Daewoo Motors Complaint - What a HUNK OF JUNK!!!
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK -- We purchased a 2000 Daewoo Lanos in mid-September of 2000. Two weeks later, the cassettte player broke. Within a month of purchase, the dome light wasn't working. Shortly after, the cigarette lighter went. In January, (4 months after purchase), the car completely died at the bottom of a downtown highway off-ramp during rush hour. The car has been re-wired THREE TIMES! During the summer of 2001, the headlights started acting up... one would blink, the other would work when it wanted to. It turns out that the bulbs were burning so hot that the connectors and everything else attached melted! A major oil leak happened around this same time. Both front tires blew at separate times, while driving on the highway at 60mph. Multiple belts have needed replacement. One of the most memorable moments was when the car filled-up with smoke while we were at the drive-thru of my bank. We had to evacuate the car and wait until the wiring cooled down before getting back home, only to be stranded by our broken down tin can. We just got a new clutch yesterday... the mechanic said he'd never heard a Lanos sound so bad. We've had the car just over a year and have brought it to the dealership so many times that EVERYONE there knows us by name, knows our daughter, and knows exactly where we live and work. The car has been an absolute nightmare since day one. See my other complaint about the service we got from the dealership -boy has that been a treat! DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT BUYING A HUNK OF JUNK DAEWOO!!! We thought it was great buy, until we got it off the lot! TAKE THE BUS! WALK! DO ANYTHING! JUST DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY ON ONE OF THESE CARS!!!