1988 Daewoo LeMans Racer 1.5 from Korea
Dependable, zippy, economic and enjoyable small car
Worn suspension ball joint.
Broken drive shaft protective rubber boot
Seats are not fantastic.
Rear hatch struts are worn.
This car handles very well on Korean mountain roads (which are like the Alps)
It is also quite zippy in Seoul traffic (that makes Paris look like the Nullabor Plain)
It gets very good fuel consumption.
Spares are cheap. Very Cheap. New drive shafts, ball joint and new brake pads and shoes came to equivalent of US$270. New air filter and various globes thrown in for free.
I was able to order a manual from the US (after I reasoned that it must have been sold their as a Pontiac. The Korean owners guide is comprehensive but in Korean.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd November, 2003