2009 Dacia Logan MCV 1.4 8v petrol from Germany
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.
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...