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post Jul 10 2009, 02:31 PM
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The Dacia Logan is a car produced jointly by the French manufacturer Renault and its subsidiary Dacia of Romania. It is manufactured at Dacia's automobile plant in Mioveni, Romania, in Colombia, Brazil, Russia, Morroco, Iran, India and South Africa. It is also marketed as the Renault Logan, Nissan Aprio or Tondar 90 depending on the existing presence or positioning of the Renault brand.

The Logan was the end result of Project X90, announced by Renault in 1999 after the buyout of Dacia in 1998. During a visit to Russia by French President Jacques Chirac, Louis Schweitzer noted that at Lada and Renault dealerships the 6,000 Ladas were selling very well, while the 12,000 Renaults stayed in the showroom. "Seeing those antiquated cars, I found it unacceptable that technical progress should stop you making a good car for 6,000." (He later revised this target to 5,000). "I also drew up a list of specifications in three words modern, reliable and affordable and added that everything else was negotiable."[citation needed] However, the cheapest version of the car is priced at almost 6,000, and can reach 10,700, depending on equipment and customs duty (the base model for Western Europe, where it is badged as a Dacia but generally sold in Renault dealerships, is somewhat more expensive). As it was designed from the outset as an affordable car, the Logan has many simplified features to keep costs low.

The car replaces many older cars in production, including the Romanian Dacia 1310 series of Renault 12-based cars.

It was officially launched in 2004. Renault originally had no plans to sell Logan in Western Europe, but began importing a more expensive version of the car in June 2005, starting at around 7,000. It became an unexpected success with people wanting an inexpensive, no frills car they could repair themselves. The Logan was launched in India in June 2007 as a collaboration with Mahindra, who helped Renault cut costs by 15%.[1] India was the first right hand drive market for the Logan. It was almost an instant success with impressive sales in the first few months [2] and is the best-selling car in its class.

The Logan is based on the B platform that is used by the third generation Renault Clio, Renault Modus and the latest version of the Nissan Micra. It has 50% fewer parts than a high-end Renault vehicle and has a limited number of electronic devices. In addition to making the car less costly to produce, this also makes it easier and cheaper to repair.

Some parts are also much simpler than those of its competitors. For example, rear-view mirrors are symmetrical and can be used on either sides of the car, the windshield is flatter than usual, and the dashboard is a single injection-molded piece.

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post Jul 12 2009, 06:39 AM
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post Jul 12 2009, 10:27 PM
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Well, the new Logan looks a little bit better then the old one, but the materials that they used when the body was constructed are crappy. The old version had a much more stronger body.

Anyway, the Logan is a cheap car, and for the money that you pay for it ... well ... it great. The guys from Dacia & Renault did a really good job.

Some pics with one of my favorites Logans ( trickz probably knows it, Dsign from ZeXstar LedTuning )

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post Jul 14 2009, 12:33 AM
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Good car. Good price. Everything you need in a car, nothing you want. COMPLETELY UNCOOL!
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post Jul 14 2009, 03:10 AM
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I give it cool simply because it's honest. It's just a car. Something to get you from A to B and nothing less. It doesn't try to snazz up itself with fancy marketing.
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post Jul 14 2009, 08:34 AM
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I got a chance to sit and drive in this one (called Renault Logan in India) and besides a wheesy tractor engine and made for 5 cents plastic interior the car is very utilitarian. The trunk is big enough to fit 3 full sized suitcases + handbag. The interior has room for 5 adults with surprising amount of ride comfort in shitty mumbai roads. I wont give it a cool vote for this but its definitely not uncool.
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post Jun 30 2010, 09:13 PM
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nice car. i already have this and i am satisfied on its service. its smooth and comfortable.
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