is slightly underpowered. The comfort and general ride, road holding and sound proofing are excellent. Leganza is excellent value for money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 1999

1998 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10

Faults:

When new (May 1998) the climate control worked in reverse ie cold = hot & hot = cold!! Daewoo put it down to a wrong servo motor being fitted during manufacture.

I currently (Jan 1999) have a headlamp that is full of water and an oil leak on the cam cover, I await parts!

General Comments:

Although I have experienced a couple of niggly faults, Daewoo have been helpful without fault, ie I was given a loan car (summer 98) for a 2 week driving holiday while the air con was fixed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 1999

1998 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong.

One damaged front spot light due to large stone hitting the glass.

General Comments:

The car is an automatic and is a delight to drive, the climate control is excellent I would certainly buy another one.

My biggest complaint is that filling with petrol is slow compared with previous cars.

No protection covers for front spot (fog) lights.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 1998

1998 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.2 16v d-tec petrol from North America

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.2 16v d-tec petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

Best car I've ever known for its size. I have owned Mercedes 190D, MB 560 SEL, Volvo 760, Volvo 540, Mercury Marquis, Mercury Cougar V6 (25th Silver Anniversary Edition) and NONE compares to my new 1999 Leganza for its quality and value! I strongly recommend this car to anyone seriously considering to buy a new car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th October, 1998

1998 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.0 16v d-tec i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v d-tec i petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I think this is the best car I have ever driven. I had a 5 Class BMW and E-Class Mercedes, but nothing like this.

As I crashed my Mercedes I bought this car just till I buy some new car (I wanted Volvo) but now I'm sure I will keep it. As I bought all options that Daewoo gives I found it just enough for a car of that price. Wooden cover and Leather seats give you a good sense of comfort. The manufacturer says that car's max. speed is 205km/h, I driven it at 215km/h. I think this car could be a serious pretender to take Opel Omega's or even Mercedes E-Class place only if it had: 1) Stronger engine (2000cc and 136hp is not enough).

2) Onboard computer.

3) Side air-bags.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th August, 1998

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 21 reviews