1987 Dacia 1410 TX 1.4L from Romania
Robust, simple, easy and cheap to run
The CV joints had to be repaired.
The car is really great.
If you install an electronic ignition system (capacitive discharge type), then you won't have almost any problems with it.
It will start at the first turn of the key, even in -26 degrees C. (if the carburettor is clean and perfectly tuned). No problems at all with starting in any conditions.
The engine is great and robust. Extremely easy to maintain and to tune.
Valve clearance is really easy to set.
If you use a good oil, and change it regularly, the engine can last up to 250.000 km.
Carburetor is extremely easy to clean.
No problems with it as well.
Any component of the car can easily be repaired or changed by anyone who has even basic skills in mechanics.
The gear box is also very rugged. No problems with it as well. Needs to refill the gear oil from time to time.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th April, 2006