Renault Logan Reviews

2010 Renault Logan Expression 1.6 8 valve from Egypt

Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 8 valve Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired19 kilometres
Most recent distance94000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz W123

Summary:

Reliable

Faults:

Some original spare parts could be expensive.

General Comments:

I bought my Logan in 2010 and the car's mileage has exceeded 94000 KM. Based on my experience, I will discuss some issues in more detail:

1. Reliability:

Logan is a great car in terms of reliability. The only spare parts I have changed were the front shock absorbers. However, it should be noted that Egyptian roads are of inferior quality.

I have changed the brake pads at 85000 KM, which is a great record.

At 90000 KM, I noticed that I need to change one console lamp. The one which lights the A/C button. Besides, the driver's door joint needs to be lubricated to avoid noises when opening/closing a door.

I don't think these are major faults at this mileage level.

I advise drivers to continuously visit dealer service units to replace parts at the due time.

2. Performance:

My Logan's engine is 1.6 petrol 8 valve 90 HP. Well, the car runs smoothly. However, if you compare it to other 1.6 engine cars, the Logan would be placed in an average rank. Some economical 1.6 cars could be faster such as the Hyundai Verna 1.6. However, the Logan could be faster than a Chevrolet Lanos and Aveo.

The car is stable when driving at high speeds, whether on straight roads or curvy roads.

3. Running costs:

If you buy original spare parts from Renault official dealers, they could be moderately expensive in comparison to Chinese or some Korean cars. However, non-official dealers in Egypt provide good alternatives with reasonably good prices.

The best fuel consumption I've ever recorded was 320KM per gallon of petrol.

4. The options:

The Logan Expression provides better options than many other competitors at this level, such as the Chevrolet Lanos, Hyundai Verna and others.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2013

2007 Renault Logan 1.6 from India

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance48000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Esteem

Summary:

Satisfied

Faults:

I have a Renault Logan 1.6 engine (earlier version is called Dacia Logan) bought in 2007 when it was first launched in India. The engine began to shudder and it took the workshop four days to dig out the cause for this, and eventually figured it's the ignition coil issue and got it replaced (of course they have charged me). I have driven around 100 kms so far, and the issue seems to be resolved now.

Heard in various forums that in Renault cars, the ignition coil is the major issue, and more often needs to be replaced frequently.

However, I have no other issues, and am overall satisfied with the performance of the car, and the USP is the space.

General Comments:

Good performance, mileage, space.

Bad quality of the interior and a lack of power.

Overall, satisfied.

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

Review Date: 5th May, 2011

8th Oct 2012, 11:53

I have a Renault Logan, which has about 60000 km on the clock. It has been totally reliable until this day. I must remind you that the routine maintenance service must be done on this car, right on the schedule. The ignition coil problem is because of not changing spark plugs every 20000 km. Try it out, the cost of one spark plug set is much cheaper than double ignition coils.

Good luck.

2006 Renault Logan Dinamique 1.6 petrol from Colombia

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance3000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen AX

Summary:

Big on space, a lot of standard options, but low on price

Faults:

Well I just passed the 3000 km mark and, at first, I thought the car was underpowered, but as I passed the 1000 km mark and the 2000 km mark I feel the engine is getting better everyday.

General Comments:

This car is great. The Renault version of it looks way better than the Dacia one, and here in Colombia it's a plus that it is badged Renault as the marque Dacia is unknown here.

The car's looks are a bit odd; some people love it, some people don't.

The interior is pretty spartan, but that is not a problem considering the price paid for it, and the list of standard equipment. The car has A/C, 2 airbags, four power windows, power mirrors, alarm, original Renault CD radio, power steering, ABS, and power locks with remote control.

The greatest thing this car has is the big interior. In the rear 3 big adults can be comfortable on a long trip, which is a thing you do not see on the other cars that are in the same range of price.

To the people that are considering one, I think you should get the diesel or the 1.6 engine version, because I test drove the 1.4 and I believe that engine is really underpowered for the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd October, 2006

29th Jul 2008, 14:27

Wrong, Dacia has sold cars in South America since 1970 including Colombia for that matter.

Dacia Logan and Renault Logan, are exactly the same cars, and yes, your Logan looks much better because the front grill is different, that's what makes the car.

20th Apr 2010, 09:32

How much does it cost in your country?

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 3 reviews