Last post on Sep 10, 2007 at 12:27 PM
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Sep 10, 2007 (12:03 pm)
so what are lanos owners supposed to do?
#20 of 20 Re: daewoo lanos...good idea? [mellonius]
Sep 10, 2007 (12:27 pm)
I'm thinking of buying a used Lanos- 4 door, 2001 with 49k miles. I keep hearing that they dont make parts for these anymore. Is it a good idea?>
Personally I'd stay away from it. I dunno if they're actually unreliable cars, but I can't imagine that they're going to be easy to find parts and service for. As for current Lanos owners, I guess if something too catastrophic fails on the car, it just gets junked. Daewoo never did sell that many cars in the US anyway, so chances are there aren't many left.
The Daewoo company is still around in some form. They got absorbed by Suzuki and GM, and some of the the Suzuki models currently on the market are actually built by Daewoo, such as the Suzuki Verona and Forenza. There's a smaller one too, but its name eludes me.
Still, between sporadic service and poor resale value, I can't see much upside to it, unless the car's so dirt-cheap that it's worth it to just drive it till it drops.
Now maintenance stuff, like oil filters, belts, hoses, etc, should still be out there. But if that engine or tranny needs to be rebuilt, or the a/c fails, I'd imagine it would be pretty hard to fix.