Yes brother, I now can see your point; there's no real alternative to the Logan at such a price (at least in some countries). But the KIA Rio is available also in sedan, not only hatchback. Thank you.
I have a 2007 Logan. Sounds like a diesel, but is rather suited to our very potholed roads - in fact I do things with this car an SUV might envy! However there have been some issues:
- My speedo packed up at circa 20,000 km, and the less than efficient importers could not fix it.
- I have replaced my air con unit.
- I have replaced the clutch system.
- My timing belt snapped because I could no longer tell the distance covered, as an indicator for belt change.
Overall, I do not blame the car but the poor support from the importers. I would buy this car again from a different importer. Really good car!!
I am the original reviewer.
The car is now 6 years old and it has done 92 000 kilometers.
Reliability seems good. There have been some small issues, but none of them was costly or left me stranded on the side of the road.
The headlights control lever had to be replaced (price 25 euros, changed it myself).
The front lower ball joints were changed (25 euros for both joints, plus 25 euros for the mechanic). I blame the bad roads for the joints breaking.
There are also some areas where the paint is no longer shiny.
I plan to change the timing belt next month (it is well beyond the 60 000 kilometers specified by the maintenance manual). It was a risk that I have assumed.
The LPG kit is continuing to save me a lot of money.
I can no longer see the point of naturally aspirated gasoline engines without LPG kits. Especially with the current gasoline prices.
In Romania gasoline is 1.5 euros per liter, while LPG is 0.75 euros per liter.