Renault Logan Review from Egypt

2010 Renault Logan Expression 1.6 8 valve

Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 8 valve Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired19 kilometres
Most recent distance94000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz W123

Summary:

Reliable

Faults:

Some original spare parts could be expensive.

General Comments:

I bought my Logan in 2010 and the car's mileage has exceeded 94000 KM. Based on my experience, I will discuss some issues in more detail:

1. Reliability:

Logan is a great car in terms of reliability. The only spare parts I have changed were the front shock absorbers. However, it should be noted that Egyptian roads are of inferior quality.

I have changed the brake pads at 85000 KM, which is a great record.

At 90000 KM, I noticed that I need to change one console lamp. The one which lights the A/C button. Besides, the driver's door joint needs to be lubricated to avoid noises when opening/closing a door.

I don't think these are major faults at this mileage level.

I advise drivers to continuously visit dealer service units to replace parts at the due time.

2. Performance:

My Logan's engine is 1.6 petrol 8 valve 90 HP. Well, the car runs smoothly. However, if you compare it to other 1.6 engine cars, the Logan would be placed in an average rank. Some economical 1.6 cars could be faster such as the Hyundai Verna 1.6. However, the Logan could be faster than a Chevrolet Lanos and Aveo.

The car is stable when driving at high speeds, whether on straight roads or curvy roads.

3. Running costs:

If you buy original spare parts from Renault official dealers, they could be moderately expensive in comparison to Chinese or some Korean cars. However, non-official dealers in Egypt provide good alternatives with reasonably good prices.

The best fuel consumption I've ever recorded was 320KM per gallon of petrol.

4. The options:

The Logan Expression provides better options than many other competitors at this level, such as the Chevrolet Lanos, Hyundai Verna and others.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2013

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review