Capsule Review 2000 Daewoo Leganza The Truth About Cars

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Capsule Review: 2000 Leganza

Dad! Would you and check out a car I might want to

Sure Will; what is it?

A Leganza.

Oh, Um, Ah, Hm; you re sure that you want to buy that?

Yeah; it s got sunroof, and a great sound

What s wrong with it?

The window switches are wackky. I don t

Are you sure that s all?

I m for the worst. The Daewoo name some heavy baggage, and is assumed to have been a brand because of its disappearance so after it arrived in the US. But that was the of GM buying Daewoo, and forcing a of the US distributor by cutting off their But in Daewoo s brief day in the sun, the was the top of the line.

And this is a loaded CDX version: 4 discs, 16 alloys, traction and sunroof, leather, the works. And many more wires to get up.

It s showing 138,000 miles on the and a few minor dings and scratches; was a hand-me down to one of his high friends, a girl thankfully. It s sitting for months, as the owner has to a VW Cabrio, natch. But the Holden-built 131 hp 2.2 L II four, one of the many variants of the GM II, starts right up with a

The genuine made-in-Japan Aisin automatic shifts crisply gear, and off we go, rubbing the surface off the squeaky discs.

The engine has response, and decent low-mid power, but is no Honda in sound or its top The transmission shifts like better than our similarly-old We head out into the country, and a couple of short full-throttle to 85 or so, nothing has blown up, vibrated or

Performance is mission-appropriate for an eighteen old. The drive-train gets a

The suspension and body integrity is than I was prepared for. It surprisingly tight and un-worn This is not a particularly cushy or car, but neither is it harsh or cheap feeling. The Leganza was as an affordable executive class car in like Eastern Europe at the The front is quite roomy; my cramped 6 4 body felt at home, and even the headroom was to its name, despite the sunroof.


I didn t bother to get in the back;

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Handling also surpassed my low nothing inspiring, but harmless and competent. The steering was reasonably with decent communication, and not like too many electric these days. The Leganza is neutral in curves, and is not afraid of if not exactly on the prowl.

Once mission appropriate.

The seats rather flat and firm, but I t in it long enough to tell that is a good or bad thing. The surfaces would need to be to a lab to confirm it really being On the other hand, it doesn t worn out either.

The interior material quality is quite good: with a few exceptions, it s totally covered in old-school padded vinyl; a credible imitation of the fat V30 Camry the  early nineties. In it s pretty obvious that had that car in its visor when it the Leganza. For a kid who always wanted a LS400 for his first car, is actually an appropriate (and acceptable, to him) substitute.

change, tastes change.

the Daewoo is no Lexus, there is a The Leganza was styled by no less the by Giorgetto Giugiaro s Ital and heavily based on his Jaguar concept (above), a design he recycled into the Toyota GS 300 (first generation). Maybe got lost in the translation; now it s forgettable and once again, mission

What else is there to in a short drive? The brakes work; good enough. As the sunroof, automatic climate cruise and electric seats.

The flaw: the electric window Sometimes they work, only when the door is other times, it sets all the lockers in a nervous spasm. have any suggestions?

We return, and I let him a price: $500. It s the other of the depreciation scale, the one to be on when The original sticker folded in the box reads $19+k. Not likely actually paid that, but

We ll be right back; there s an ATM a of blocks away .

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