think it's the same here, I think the motabilty scheme keeps alot of the other car dealers in business, and the used car market varied.Since its re-launch in 2007 Dacia is very popular in Turkey and locally have all but killed off the smaller Toyotas and have definitely ousted Fiat from the taxi business, Kia and Hyundai are hurting too - these four send me SMS deals with ever increasing desperation and frequency - there were no deals from this bunch before Dacia. Finding reasons why is difficult but the size of the Logan and Stepway seem to be the reason why Toyota Yaris is struggling and problems with the 1.3 multiijet engine (service interval and complexity) are Fiats problems. Price and sheer arrogance could be the issue with the Korean offerings, plus they no longer sell the i10 here. That said the new Renault Clio is very popular as is the Symbol which is a really a Logan car version with a Renault badge. Ford and Opel don't seem to compete in the small car market out here any more but the Focus is quite popular. VW do have a local dealer but we see very few new VW's. In the end its all about value for money and the Dacia is a tough simple car at an affordable price, by no means perfect but good enough.
no danger of finding me in any of those these days ;-)Carlos, years ago, almost the middle of the last century you would have found me at FORD, I don't see anything on a Dacia that makes me think a FORD is better in any way shape or form. In my time I have overseen or performed work on all makes of car American, Italian, Japanese, Swedish German and English, and the exotic marques from all those countries, and all I will say is that underneath there is very little to choose between them, what sets them apart is the design - the shape of the body and of course the badge. Most of the "prestige" cars were a disappointment - I was expecting something special - it wasn't there. This is just one example of many : I was quite shocked to find the same unreliable electrical components on RR that we were fitting to FORD Escorts. Another, The Lamborghini was terrible in terms of build quality no wonder we saw it every week for a different urgent fundamental problem. That experience profoundly changed the way I look at "cars".