1999 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.2 gas from North America

Summary:

This car is a lemon!

Faults:

The relay switch for the air condition went out 4 times. The last time it was re-wired straight to the fuse box.

The wire for the fuel pump shorted out and the fuel pump had to be replaced and the wire had to be re-wired. This was extremely costly.

The last thing to happen was the timing belt broke and now the valves are damaged as well as the head.

This process is extremely expensive and another problem is the parts are in short supply.

The leather seats have started to fray and this is done while using armor-all.

My car has been broke for 3 months and I'm still paying a note.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th August, 2003

17th Jan 2004, 21:30

I do not know all of the details of how your AC relay was bypassed, but I really cannot imagine how they could have safely done it. Again, I did not see the job, but you could have a HUGE fire hazard on your hands. You might be sending a very high current load through your AC on/off switch, which was not designed to handle it.

I am an electrical engineer. I think you should be very careful with this, and have it investigated further by somebody who truly knows about electricity. I am not taking anything away from mechanics, but unfortunately a lot of them really do not know what they are doing when it comes to electrical issues. I would not run the AC until you get this checked out.

11th Jan 2006, 15:10

Using Armor All will add to the deterioration of leather & vinyl - not prolong it. It makes the material look better, but it leads to premature breakdown of the material.

You'll probably never get anyone at Armor All to agree with this, so talk to a chemist :)

1999 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.2 from North America

Summary:

Horrible, will never buy another, some one should pay for making and selling these cars

Faults:

From day one it has cut off in route.

I have some type of emission problem that the dealer wouldn't fix the first week I bought it.

The sun roof leaks, and the roof fabric is already bubbling.

The starter and alternator went out within a month of purchase.

My right tire keeps strangely tearing and deflating.

The heater core went out has my carpet wet and stinky.

Now it won't start, no one knows why.

The dealer and the lender promised to get me out of the car that week, but the kept delaying, I missed work and other family members missed work trying to get me to the dealership. Unfamiliar with rules, I asked the dealer and lender should I stop driving the car until we made a transfer of collateral they said it was OK to keep driving the daewoo, but when my warranty ran out they said they could no longer help me after 2 months of promising to switch me out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st August, 2003

1999 Daewoo Leganza SE from North America

Summary:

Buyer beware

Faults:

Timing belt went at 58000 miles, bending the valves.

Brakes have been replaced twice.

Rotors were replaced 06/03.

Defogger usually doesn't work well unless you use the A/C at the same time.

Key sometimes sticks in the ignition.

General Comments:

Motor had to be replaced when timing belt went. Since company filed bankruptcy, it took many phone calls and threats of legal action to have a new motor ordered. Car was in the shop for 6 weeks.

Parts are available, IF you are willing to look for them.

Body damage? Might as well forget getting it fixed and find another vehicle.

Car does ride very well for the price.

Looks like a luxury sedan, but at a fraction of the cost.

Car has good speed and handles exceptionally well on corners, sharp turns, and fast stops.

Could be better on fuel mileage.

Depreciation will blow your mind.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th July, 2003

6th Apr 2004, 20:41

The original comment here is mine.

I still own this vehicle (April 6, 2004) and it desperately needs brake work again already!

There is a terrible rattling noise when you push on the gas pedal, which I'm told is a heat shield. It sounds awful and is quite embarrassing.

The key-less entry only works when you're less than 10 ft from the car and, often, you need to be closer.

After almost 5 years of ownership, and despite the problems, I have to admit to getting my money's worth out of the car. It still rides very well and comfortably.

Regardless, I wouldn't have another one if it were given to me.