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2000 Daewoo Lanos

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Hatchback
5 Seats
31 MPG
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Vehicle Overview
The front-drive Lanos, the smallest, least-expensive model from Korean automaker Daewoo, is a carryover from last year except for a shorter roster. The SX two-door hatchback is gone, leaving S and SE models for that body style, and the four-door sedan loses its SE version, leaving S and SX models. Daewoo (pronounced "day-woo") entered the U.S. market in fall 1998 and now has more than 200 sales outlets in 42 states. Daewoo also is selling cars through its Web site and "campus advisers" — college students who recruit fellow students as first-time buyers. The company promises a no-haggle sales approach in which its cars are sold at suggested retail.

Interior
Hatchback or sedan, Daewoo says the Lanos holds five passengers, though that seems a stretch given the modest size of these cars. The trunk on both holds 8.8 cubic feet, and the split rear seatback folds for additional cargo space. All models have a standard cassette player, and the SX sedan adds a CD player. Air conditioning is standard on the SX, optional on the others.

Exterior
The two-door hatchback is 160 inches long and the four-door sedan is 167. By comparison, the Honda Civic hatchback is 164 inches long and the sedan is 175. If you want alloy wheels and a power sunroof, the SX sedan is your only hope. Alloy wheels are standard and the sunroof is a $500 option.

Under the Hood
All models have a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 105 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission is standard and a four-...
Vehicle Overview
The front-drive Lanos, the smallest, least-expensive model from Korean automaker Daewoo, is a carryover from last year except for a shorter roster. The SX two-door hatchback is gone, leaving S and SE models for that body style, and the four-door sedan loses its SE version, leaving S and SX models. Daewoo (pronounced "day-woo") entered the U.S. market in fall 1998 and now has more than 200 sales outlets in 42 states. Daewoo also is selling cars through its Web site and "campus advisers" — college students who recruit fellow students as first-time buyers. The company promises a no-haggle sales approach in which its cars are sold at suggested retail.

Interior
Hatchback or sedan, Daewoo says the Lanos holds five passengers, though that seems a stretch given the modest size of these cars. The trunk on both holds 8.8 cubic feet, and the split rear seatback folds for additional cargo space. All models have a standard cassette player, and the SX sedan adds a CD player. Air conditioning is standard on the SX, optional on the others.

Exterior
The two-door hatchback is 160 inches long and the four-door sedan is 167. By comparison, the Honda Civic hatchback is 164 inches long and the sedan is 175. If you want alloy wheels and a power sunroof, the SX sedan is your only hope. Alloy wheels are standard and the sunroof is a $500 option.

Under the Hood
All models have a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 105 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission is standard and a four-speed automatic is optional. Anti-lock brakes are a $700 option on the SE hatchback and SX sedan.

Performance
Lanos plows no new ground in performance or features, though it is attractively priced for budget-minded shoppers. However, after a little more than a year on the market there is little reliability and durability data. In addition, the ALG projects low resale value for Lanos compared to other small cars.

 
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From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

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(3.2)
Interior Design
(3.4)
Comfort
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Reliability
(3.2)
Value For The Money
(4.1)
(3.0)

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by mohammed from cairo on September 11, 2017

This car is full of defects, the motor suffers many defects after a period of simple use and that the car loses its stability while traveling at average speeds Read full review

(5.0)

2000 Daewoo Lanos very reliable

by sw from Portland, OR on July 7, 2017

I was given this car in 2003, when I wasn't sure I wanted to own a car at all, mostly because of the expense. Not at all interested in the "status" aspects of particular car models; was just won over ... Read full review

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Lanos received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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