Dacia 1100 Review from Hungary

1985 Dacia 1100 1.1 petrol

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1985
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.1 petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance200000 kilometres
Previous carSkoda 1000

Summary:

A good honest car for daily motoring - but no frills

Faults:

Original alternator failed twice. At 20,000 Km's and 80,000 Kms - I then fitted a Renault reconditioned alternator and has worked fine for 120,000 Km's.

Battery replaced three times - but not bad for the mileage (200,000Km's)

Front brake disc's replaced twice.

General Comments:

The Dacia is a good, honest, no frill's car. If you don't mind the solid ride, uncomfortable seats or loud cabin (lack of noise dampening on the engine bulkhead and bonnet) - it's real fun.

I have found this car to be very reliable. I change the engine oil and filter every 6,000 Km's.

This car has traveled from Hungary to England and back again without any faults. That was with three adults and luggage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 2003

29th Nov 2003, 02:21

There was no Dacia 1100 produced in 1985. The last 1100 rolled of the assembly line in 1971. Perhaps you mean Dacia 1300?

13th Apr 2004, 06:07

Are you sure you're not talking about a Skoda 1100?

Or maybe there were some Dacia 1300 models with 1100 cubic cm engines sold in Hungary?

That's interesting. Truth is, if you are really lucky you might get a reliable Dacia. That's very, very rare.

Bye now.

20th Dec 2006, 05:23

Guys, just give an image search on the net and you'll see that there was a car called Dacia 1100, it was actually a Renault 8, just as the Dacia 1300 series are more or less Renault 12. But these little cars have disappeared almost completely here in Romania too, I don't know whether parts are still available or not. Anyway, if you have one, good luck with it!

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 1 review