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Hi all, is it just me or does the forum seem to be getting a lot more members. I would love to know Dacias latest sale figures.

It looks like we all bought a winner. :)
 

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Mum ordered a Duster Laureate in October 2014, and finally got it in March 2015 - We were told that Dacia had been taken by surprise and were struggling to keep up with demand/distribution, so I guess it's a good news story.

I also suppose that the Renault ownership has done similar for Dacia as VAG ownership did for Skoda, and increased confidence?

I'd happily recommend Dacia based on our 3 cars, and the customer service we have received.
 

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There's no denying they're popular north of the border, and Edinburgh seems to be a particular hotspot. I see so many now in the course of a day's driving shift I couldn't possibly count them all!
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
There are more and more dacias popping up all over where years ago it would have been micra, Yaris, alto or one of the Citroën c1 trio for value for money.
I dont deny the dacia is cheap in the feel, but the quality is more than up to the price of costs, yes it's no ford, or Volkswagen but it was never intended to be.
It should be compared with prices which are similar, not a car that costs more than double to buy new.
Put my logan next to my ex colleague at works new Citroën c1 (which cost more incidentally) and the dacia will show you Who got the better deal.
In a place where the local council surface dresses the road with loose chippings over and over every year, I know I'd rather be sand blasting the Base off my 9 grand car over a 18000 grand car anyday.
 

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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".
 

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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".
no danger of finding me in any of those these days ;-)
Everything is the same take the fleet of tractor cabs we had before the rigids, everyone including agency drivers turned their noses up at the iveco and the daf, yet those did double the mileage of the higher class scania, merc, and to an extent the man... Yet guess which supposed poor quality ones soldiered on without any breakdowns? When the iveco was taken it was on almost 500,000 km, the merc and the man would be lucky to last that long, the scania was a scania but the usual electrical gremlins with random warning lights.
The merc was just the most disgusting clumsy hunk of random noise I've ever come across.
I'm currently in a newer daf rigid, its only on 126,000 but iknow it'll never fail, I'm lucky really because nobody else wants to take it ;-)
 

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American cars (for the US market) are particularly shoddily made. My friend had a new Mustang while I was over there, when she put the fan on the air-vents blew out.

A UK friend of mine bought a Ford B-Max at the same time I bought my Duster, has had loads of problems with it, mechanical and electrical.

Dacia are not the best designed, equipped and made cars in the world, but are exceptional for the price. For the price of a Ford Kuga SUV you can buy a Duster, and another Duster as a spare!
 
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