I have a 2000 Daewoo Laganza. It's a nice car, but the parts support is very poor. I've repeatedly have had a problem with the check engine light that still is not resolved. In California that is a failure on smog check so most likely I will not be able to get this car re-registered this year. I tried to trade it in on a Volkswagen Passat, but the dealer wouldn't take. I was going to hand it down to my teenage daughter, but now I plan to donate it to charity. It seems a real shame for a car that new with only 50K miles. on it.
I bought my Leganza CDX in October of 2000. It is a great car and the biggest problem as mentioned in other posts is the fact that Daewoo Motors of America has folded, so parts are scarce. It is a shame that after 60K miles I will be looking for a trade, but these things happen. Too bad for Daewoo, a few more years of practice building the vehicles in America and they may have had a winner...
If you really want to get another Leganza, check out the Suzuki Verona, which is the current Leganza with Suzuki nameplate.
I been reading comments on this auto. I have a SE 2001. Letters I received have from this company going into receivership, assured me parts will be available for years to come, as GM has played a big role in this. I have had this car since 2001 and have not had any problems at all. None!! I live in North Dakota and we have harsh winters and my car is parked outside. We hit -44 degrees one night this winter and my car started right off as it always has on cold extreme nights. I am going to need to replace the belt soon and the part is readily available. Instead of blaming the car I think people may just have bad driving habits. Thanks.
My wife just got a recall letter for a bad cam sensor. check engine light comes on all the time. the car starts in our Minnesota winters. it rides pretty good, for being so cheap. You pay for what you get.
I bought a new 2001 Leganza SX with all the bells and whistles. My joy soon turned to anguish when I found out about the bankruptcy litigation by mail. Too bad my dealership pleaded the fifth on that little tidbit. I bought this car in Texas and stored it for two years before taking it out on the road. I received the recall notice for the camshaft situation and found another online concerning a passenger pillar in the structure and frame. Overall I have had no issues with this vehicle. I am now experiencing the parking brake light staying on forever and a day although the brake is disengaged. Just yesterday the flasher element malfunctioned which caused the turn signal on the left side to remain on and solid even after the ignition had long been turned off. Of course this morning the battery is dead. I am presently in search of a dealership in my area that will correct these two problems and send me on my way... without having to leave a leg or arm as payment. This is definitely a lesson learned. I will research carefully the next vehicle for recalls and vehicle durability prior to purchase. I appreciate the other comments on this vehicle.
I purchased my Laganza in 2001 and now have over 125,000 miles on it. I live in Pennsylvania and work in New York so I do a lot of traveling. It is a wonderful car, my biggest problem has been the brakes and the rims bending from simple pothole hits. It usually doesn't take too long to get parts although there was the time it took 2 weeks to get rear brakes and rotors. I have to replace the front brakes now (3rd time) yet I like my car and hope it last another 125,000 miles.
These cars are great and parts are readily available through GM and Suzuki dealerships. You can take your Daewoo to any GM dealership for service as well. This car has been badge engineered as the Suzuki Verona. If you look at some of the interior pics of the Verona, you will see some of the same components that is in the Leganza.
There is also a Daewoos user group at Yahoo and if you need a part or help with something they are quick to help out.
I bought my 2000 Daewoo Leganza in November of 2005, I have yet to drive the vehicle since I have owned it. There is some major electrical issues and no one around here including the dealer I bought this car from can figure out what is wrong. We replaced the alternator water pump and the battery and three sensors can anyone give me some advice? amberine Wisconsin.
Word to the wise: Don't by any vehicle whose engine can be damaged or destroyed purely as the result of a broken belt.
I have owned a used Daewoo for the past two years and have found this car to be OK so far. The recall on the camshaft sensor was handled well by a dealer; they were even nice enough to advise me on the camshaft timing belt and idlers (needing to be replaced about every 60000 miles). I would like to see a more detailed manual on line, one like the dealerships have. This would make it a lot easier to tell what parts you are looking for.
My girlfriend bought her Daewoo about a year ago. We were just friends when she bought it, but now I'm dealing with all it's problems. It's at 72,000 miles. About a month ago, I changed the brake light sensor, because the brake lights were "ON" all the time. Now the signal light switch needs replacing, because they no longer blink. I'm doing searches online to find the part, because none of the local parts stores have it (NAPA, AUTOZONE, ADVANCE). The check engine came on about a week ago and we're looking for a dealer to remedy the problem (I'm thinking it might be that recall problem). She now wants to get rid of it as soon as possible. No Complaints here! (JULY 22nd 2006)
I just purchased a 2000 Daewoo Laganza with 56k on it. The ABS light has already come on, but my mechanic said everything was fine.
My main concern now is the stereo has 'COD' on the LCD and it doesn't work. I think I need a password, but I'm not sure. Has anyone experienced this problem, and if so, can you offer any advice.
My email is email@example.com.
Thank you so much in advance.
Your car stereo is requesting a code. You can prob crack it relatively easily if you have a few hours to spare. Just keep punching the four digit possibilities until the radio works.
Got mine in no time flat.
Love the car hate the lack of service and parts available. Benefit?... I have become a fairly decent car tinkerer/mechanic as a ressult and previously was CLUELESS.