1999 Dacia 1310 L 1.4 gas
Cheap car, cheap car parts but no quality!
You can expect everything to go wrong! My first Dacia from 1979 is more reliable than the new one! Electricals, suspension, carburettor. It can go wrong but anyone can fix it.
Strange sounds from everywere, leaks, no insulation inside. It is like Dracula's castle!
It is very cheap (3000 usd) but if you fix one problem, it will find another so be brave and try not to fix if it is not important!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th November, 2000
I had my Dacia since September 1996 and I haven't encountered any major difficulties. The car is extremely cheap, even when you buy it new. When you appreciate this car you have to take into account that it is at least 3 times cheaper than any other car in its class. In this case you shouldn't be surprised that it takes about 15 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h, nor by the multitude of noises, comming mainly from the dashboard.
Indeed, it is annoying to have a top speed of 140km/h (I drove mine with 160 and nothing bad happened), but the main problems of the car are due to the bad roads in Romania, and the careless drivers who don't take care of them. They should understand that a car that costs only 3000 USD when it's brand new cannot have the reliability of a Rolls Royce. You have to remember that this is the only new car affordable for the vast majority of the Romanians, not to mantion that not few of them can only dream about a new Dacia.