1999DaewooLanos Review By Richard Truett

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1999 Daewoo Lanos

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By Richard

Orlando Sentinel

February 25,

The jury is still out on Daewoo, the new of economy cars from Korea that went on last September. We probably know how good – or bad these cars are for at least year.

Back in 1986, knew right away Hyundai’s first cars going to fall apart a few thousand miles. A few years nobody knew that Kia and sport-utilities were going to be so awful. After all, any car can good when it’s

The real test is how well it together in the long run.

South Korean automakers have a reputation for producing automobiles – at least But I’ve learned that the Koreans are a quick study and a lot. The last few Hyundais seen have been darn good, and Hyundai took over the bankrupt Kia so maybe some improvements be made there.

Should be lumped in with Hyundai and

I think not.

The Lanos I recently is much better what I had expected. Some of my about history repeating were unfounded. Daewoo is a look.

Performance, handling

The comes with a 1.6-liter, double-overhead-cam, 16-valve four-cylinder Daewoo, which has had a long with General Motors, the rights to produce this from Holden, GM’s subsidiary. The technology is a proven so there’s no need to worry shoddy engineering.

Our test car ran 99 percent of the time. Once or it idled somewhat roughly for a few then settled down. can be ordered with a four-speed transmission.

However, our test car with the standard five-speed shift.

I would not own a Lanos with transmission. This is the car’s point.

For starters, the shifter like a wet banana. It wiggled, and wobbled as if it were connected to I can’t stand a dull, sloppy shifter.

Late summer I briefly tested a with an automatic transmission. As I it was a much better car.

even the five-speed Lanos respectable performance for an economy Once under way, the ran smoothly and quietly and felt as good as the average Nissan or subcompact. As long as the engine was not too high, it was fine.

But several when I pressed the accelerator the engine growled angrily. was no tachometer in our test car, so I see what the rev limit is.

Gas mileage, was outstanding. Our dark blue car burned the cheapest grade of and returned about 33 miles per in the city with the air conditioner on of the time.

Daewoo engineers did a job on the suspension system. The Lanos well for an economy car, corners easily. Most don’t upset the car or cause noises from the suspension Power rack-and-pinion steering and fr ont disc/rear drum brakes are

Both systems work

Fit and finish

What a concept: The is an economy car that is economical. In the Lanos is a terrific value.

Not does it come packed features, but Daewoo pays for all maintenance for the first two years. All you to do is put gas in it. Daewoo’s generosity, I suspect, is a attempt to get people to put aside any baggage regarding South vehicles.

I can’t think of car for just over $11,000 gives you as much for the money. Our car came with power and remote-controlled door locks, right-side mirror, air conditioning, cassette radio, rear washer and wiper, rear and more.

Daewoo Lanos

The Lanos isn’t as as the average Honda and Toyota, But the in price is enough to make hunters overlook the car’s few You may be buying an inexpensive car, but you f eel as if theLan os is cheap.

The seats are nicely padded and me comfortable during a couple of test drives. In what to be an effort to appeal to young the seats are sporting what has to be the upholstery ever placed in a The pattern looks like kind of Asian interpretation of hieroglyphics.

In any case, it works, and the car has a breezy feel to it.

There’s flashy about the dash. The gauges are the typical – numbers on a black background. are very plain but simple and to glean information from.

The air conditioner controls are in the center of the in a nicely styled housing.

passengers will find the Lanos – like small hatchbacks – is not to get in and out of. It’s a tight squeeze, but the interior room is tolerable. the Lanos is a subcompact, it doesn’t you feel claustrophobic.

The rear fold forward easily opening enough room in the area for large boxes, bags or a dozen bags of Visibility is good, front and and side to side.

Give credit to Daewoo for the Lanos one of the nicest looking cars on the market. From angle, this car looks For a car with a small price, it a classier appearance than its such as the Honda Civic and Geo

The chrome grille, highly taillights and curving styling do the

The real surprise was how well all the fit together. There were no or rattles. I heard no leaks of or road noise inside.

And all the that one uses frequently the radio, turn signals, air conditioner and power windows worked well.

But the Lanos did one assembly flaw that me greatly. I saw blue overspray in the meaning that at the factory of the paint stuck to the undercarriage of the This looked truly as if the car had been wrecked and repaired at a shop that did sloppy

Aside from the overspray and the feeling shifter, there much else wrong the Daewoo Lanos. Not bad for an inexpensive car in its year. I’d be inclined to a chance on it if I were in the market for a new car and have a lot of money to spend.

In the nearly six months Daewoo has selling cars in the United the company has had just one minor and the reviews of its vehicles have generally favorable.

Lanos in two body styles, three-door and four-door sedan. Air conditioning is a option on the S and SE models but comes on the SX. Anti-lock brakes add $500 to the of the SE and SX and are not available on the S model.

A power is optional on the SX for $500 but isn’t on the other two models.

1999 Lanos SE

Base price: Safety: Dual air bags and protection. Price as tested: EPA rating: 26 mpg city/36 mpg highway. None.

Truett’s tip: The offers a great deal of for the money, decent performance, hip and reasonable quality.

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