31st Oct 2001, 15:29

My family and I own (1) 99 Leganza CDX (about 58000 miles) and (1) 99 Nubira SE (87456 miles). I just bought 2001 Leganza CDX four month ago. They run flawlessly and I have not have any problems so far. And the prices are good. Maybe the car you have is the 1 in a million defective one? Like every other brand of cars. That's why they have the Lemon Law,

30th Sep 2002, 00:23

I bought a 2001 Daewoo Leganza last October, during the first 6 months I have had 2 transmission leaks, and 2 oil leaks, I also have surface rust on my car, which the dealership does not help with any of my problems. I also have that rattle in the front of my car, I have taken the car to four different dealerships and they have been unable to locate it. I too had a cavalier before this car, and I agree with you I miss mine too, there is a reason why Chevrolet is still in business, and Daewoo isn't. By the way if any other Daewoo owners had the rattle in the front of their car and got it fixed, please inform the rest of us as to what it is.

17th Oct 2002, 19:00

Just something I noticed: If the A/C fluid is disappearing, I'd say that that is the 1 unidentified leak. If the dealer can't figure out what it is, then I support the decision fully to not go back. Good job!

8th May 2003, 15:41

I bought a 2000 Daewoo Leganza in 2001. The vehicle had 3 miles ran like a cheetah on it and I loved it. It's now 2003 and my entire braking system has gone out, the radio completely crashed, the heater puts out a gas like smell my oil just started leaking profusely and my warranty was canceled before I had a chance to see any potential problems. Call it what you want, but as far as luxury goes I hope it not impressed.

2nd Sep 2006, 12:28

I agree totally. Too bad my older daughter does not understand that.

30th Sep 2006, 09:52

My daughter (19 years old) has a 2000 Daewoo Leganza which she bought at the age of 16. I do all maintenace on the car. I just change oil regularly, replaced the cam sensor and I need to replace the valve cover gasket because of a leak. The car is GREAT! She does 99% stop-and-go in town driving and that car has had very few problems. She just recently told me of a rattling problem in the front and I identified it as the link that connects the sway bar to the lower control arm. I have the part on order ($23.00). Not a bad car at all for the price.

16th Oct 2006, 13:31


I have a dawoo lanos 2000, and I want to know how to change the transmission oil.


16th Jul 2007, 23:32

Can't believe people are actually defending daewoo... And getting offended about bad comments??? They are junk and went bankrupt for a reason. Yes, I have one and it is the first car I've ever seen to spring a major oil leak at 50k miles. Heater went out at 30k miles. A/C has always worked fine, but it's had many other smaller problems. Clear coat peeling off the doors. Many bad sensors and electrical parts. Metal coating peeling off of the plastic door handles inside and slicing your hands like razorblades. Can't blame any of the people that didn't want to pay $1000 for mine.

9th Sep 2007, 14:33

Last I checked, there was a Daewoo dealership around the corner from me. That doesn't sound like "belly-up". Having just gotten rid of a 1995 Dodge Caravan that literally rusted apart, I am looking forward to the used 2001 Daewoo I just purchased.

I did take it to my mechanic before signing the dotted line. He said mechanically it was as sound as any other 2001 vehicle out there with 60,000+ miles on it. Each make and model of vehicle is going to have its pluses and minuses - it all depends on how well the owner cares for their vehicle.

26th Nov 2007, 21:50

I have an 03 Leganza. The heat went out a year ago. The air works great. I've had a mechanic tell me it could be the thermostat, yet it isn't running hot at all. I thought if the thermostat needed replacing it would run hot. He said not necessarily. BUT he wasn't sure that was the problem. Does anyone have any ideas what it could be? I really hate to put the money out on a new thermostat to find out, it didn't fix it.

20th Mar 2008, 10:47

I am just fixing to purchase a 2000 Daewoo Leganza. I test drove it and love it so far. I think if you treat the car bad then it will give up on you after a year or so but if you drive it like you're supposed to, then you shouldn't have any problems right? I hope not!!! Can some one tell me if I should or really shouldn't get the car...Please!

27th Mar 2008, 14:51

I bought a 2001 Daewoo Nubira with 48,256 miles. I did the car lot's advertising photography and they were trying to sell is for $5600... needless to say it sat on the lot for 6 weeks. They then offered it to me for 2000, because it was costing more money to keep it than to replace it with a good car. I jumped on it! There was a big dent in the oil pan like the previous owner had hit a boulder after jumping the car at 100mph, but it wasn't leaking badly.

Anyways, since then, the lower control arms went bad costing me $750 plus 4 new tires. The wires going to the driver door have mostly split in half, so I can't use my windows or the auto lock. I can't find an air filter anywhere.

BUT, I have 126,866 miles on it today and am completely satisfied with the purchase. If I have to spend more than 1000 in irregular maintenance I will have to scrap it, but until then I couldn't be happier. 22mph city, 27-30mph highway.

14th Apr 2008, 19:16

I have a 2000 Daewoo Laganza and the check engine light is on. I got it checked and it says system too lean; does anybody know what that means?

28th Jul 2008, 15:26

I have a 2000 leganza CDX that I will have had for 2 years in Oct. It had around 60,000 miles on it when we got it, and it's at about 90,000 now. I love it. It gets great gas mileage... on the highway we can average about 120 miles for every quarter tank. The only major problems we've had with it was hitting a deer, which obviously isn't the cars fault, and having to replace the alternator about a month after we got it, but the dealer took care of that. Aside from these problems, it's just been routine maintenance. This is definitely the best car I have ever owned... especially with gas prices what they are.

31st Oct 2008, 10:53

EVERY car maker company has their ups and downs. I'm thinking the reason why a lot of people are having problems with these cars is because they are foreign. And the majority to dealerships that do not handle foreign cars cannot operate on them. Most foreign cars are built to last. I have a 2000 Daewoo Leganza and it runs just fine. My thermostat almost went out but ever since then, just fine. I get about 20mpg and even more on highway.