The history of the Daewoo car manufacturing company dates back some time ago, but Daewoo made their debut in the United States of America in 1999 with three different models of cars, the Lanos, Nubira and Leganza. The Daewoo cars have had their share of positive and negative reviews over the last few years, leading us to wonder just what a Daewoo has to offer potential drivers and whether these cars are worth purchasing used. The reviews that are discussed in this article are based on the models ranging from the years 1999 thru 2002.
Some reviews of the Daewoo Lanos have been both positive and some negative. To start with, most people seem to agree on the positive features the Lanos offer, including the great gas mileage and low end sticker price. Most say that for the money you pay you get a great in town car that is very fuel efficient. Although compact, this car has been said to offer great handling and decent power for a smaller engine and many love its sportier looking body style. Some negative comments made about the Lanos have been that the car does not go very fast, with the average top speeds maxing out in the 90-95 mph range and that replacement parts for these cars can be quite expensive.
The reviews of the Daewoo Nubira seem to be pretty equal when it comes to positives and negatives. Most people love the look of the Nubira saying it looks like a higher end vehicle with a lower end price tag. A lot of people brag about the interior of the car being spacious and comfortable. The gas mileage is once again raved about right along with the Lanos. Some complaints have been that the exterior paint is not the best quality therefore chipping, pealing and scratching easily and the horn is very quiet and was even compared to sounding like a toy. Again, parts for this car are expensive and difficult to replace.
And lastly, the Leganza reviews are overall pretty positive. The Leganza is said to offer all the benefits of a luxury car without the luxurious price tag. This car reportedly handles very well on the road and gas mileage, again with the Leganza, continues to be one of the best features of the Daewoo cars. As for negatives, the interior is said to be made a bit cheaply and that the seats are a little uncomfortable. Also worth mentioning, there have been complaints about the availability of finding inexpensive parts for these cars as well as the two previous cars discussed.
If you are looking to purchase a used Daewoo I think that there are a lot of benefits to be enjoyed. Great gas mileage is always a plus in a car especially with the way gas prices are fluctuating. As long as you understand that with a lower price tag you cannot always expect to have the same features that you would get in a higher priced model car. Sometimes you get what you pay for. I think that it's all a matter of personal preference and what may be important features to some may not matter as much to others. Knowing exactly what you are looking for in a car will help you determine if a used Daewoo is for you.