2002 Daewoo Leganza LE from North America
Cheap until something goes wrong... and something will
Cam shaft position sensor is faulty, and at just over 40,000 miles, needed replacing.
Coolant leak developed at 65,000 miles, as well as an AC freon leak.
Head gasket, radiator and condenser need replacing at 70,000 miles.
Brake light switch needed replacing at 68,000 miles.
Plastic under windshield has buckled due to heat damage; typical with most of the Daewoo cars.
It seems like a deal because it is dirt cheap for low miles, but there is a reason for that. I kept having things break down at 50000 miles that I shouldn't have had a problem with until 100000 miles. Also, when those things do break, it takes a while for people to find parts for the car, so the repair is not only more expensive, but also delayed so they can get the parts shipped in.
Also, if you plan on moving and pulling a U-Haul trailer, you can't do it with this car. Since it was only manufactured for 3 years, there was never a hitch made for this car, so any hitch you get has to be custom made, which is very expensive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th August, 2010
4th Jan 2011, 14:55
OK problems will coolant or head gasket failure... I will say.. It's your duty to maintain proper coolant level & also draining old coolant at proper intervals... draining old coolant & installing a new one.. Increases the life of the cooling system of your car... never ever listen to what mechanics say... They recommend 50 50 ratio in cooling system... Crap...
Always use 75 or 80... 20 as the coolant ratio... Because coolant circulates in critical components of the cooling system.. It lubricates the water pump... Protects head gaskets... absorbs heat... So the one which does such a hard job should be more in your car... I use 80... 20 in my 11 year old Daewoo Matiz.. & trust me... In summers, if the car reaches the normal temperature, the low speed cooling fan instantly cools it.. & if the aircon is on.. then the temperature needle will fall down.. As the cooling fan runs at high speed... I have tested.. That & using it since almost 2 years.. Keep your radiator clean.. Always spray water once a month.. To keep it clean...
Daewoo cars are not worst or not made for 3 years.. It's just how you maintain it.. & how fresh you keep your fluids...