2001 Daewoo Leganza SX 2.0 from Norway


Reasonable, reliable and well equipped, but a bit 'plain'


Replaced front right shock absorber at 80,000 KM.

Replaced parts for ABS brakes at 70,000 KM.

General Comments:

I have had my Leganza for somewhat more than a year, and it has really given me good value. The main problem with it seems to be the low second-hand value, but since I bought it used that was in my favor. To get a equivalent European or Japanese car at that price, I would have had to buy a car 3-4 years older with higher mileage.

The only real problem I have had is that the ABS was interfering with the braking, no matter how good the road grip was, so I had to remove the fuse to drive safely without the ABS active until I could have it fixed.

My only complaint is that the Leganza is not very exciting, and Daewoo has a low status here. I would like to have something fancier, but have let my common sense win in the case of my choice of car, and get my kicks on my motorcycle instead.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th April, 2009

4th Jan 2011, 15:14


If the car is running great.. except.. front suspension.. & ABS... Well buying a second hand car will always gonna give you some pain... But these are just minor repairs... & why do you have trade the car or feel the car doesn't have much value... When the car itself is reliable... keep the fluids fresh... Under the hood...

2001 Daewoo Leganza SE 2.2L from North America


This car is awesome!


I have replaced the catalytic converter pipe twice, only because the flex piece fell apart.

I've only had to replace the brake pads once.

General Comments:

Everyone thinks that you can't get parts for Daewoos. YOU ARE WRONG! You can get parts through Daewoo themselves at www.daewoous.com. Believe it or not, Daewoo makes the parts for Suzukis! I found this out recently. You can go to your local Suzuki dealer. My Leganza uses the same parts as the Suzuki Forenza, the engines in them are virtually the same, the only difference is the Daewoo version is slightly bigger. Any part I have needed for my Leganza I've gotten with no problem and cheap as well.

My Leganza is often mistaken for a Lexus or Infiniti!

My Leganza is a 5 speed and is very snappy, even in 5th gear.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th May, 2008

2001 Daewoo Leganza CDX from North America


A piece of trash


First of all, I had to have the brakes fixed at 31,000 miles.

Next, I had to have an oil leak fixed.

The air conditioner has gone out and I was told it is the compressor.

Now, the whole dashboard is coming unglued and is flipped up on top where the vents are and they have popped out.

General Comments:

I do not feel there is any way I could sell or trade this car and get the value I should.

The interior of the car gets extremely hot during the summer and winter, thus the problem with the dashboard coming unglued.

The seats are hard and uncomfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd August, 2007

4th Aug 2008, 09:20

Hell yeah but trade-in it won't be much, but the best day of your life haha.

I'm thinking about trading mine in, but the thing is that it was pretty much a gift, so yeah I have to think hard about that.

2001 Daewoo Leganza SE from North America


Nice little car


Check engine light comes on frequently. I have not yet found the cause the problem.

General Comments:

Runs well and smooth otherwise.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th January, 2005

7th Aug 2005, 00:37

So far I have had no problems.

1st Nov 2006, 14:42

We had a Leganza for five years. It was a great car until it hit 130,000 miles and then it was all downhill. The water pump went out and we had a hard time replacing the part. Once we did, it went out again. Then it developed an oil leak. Then the windshield wiper motor failed and the mechanic could not find a replacement. The oil leak was beyond repair as no mechanic in my region could locate the correct part, and besides that, what parts could be had were too expensive to purchase. It was a fantastic car, but if you have one and it hits 130,000 miles, watch out.