2001 Daewoo Lanos

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Key Specs

of the 2001 Daewoo Lanos. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    31 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    105-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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2001 Daewoo Lanos Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
The front-drive Lanos is the smallest model in Daewoo’s three-car U.S. lineup, and for 2001 it has a revised roster.

The SE two-door hatchback is gone, replaced by a new Sport model with standard red leather seats and interior trim; air conditioning; power windows, locks and mirrors; and a stereo with cassette and CD players. The SX sedan also has disappeared, leaving the S as the only four-door model. The S hatchback model returns from last year, and both body styles have new rear styling.

Daewoo is based in Korea, and a For Sale sign remains in front of the company’s headquarters. Ford was in line to buy the financially strapped Korean company but withdrew its bid in September.



Exterior
The Lanos two-door hatchback is 160 inches long, and the four-door sedan measures 167 inches. By comparison, the Ford Focus hatchback is 168 inches long and the Focus sedan is 175.



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.

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.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com;
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide
Vehicle Overview
The front-drive Lanos is the smallest model in Daewoo’s three-car U.S. lineup, and for 2001 it has a revised roster.

The SE two-door hatchback is gone, replaced by a new Sport model with standard red leather seats and interior trim; air conditioning; power windows, locks and mirrors; and a stereo with cassette and CD players. The SX sedan also has disappeared, leaving the S as the only four-door model. The S hatchback model returns from last year, and both body styles have new rear styling.

Daewoo is based in Korea, and a For Sale sign remains in front of the company’s headquarters. Ford was in line to buy the financially strapped Korean company but withdrew its bid in September.



Exterior
The Lanos two-door hatchback is 160 inches long, and the four-door sedan measures 167 inches. By comparison, the Ford Focus hatchback is 168 inches long and the Focus sedan is 175.



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.

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.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com;
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide

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(4.0)

Not a Civic or Corolla but still decent

by Mr Zaff from NJ on 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 ... Read full review

(4.0)

small but mighty

by newmex575 from new mexico on 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 ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

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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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