Whenever the guys hand me the keys to a macho vehicle I smile and think about all the differences between men's and women's tastes in cars. At what exactly drives some men to only buy a car that has at least eight cylinders under the hood, uses four times as much fuel as a regular econobox and goes only twice as fast. Is that an appropriate estimation of men's tastes? The Dacia Logan MCV appears to be on the exact opposite of the vehicle described earlier.
It only has four cylinders, uses VERY little fuel and goes as slow as a bored turtle. Could this be a car for a lady, since it has attributes that are so antithetic to the macho car image? Well, apparently all those qualities a woman should like in a car went out the window the second I saw how the Logan MCV looks from the side. Whatever hope there was left to like this car also vanished after I carefully and timidly stepped inside it.
Everything, and I mean everything, looked like it was designed and built specifically to be unattractive to a lady. First thing I did when climbing inside was to grasp the rubbery plastic steering wheel, which was probably the only trace of mildly quality plastic inside. Everything else looks like it was designed and put together by a team of children who only had some China-made plastics as materials.
The center console has a horrific aluminium imitation and I almost broke a nail while trying to maneuver a knob on the air conditioning unit. After finally starting the engine and driving away I realized something while looking in the interior mirror to check on how my new mascara was looking: this is a seven seater!
I immediately pulled over and jumped on the rear seat, behind which I noticed the perfect place for me to snuggle with my boyfriend. So it hit me: this car is the quintessence of practicality! You can use it to escape with whomever you may want outside the city, let your guy go fishing with his buddies on the weekends, fill it up with the entire content of your wardrobe whenever feeling like going for a road trip, etc. Too bad about the ambulance look and the poor quality of the interior.