The Logan MCV, technically just like all Dacias ever made, is not exactly the prettiest girl at the prom. It's more like the girl that should have stayed home filling up on Rocky Road and watching cheesy B-rated romantic movies. The front facia isn't that bad looking, especially since our test car consisted of the facelift model, with new slimmer headlights and a re-designed grill and bumper.
The only downside might be the re-designed Dacia logo, which looks either like a piece of modern art or exactly like a beer bottle opener, whichever you prefer. The design of the rear is also on the upper scale of "niceness", looking like a cross between an utility van and an elevated station wagon.
The main problem which we encountered design-wise is the way it looks from the side. We are even inclined to believe that Dacia Logan MCV designers took a shelved Logan light commercial vehicle project, added a few inches in length and height, threw in a couple of extra side windows and called it a day. Also, the similarity between this people-carrier and a hearse is a joke so passe it's not even funny anymore.
From certain angles it looks like a bloated station wagon on a diet of enough Mexican food to keep you on the toilet for a week. Not a very pretty sight, we know. Even though it's far from being the all time ugly duckling in today's automotive world, the Logan MCV would look more appropriate design-wise in the early nineties or the end of the 1980s.
Most of its ugly bits consist of the aggressive height, which is of course there to provide ample space that is used mainly for the passenger's heads and the flat side windows, which hark back to the 1970s era of design. Continue reading
Hold on, Sir May B. Bach would like to say something...
This can't be... ahem... happening. It simply isn't possible. I can't believe you people actually made me do this. I rode in a... ahem... Dacia. What on earth is a Dacia? Almost everything about this car screams... ahem... third world country. Do I look like a charitable person to you? I really don't give a flying ... ahem... hogwash about what poor people are driving. I have too much money to care.
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