I’ve done a very stupid thing yesterday. Yet I’m still happy with it.
I’ve bought THIS:
##MISERY ON WHEELS
…also called Daewoo Lanos. Produced in Poland in 1997, since then it’s done over 240k km (the odo shows just 1.6k over, but in fact I can’t be sure how much “over” it really is - normal thing in Poland, unfortunately). It’s (nearly) the most basic of basic configurations - instead of writing what it doesn’t have, it’ll easier to write what it has:
- 1.5 “E-TEC” 8v engine - 86 hp and 130 Nm (when it was new)
- LPG installation
- some aftermarket radio with CD and USB which is connected to two standard speakers (rather bad)
- central locking
Yup, that’s it. No power anything, even steering. No ABS. It doesn’t look good either:
And it was hit from the back, 2 years ago, and since then the boot doesn’t open - the only access is through the folding rear seats.
There are aftermarket DRL, but - guess what! - they aren’t really working, and the previous owner wasn’t sure why.
And here’s the interior - not very pretty too (it really needs cleaning BTW):
Oh, and yup - no tacho:
The engine runs rather good (it had the valvetrain done 30k km ago IIRC), although sometimes doesn’t want to start - the fuel pump doesn’t pump for long enough. The gearbox though… often pretends that there is no such gear as “second”, but fortunately 3rd does the job too. Suspension is ok, chassis isn’t rusting, steering is good, brakes too - so in general, it drives good (for a Lanos and for a cheap, old car) and won’t disintegrate by itself. Tyres will need replacing soon, so will the wipers. Oh, and the rear left window doesn’t open - the mechanism is broken and the window is kept in place by a… stick
So why did I buy it and, what’s more, I’m happy with it? Because that’s my first car, bought for just 900 zł - ~220 €