Dacia Nova Reviews

1998 Dacia Nova GS 1.3 Dacia Automobile Engine Romania from Egypt

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.3 Dacia Automobile Engine Romania Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance80000 kilometres
Previous carSeat Fiora

Summary:

It's a JOY for an engineer who can fix it everyday

Faults:

Engine Stability (since I bought it).

Transmission isn't smooth.

Cooling fans.

Disc.

Breaks and breaks heads.

Electrical wires and fuses CORRUPTED.

When engine gets hot, the transmission get very loose!! although when it's cold, the transmission is hard.

General Comments:

Road handling, the best EVER, EXACTLY like BMW.

The cars design is awesome.

The body is strong.

The seats are comfy.

The indicators and the whole front is awesome.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th September, 2005

4th Mar 2008, 23:13

I liked your sense of humor, your bmw joke stroke a hearty laughter.

It never occurred to the other two fellas, that this was a great joke. But that's OK. Some people seem to be awefully upset with life itself; too bad they did not get it.

1998 Dacia Nova GTi 1.6 Bosch Monotronic Injection from Romania

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Bosch Monotronic Injection Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres
Previous carDacia 1300

Summary:

It's a pity it wasn't produced in the 80's, with a little bit of attention to details..

Faults:

Doors needed to be tuned in order to close properly.

The interior heating system needed to be replaced at 15,000 km.

Loss of cooling water at 20,000 km.

The engine started to have a bad noise at 30,000 km. One of the safety rings from the valves fell. I was lucky the engine survived!

The exhaust system needs to be replaced every two or three years because of rust.

After only one winter it started to rust! Everywhere!

The headlights switch needed to be replaced after using them on high beam for a long period of time.

The signaling relee needed to be replaced.

General Comments:

+ Very good stability in curves.

+ Very good braking.

+ Pretty good acceleration, considering that the engine is a 35 years old design by Renault, with a 10 years old monotronic injection by Bosch.

- Engine/injection not tuned properly. It fluctuates when standing; probably this is the cause for a high fuel consumption in city (10-12 l / 100 km).

- Poor quality of interior components resulting in a loss of image. A lot of noise when driving on the bumpy roads of Bucharest.

- Could have been a great car if it wasn't for the poor quality of components and assembly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 28th August, 2003

3rd Nov 2004, 18:25

Nova dacia is a good car, but the spare parts are not available here in Egypt and if it found it would be very expensive, so I would like to tell the manger of the factory about that thanks.

7th Jan 2007, 12:32

I bought a Dacia Nova used car. price of about 2700 dollars is very low compared to the modern form. Car Show in general is good. for the relatively small, but not bear a number of persons. it is A quick and fairly constant and spare parts available. Economic fuel consumption. But with all this, no one is loved in Egypt do not enjoy a good reputation, no one says anything substantive in this regard.

2000 Dacia Nova GTi C 1.6 from Romania

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance14300 kilometres

Summary:

5000$ car (under Renault protection)

Faults:

Brakes went down very easy.

Some front problems. Very, very noisy inside. Poor details.

General Comments:

You can use tires 185/60/13-front, 205/60/13 rear. Fun car, easy to drive, 172km/h top speed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th April, 2001

5th May 2001, 16:06

Dacia Nova GTi C - My father has owned one and has had a few teething problems with the brakes, this was due to the front calipers not being checked properly and they had a small leak from the bleeder valve!! Apparently quite common!

But apart from that he had his fine tuned and drove it back to the UK from Romania without any problems. Attained a top speed of 182km/h.

18th Nov 2002, 12:10

The Nova Gti is going to 60mph in 12 seconds with 6 persons on board and luggage, and it's top speed is at 180 km/h. Tested on the police radar!!! It's so strong that I'm going with it to illegal racing! For any other comments call +40722197491 or mail me at mayacars2002@yahoo.com.

1999 Dacia Nova GT 1.6 carburetor from Romania

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 carburetor Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance31000 kilometres

Summary:

The only chance to buy a new car with $3000!!!

Faults:

The clutch broke after 300 km (it lacked a small device since fabrication). It was replaced at no cost (under warranty).

Leaking under the windshield.

It didn't start during winter on a couple of occasions.

The front seats make an annoying sound when driving on bumpy roads.

It 'drinks' a lot of gas when driven in the city.

General Comments:

The best one can get at this price (~3000$ - new).

Nice start from a standing point and very stable at high speeds including in curves.

The engine doesn't run smoothly all the time.

Very good brakes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th April, 2001

27th Feb 2002, 03:02

Acceleration: 0-100kph 19 sec.

1999 Dacia Nova GT 1.6 leaded/unleaded fuel from Romania

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 leaded/unleaded fuel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance16000 kilometres
Previous carDacia 1310

Summary:

Nice and stable

Faults:

Brake disc ovalised from the start.

Water leaks from the front windshield.

Front feft door lock broken into pieces after 15,000 km. Bad details.

General Comments:

Excellent stability. Pretty good engine power. Very stable at any speed including high (120-140 km/h).

Pity that some parts of the car, not manufactured by Dacia broke into pieces after some time. Maybe they'll have to choose other partners?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2001

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 5 reviews