Dacia 1100 Reviews

1985 Dacia 1100 1.1 petrol from Hungary

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!

1970 Dacia 1100 from Romania

Year of manufacture1970
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance380000 kilometres
Previous carDacia 1100

Summary:

A car you can rely on

Faults:

The car had not a very good driving stability, especially at high speed.

The front seats were not very comfortable, especially the passenger seat.

The engine was overheated in the summertime.

General Comments:

Every time, the engine started at the first try.

The engine was powerful for this car and helped me when I needed high and quick acceleration.

The brakes were powerful and I always knew that I can count on them, no matter how the weather was.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th February, 2003

19th Jan 2006, 07:58

I have a dacia 1100 that is very reliable. It has a powerful engine (faster than a Logan 1.4). All spare parts are more reliable than by the other Dacias.

Dacia 1100 fans can contact me at gimbel1983@yahoo.com

1970 Dacia 1100 1.1 from Romania

Year of manufacture1970
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance79000 kilometres

Summary:

A car for a lifetime

Faults:

The water pump cracked and I replaced it with one from a Dacia 1300.

The radiator was also broken, but I was able to fix it.

Because the water pump cracked, I overheated the engine and I needed to change the engine set.

I also needed to go with the car at a brazier to repair some holes in the floor. And also it needed some paint.

General Comments:

This car belonged my grandpa who left it in desolation for about 7-8 years.

When I took the car, after I put in oil, cleared the spark plugs and put in a new accumulator, the car started at the first try.

Despite the 45 HP engine, this car has good traction (the traction is on the back wheels). Even though it has the default 145 tires, the stability is very good.

This car has excellent direction!

The spare parts are very cheap, although it is very hard to find some of them.

After I repaired the car I had no more problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2002

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 3 reviews