2000 Daewoo Lanos

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Available in 4 styles:  2000 Daewoo Lanos 4dr Sedan shown
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$1,395–$2,995

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26 city / 36 hwy


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3.3 out of 5

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2 out of 3 people recommended this car.


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2000 Daewoo Lanos S Automatic

by Isle of Orphan Cars from San Francisco, CA | November 3, 2008

I bought this car brand new in 2000 and this is my review after 8 years of daily driving as the original owner. I have owned many vehicles in my life -- American, European, and Asian -- and the Lanos has been the most reliable of all those vehicles. In all this time, I have only had to pay for routine maintenance items -- oil/filter changes, new tires, new windshield wiper blades, and new brake pads. There have been NO mechanical problems or other failures of the vehicle. The Lanos uses a GM-built 4T40E automatic transmission, which is used in several other GM models and is smooth and reliable. It also uses a GM-engineered 1.6-liter double-overhead camshaft engine, with 4-valves per cylinder, producing 105 peak HP. The engine cruises smoothly and quietly at 65 MPH, and is efficient, yielding about 33 MPG overall. The standard power steering is nicely weighted, though perhaps just a bit heavy at expressway speeds. The brakes are nicely modulated and responsive. The build quality is impressive, with narrow and consistent gaps between the body panels. The Lanos, now discontinued, continues life in its new incarnation as the Chevrolet Aveo. The car does what it's designed to do well: It is a small, basic, efficient commuter, which is thoroughly reliable, fuel-efficient, and delivers good handling, ride, acceleration, and braking. Interior noise levels are decently muted, with the primary noises being wind rush and tire noise, rather than engine sounds. Cars like the Lanos are disappearing from the American market because of the ever-present push for "bigger, stronger, faster", which have caused subcompacts like the Corolla and Civic to become much larger, less efficient, and more expensive vehicles. That leaves a gap in the market, where there exists a segment of buyers who prefer small, low-cost, easy-to-park, fuel-efficient cars that perhaps don't inspire fantasies of neck-snapping accleration or impressive doughnuts on slick evening streets, but do otherwise successfully fulfill the need for comfortable and dependable transport with minimum maintenance costs.

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Worst car I have ever owned...

by Toyota Lover from Anywhere but where a Daewoo is | September 28, 2008

I have never seen a car so bad. I am calling the finance company to come and get it. It lasted 4 months and then started overheating after driving it for 5 minutes or so. The estimated repairs for this junker will probably total more than $700...which I am NOT willing to pay. That is why I either will call the finance company to come and get it or try to trade this pile of junk in on a good, reliable, dependable car like a Toyota or a Honda. I cannot drive it more than 5 to 10 minutes before it overheats. I refuse to pay for this trash. They can have it and find someone to buy it. Please, please...do NOT buy this car or any car made by Daewoo. They are absolutely NO GOOD and completely and totally UNRELIABLE and UNDEPENDABLE. Save your money and get a Toyota or a Honda...both are known worldwide for their high-quality and total reliability and dependability. I will never ever buy another Daewoo and you can take that to the bank!!!

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Great first car

by Sarah from Vermont | August 31, 2006

This car has been a great first car. It looks small but I've been able to move all my stuff back and forth to college very easily. Does need to have the timing belt and water pump replaced around 60,000 miles.

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