2009 Dacia Logan MCV 1.4 8v petrol


Cheap, functional, reliable


Problems with double doors at the rear of the vehicle not closing properly. "Fixed" by dealer with glob of grease in the latches. Still hard to open and close now and again.

Otherwise nothing, not even a blown bulb. Early days though.

General Comments:

With 75 HP, it's underpowered for the Autobahn. But I knew that when I bought it. Up to 120 km/h is OK, after which much patience and ear protection is advisable.

Handling and comfort in the city and on country roads is surprisingly good. Really soaks up the bumps. Steering is direct and precise.

High seating position, good all round visibility.

With rear seat bank folded down, the luggage room is HUGE. Transported a 2m high family refrigerator lengthways (and in its carton), and could still close the rear doors.

Large metal bash plate under the engine and transmission for protection, I guess meant for developing lands.

Interior is sparse but functional.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th July, 2011

23rd Nov 2015, 20:31

Update: Odometer now reads 125000km. Needed the normal timing belt change at 100000km (water pump changed at the same time).

Ignition coil changed at 120000km, as the original Renault one was cracked and caused lumpy idling; replaced with a coil from Beru. Valve clearances checked and adjusted (only 8 valves, easy access).

Now purrs like a kitten...

2008 Dacia Logan Prestige 1.6 16v


Lemon... totally a piece of garbage


Broken (cracked) camshaft after 2000 Km. This lead to engine totally failure, which needed replacement.

Steering problems (the steering mechanism was leaking) at 5800 km.

Plastics squeaking.

Electrical problems, the battery went dead. Problems with the alternator.

General Comments:

I thought it is a good deal but the car is a lemon. It is badged by Renault, and, as reliability IT IS A RENAULT. Failed at only 2000 Km! My previous Opel Astra G from 1998 had 280000 Km when I gave it away, and never let me in the middle of the road all this time.

Dacia... by Renault. A typical east European junk, made by cooperation with the junk maker Renault... a garbage. The only thing I like to this car is that it is simple. The quality inside is BAD, reminds me of Russian LADA. Instead of Dacia I would buy a Skoda Octavia or Fabia if it is for an East European car. At least Skoda is by Volkswagen not by Renault. Totally failure car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th June, 2009

21st Jul 2009, 05:43

I am not sure you really are a Logan owner.

And even if you really are a Logan owner you were just unlucky. I know many people that have 100 000+ km with their Logans and no major problems.

Normally your problem is covered by warranty, so by now you should have a fully functional car. There is no need for so much anger.

Regarding VW reliability don't get me started...

Just read the Passat and Polo reviews.