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Daewoo Lanos, Daewoo Nubira, Daewoo Leganza, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#1185 of 1371 Re: Owner for 7 years... [nirom]
Apr 03, 2009 (1:26 pm)
I have had my 1999 Leganza CDX for over 10 years now, and it still runs, drives and feels like brand new. I cannot say the same for any of my friends who had to change their transmissions up to 3 times in the first 100K on their Accords, and then get rid of it, or the ones that had to replace their seized engines because of oil sludge in the Toyota's.
BTW, if you want a new Lanos, they are selling now rebadged as the Chevy Aveo, Pontiac Vibe and Suzuki Swift. The new GM world vehicle if GM ever makes it this year without going belly up will be the Chevy Kruze, also known as The Daewoo Lacetti which is the latest generation of the Daewoo Nubira.
Apr 05, 2009 (7:45 pm)
wow, man, long time no post. How are you doing? Thanks for that clarification on the Daewoo Lacetti being the new planned model Chevy Cruze. I thought it looked pretty familiar.
I no longer have either of my two Kia's, I am driving a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS. But I still realize the importance of Daewoo to GM, it was an entry manner for GM to start building cars for the Asian masses.
I think that GM will go bankrupt eventually, and reorganize a stronger and leaner Company. I have a hard time seeing it go any other way, they are in so much crushing debt, and people aren't buying new cars.
Nice to hear from you again. I remember some really good times on here for years sticking up for the Korean makes, facing tremendous resentment from the domestic carfanatics. Look how things have gone, Hyundai/Kia are surging, GM has taken the plants and resources and built some good cars for many markets through GM Daewoo Auto and Technology Co., and the domestics are going down the potter.
I remember your '99 Daewoo Leganza so well, and how you have described it's various aspects through the years, and how it has lasted well for you. A lot of it is following the manufacturer's recommendations for routine maintenance, eh?
#1187 of 1371 Engine immobiliser problems
Apr 06, 2009 (2:12 am)
I have a 1997 Daewoo Nubira wagon with an 2XR engine immobiliser. Intermittantly the immobilser won't turn off even though the cars indicators flash. When the key is turned to on the ignition lights don't come on and the car can't be started. I would like to either remove or disable the immobiliser. Can anyone help with information.
Thanks for your help
#1188 of 1371 Re: jkobty... [iluvmysephia1]
Apr 07, 2009 (8:17 am)
Glad to hear from you again. Yes we still have 3 Daewoo leganza's in the family and all 3 are running great. I also am driving now a brand new car which is the 2009 Mazda 6. Still holding on to the opinion that you get the best car for the money, regardless of the make. What is ironic is I settled for this because the Korean car I really wanted was more expensive (Hyundai Genesis) . But I think Mazda did an outstanding job on the new Mazda6.
Last year I drove my trusty Leganza down across the USA all the way from Toronto to Sunny Florida and back the next week. Very nice road trip. Not bad for a Daewoo, and I made it to Florida in 3 tanks full.
If you go back to the historical posts, all my predictions did come true. The most interesting GM small cars today are Daewoo cars being sold worldwide. Including some SUV's (Saturn Vue is the Daewoo S3X). But like you said, I agree GM will have to go bankrupt at some point and come back as GM2. What would be nice is if Daewoo came back as its own brand, if GM does not make it.
Apr 09, 2009 (9:42 pm)
needed some settle money or something, and agreed to sell off it's interest in Daewoo back to Daewoo itself, such a thing might be possible. GM will not give up very easily, though, although this is gonna be a tough go for them. It's not lookin' too good.
#1190 of 1371 Transponder inmobilizer wont disarm system
Apr 10, 2009 (12:53 am)
My Daewoo Nubira 2001 has a transponder inmobilizer system. The key for that is a small black plastic 2" stick, of which I have 2 sets, but any of those work. Since today when I turn on the ignition the system is not disarming (light won't stop flashing). I have the override code and sequence to do it. I did it twice, but it is not working. Is there any tip about the oveerriding that I should know or my system or keys are just out of order? What's the problem there and if anyone of you know the answer please help me.
#1191 of 1371 Oil In Coolant - 2000 Daewoo Leganza
Apr 11, 2009 (1:29 pm)
Car runs good, no smoke or high temperture.
No water in oil, clean. no loss of power
Not loosing oil or coolant.
But foamy and thick in the coolant plastic bottle area.
any Ideas? I thought I would drain and flush the radiator and refill.
But concern about condition of the coolant?
#1192 of 1371 Re: Oil In Coolant - 2000 Daewoo Leganza [daewooowner1]
Apr 11, 2009 (1:48 pm)
Oil in coolant is usually caused by blown head gasket, or leak in transmission cooler part of radiator....neither situation is good.
#1193 of 1371 Re: Oil In Coolant - 2000 Daewoo Leganza [kiawah]
Apr 11, 2009 (2:49 pm)
Head gasket is good and does tranmission cooler into the radiator but not red?
Any body know about Daewoos?
#1194 of 1371 Re: Battery/Electric Problem 2000 Leganza [gray88olds]
Apr 24, 2009 (7:42 am)
What did the issue end up being?