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  • It can take a beating. - 2001 Daewoo Lanos
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    My mom bought this car new in 2001. I learned how to drive using this car. Later on I got this car when my mom moved away and I put 15 inch rims and a exhaust system. Now the car has 151000 km and it still runs fine even though we leave it sitting outside for one year since we only come here summers and it starts up just fine. It is upsetting that I can afford a much better car but because the Lanos has so much sentiment and still runs I cant get rid of it. I have an add online for its sale and I am rude to everyone that calls about it. Now this car has been to every Greek Island. I have beaten it to death in off-road situations trying to find the next cool place to smoke weed or have sex. I have taken long 3-5 hours trips hitting topspeed of 190 km the whole time at insane 6000rpm redlining the whole way. I have moved entire homes with this car several times with so much weight the wheels were rubbing against the frame. I have banged it up like you wouldnt imagine and my mom who is a bad driver has destroyed every bumper and panel. I have yet to see any rust. This car has had the worst treatment from a young and dumb driver. 20 years later here it is a constant reminder of everything stupid I have done with it. Now while my new Toyota Prius has its fair share of problems. This little cheapo Korean box still runs after two accidents and two bad drivers. Insane how sometimes things that shouldnt work do. And also no one will ever steal and you can drive around in the ghetto with windows down no one will rob you. You cannot kill a Daewoo Lanos. It might outlive me.

  • daewoo lanos 3d 1.4 - 1998 Daewoo Lanos
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    have this car from new, now its 20 years old, i always take care of it, i like this car never had problems with it because its a GM car or vauxhall/opel as known in europe, i have it in exxelent condition will keep it for many years more, i hate the new cars full of plastic parts and electronics

  • The best first car! - 2001 Daewoo Lanos
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    These cars are a rare sighting these days and I often wonder if I am driving the only Daewoo left on the road. My grandmother gave me this car about 4.5 years ago because she was afraid of not being able to get parts. The car was in perfect shape with only 39k miles. I have since driven this car very hard, I commute an hour to school in all weather (western NY winters!) and put a lot of miles on it. I may [non-permissible content removed] from everyone who sees it but I truly love this car! For being 15 years old Margaret needs minimal repairs and gets me where I need to go. It will truly be a sad day when I have to get a new vehicle.

  • GREAT SMALL CAR - 2002 Daewoo Lanos
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    Every one talks bad about the car since brand is not well known, but if go in to detail youll see this daewoo stopped production on 2002 but the car itself (machine under chasis) continue to be produce under different makes and model names. This is way people would say (You will never find parts for that car) and when you go online youll find that engine search like amazon or Google would say this car fits several parts from different makes, so guess what!!! you have more parts than any one car out there. now, when it comes to cheap yes, is a cheap and reliable car, dont complain about this car saying how crappy [non-permissible content removed] it is, is true is cheap, but thats what youre paying, dont compare it to a bmw or fancy one, as far I myself Ive one bought this year and got clear was a cheap standar car, no bad or excellent at all, but it turned out to be a very good reliable car, super smooth to drive not as hard as the volskwagen jetta Ive had before and being a better make, but this one comes out ahead on comfort, overall Im happy with this car, is just what I was looking for and what I need.

  • Best car ever - 2001 Daewoo Lanos
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    I have had the car since it was new. Bought it right off the showroom floor in October of 2000. In the 14 years of owning it its only needed minor maintence. In 2001 and in 2002 it needed brakes both times as the factory brakes were defective from the beginning. It needed more brakes in 2009 when a mechanical failure occured. In 2008 it needed a new battery the OEM battery lasted 8 yrs, In 2013 it needed brake lines and a brake hose and in 2014 it needed a new thermostat. All in all this car is great it is dependable and it has lasted most of 14 years on just oil changes. Only problem ive had with it is the fact the A/C never worked from the getgo

  • Auto Nubira 2001 - Value! - 2001 Daewoo Nubira
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    I bought the car second hand after it had been driven almost 100,000 KM (in 2013), the cars fun to drive, has all the power you need and doesnt eat much fuel at all. I havnt had any problems at all except that the rear right window wont open from the drivers door controls (but it still opens if you open it from the rear button itself). Also you tend to hear a buzzing sound sometimes coming from the plastic around the door handle due to vibrations sometimes, but I guess that comes with the territory. Also the engines a bit louder than average (no problems). Mechanically the car is still going healthy, gearbox still in great condition, and an all around good car - value for money.

  • A disgrace to the word "Automobile". - 2000 Daewoo Nubira
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    Stay far, far away from this vehicle. My Daewoo was dirt cheap ($2000 with decent mileage) and now I know why. In 2 years, Ive had to replace the starter, the alternator, front & rear brake pads, the timing belt, mechanisms for the tires, 2 batteries/loads of bulbs due to the faulty wiring, various hoses, bearings and fuses, oil leaks patched every year, the sunroof broke, the CD player shorted out, all 4 door handles popped off, buttons stopped working on the dash, and more. As we speak, the high beams are stuck "on" because of the bad wiring, so I have to disconnect the battery or pull the fuse when I stop. Good luck getting replacement parts, which are expensive and hard to find.

  • Best car ever!! - 2000 Daewoo Leganza
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    I bought this car from my sister about five years ago. Sometimes she indicates she would like it back. There is no way she is getting it because I am driving it until the wheels falls off. It has more than 120,000 miles on it. It needs some cosmetic repair. However I havent had much more than routine repair such as tires, brakes and oil changes. It is too bad they do not make anymore.

  • DONT GET IN AN ACCIDENT - 2002 Daewoo Nubira
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    ok i had my deawoo for about a year and i got in an accident i was going 5 mph and it totaled it. that was me hitting a reese hitch. the front bumper is of styli-foam. Dont get me wrong i loved that car it got me where i needed to go. if i was going 5 mph and it did that i would hate to see it at 40 mph. Would could have fixed it but it would have cost us more then what the car is worth. The air bags are 3000 a piece. And we could not find a radiator any where this car is alot of work if u have the money to but in it then go for it. This car is very expense to fix..

  • Decent car, several significant flaws - 2001 Daewoo Nubira
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    I bought the 2001 Daewoo Nubira CDX, auto, as a retired rental in 2003 with about 18,000 miles. It now has 97,000. In general I like it. The design was sleak at the time and remains modern. Sunroof was great on summer days. Interior leather and design was nice and in general its been a good drive. But beware. It has a few very significant flaws. Many owners have reported problems with control arms and ball joints due to a poor design. Ive had to replace the control arms 3 times now. The emergency brake wears quickly. Right rear power window doesnt work, right front very slow. Paint chipping on door handles. Good car to look at, and fun to drive, but has some serious issues.

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