Daewoo Leganza 1999 Car Reviews | NRMA Motoring & Services

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Daewoo Leganza

Car Review

NRMA Motoring Date: 10 1999

Faced with pretty stiff competition in the four-cylinder market, Daewoo has with a range of improvements for its sedan.

In its latest form, the gets a stronger performing 2.2 DOHC engine (up from 2.0 and a new electronically controlled automatic to replace the fairly rough hydraulically controlled unit in the model.

The Leganza’s handling has come in for attention, with wheels now standard (contributing to a of almost 8 kg in unsprung mass), the of high quality V rated and changes to suspension geometry.

Equipment levels have raised; as well as the alloy and better tyres; the Leganza a driver’s airbag and remote locking (keyless entry).

equipment that carries from the 2.0 litre model airconditioning, an in-dash CD player, windows and power mirrors, steering, an alarm and a 60/40 fold rear seat.

remains unchanged at $25,000 for the and $27,000 for the automatic. Leather trim is available for $1,950 and a dual airbag/anti-lock brake for $1,500.

All Daewoos are covered by the Free Care Maintenance whereby normal scheduled servicing is free for a period of years or 100,000 km, whichever first. The Policy also dealer delivery charges, for 24 hour roadside assistance and a courtesy car under certain

Other than the alloy and a couple of decals on the front there are no exterior changes time around. That’s not a bad because two years down the the Leganza still looks and neatly styled alongside sedans. I’m even used to the grille, which I described as tizzy.

Detail could still do with and on the test car it was disconcerting to see rust under the boot stop Some interior trim looks cheap and the steering isn’t as comfortable to grip as

Interior space is generally than average, with front leg and head room and space in the rear for average people.

From a personal I didn’t find the front to be particularly comfortable or supportive.

is satisfactory in the two outer rear and fair in the centre. The driver high, which allows vision in all directions.

Boot is generous in the Leganza, with the facility of a 60/40 split rear seat (backrest

Daewoo Leganza

On the road, the latest 2.2 litre introduces some worthwhile in the way it drives. Though maximum and torque aren’t up by a large they’re both available at engine speeds and that better flexibility and less changing.

The electronically-controlled automatic much better than the old unit, with none of the between third and fourth or premature and jerky downchanges to second, which we previously

With less frequent the latest 2.2 litre automatic used less fuel on running than the previous 2.0 automatic tested. Understandably, the 2.2 engine used a little fuel in suburban running.

The changes to tyres, wheels and geometry have made a improvement to the Leganza’s handling. It was before, but now feels sharper and precise in both its cornering and its steering.

However there has some trade-off in ride Sharp bumps such as cause harshness that evident in the last model.

The four-wheel disc brake provides effective fade-free but the lack of ABS means you have to pedal effort in emergency to avoid locking up the front The open style alloy allow good heat but they soil with dust rather quickly.


Just as the Japanese did in the days, Korean car makers are their products with model change. With the Daewoo has successfully answered about the previous model’s automatic operation and handling with a range of improvements put it on a much more equal with its opposition.

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