2001 Daewoo Lanos

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2001 Daewoo Lanos

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Available in 3 styles:  Lanos 2dr Hatchback shown
Asking Price Range
$955–$5,459
Estimated MPG

26 city / 36 hwy

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4.0 out of 5

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6 out of 6 people recommended this car.


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    1-6 of 6 reviews

Not a Civic or Corolla but still decent

by Mr Zaff from NJ | December 25, 2011

My Lanos is definitely okay. I bought it new and it's been reliable and hasn't been too much trouble but I have had to replace parts I've never had to replace in any other car I've ever owned. (wheel bearing, tie rod end, stablizer bar link, a/c condensor) All this by 60k, I've had other cars go 200k without these parts being changed. Since everyone says these cars need timing belt changed, i had it and water pump done at 60k. This is a problem because apparently it's very hard to do. The mechanic had car for a long time, and it took about four tries until they got it right. Now I'm still not sure it's done right... so I kind of wish I bought a car with a timing chain, not a belt. The thermostat housing is made of plastic so they break and leave you stranded. Very poor design! Now I carry a spare. The Lanos handles okay, is easy to park and I LOVE a hatchback! I picked up our new dishwasher in the Lanos, and I've had my bike back there many times. Personally I think the gas mileage is very dissapointing for such a small car! There's also a very poor range, maybe 200 to 250 miles before i have to fill it again. Our other car (Honda Civic) gets MUCH MUCH better mileage, maybe 10-12 miles more PER GALLON. Plus the Civic gets almost 500 miles out of a tank, but it holds two gallons more than the Lanos. My inlaws borrowed it for a while when their car was broken and they said they were very impressed. So all in all, it's no Honda but it's definitely okay!

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small but mighty

by newmex575 from new mexico | September 21, 2011

I have had this car for about 2 years now i never thought i would ever drive a hatchback. but i cant complain the car is a little bit on the small side but i love it..its a very cute and trustworthy car..i have never had any serious problem with the car..i have had to replace the timing belt @ 80.000 miles a new water pump and a couple seals or what not..always had oil, trani oil changes done on time..i must say i am very impressed with this little car it has plenty of power for a tiny lil thing. goes 0-60 in about 7 sec i have done some work to the motor but if u ever get a deawoo u will be happy with your choice..GO DEAWOOOOOO!!!!!:)

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Very Reliable Car

by Daewoos! from South Dakota | June 5, 2008

I owned a 2001 Daewoo Lanos 2 door hatchback which was a very reliable car. I did get in a minor accident for this car and parts were easy to find for it. Pros: More reliable than you might think, comfortable front seats, styling while not the best was better than other small affordable cars, decent acceleration, excellent handling. Cons: Never felt very safe, very thin doors, interior design, cupholder placement, skateboard ride, fuel economy was not greatest but still not bad!

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Attractive and very dependable car.

by Single Mother of Teenager Driver from Springfield, MO | September 5, 2007

We purchased this vehicle about 3 years ago. Is has never failed to be dependable. We have only had to replace an oxygen sensor and rotors and brakes, due to mistake of tire company who tightened the lug bolts too much and stripped out the hub. It is small, but has very ample front leg room. I am very disappointed that Daewoo Car Manufacturing is no longer in business. However, I have always been able to purchase parts for the car. I would highly recommend this car to anyone, and by the way, the car gets close to 37-40 miles per gallon on the highway. My greatest complaint is that the cup holders are too small.

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GREAT LITTLE CAR

by WESA from LOUISVILLE, KY | July 24, 2007

I GOT THIS CAR WITH 4000 MILES ON HER AND SHE WAS DOING 90 ON A LONG STRETCH OF HIGHWAY AND SHE WASNT EVEN BREATHING HARD. GREAT GAS MILAGE, VERY DEPENDABLE.

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cheap to own and drive

by practical driver from wny | April 23, 2007

Simple parts are easier to find now than in 2004. Use other tires than Hankook. Or definetly use performance tires for a little trade off in better handling.(not much but it needs it)

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