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Living with a Dacia Jogger (Month 1)

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Living with a... Dacia Jogger (Month 1)
Living with a... Dacia Jogger (Month 1)

Dacia’s cost-conscious providing has been a constant winner with the Auto Dealer viewers, with you awarding it Best Value Brand and the Duster Best Value New Car in our newest New Car Awards. However Dacias aren’t simply well-liked as a result of they’re low cost, they’re well-liked as a result of they’re good as nicely. As we found once we first met the seven-seat Jogger. Successfully an prolonged Sandero with a van-like rear half, the Jogger appeals for each its anti-fashion stance and its sheer value-for-money – it’s fairly actually numerous automobile for the money. Spectacular. However will the novelty put on off after just a few months of dwelling with it? Learn on to seek out out… Skip to: Month 1 – No frills, no nonsense

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What’s it?

  • Mannequin: Dacia Jogger
  • Model: TCe 110
  • Spec stage: Excessive SE
  • Choices fitted: metallic paint (£595), spare wheel (£300)
  • Worth as examined: £19,640

We like

  • Worth
  • Gasoline financial system
  • Wi-fi Apple CarPlay

We don’t like

  • Rear seats do not fold flat
  • Lack of boot area
  • Inadequate energy for seven
Month 1 – No frills, no nonsenseThis is the most cost effective, best-value seven-seater household automobile available on the market. Which makes it a winner earlier than I’ve even pushed it, in my eyes. When you will have 4 boys, a canine and a busy way of life there’s zero level in shopping for the posh seven-seat SUV all of us dream of. Simply think about the fact – the leather-based will get wrecked, the cream carpets muddy, the doorways scuffed, the automobile boot lip scraped by canine paws. And people tinged with automobile envy don’t allow you to out of junctions. What you actually need is one thing so insanely bargain-bucket that when the primary youngster opens his door straight into the wall, you merely sigh. When the canine chews the seatbelt, you virtually smile. And when folks allow you to out of junctions since you’re simply wallpaper to them, you positively smirk. For that cause, I offer you our newest charabanc, the Dacia Jogger. Evidently a Jogger not a Sprinter, with its one-litre petrol engine rowed alongside by way of six handbook gears (children love a handbook gearbox, by the best way – limitless enjoyable sitting up entrance looking for third). And you end up grateful for each creature consolation at this worth level – we’ve wi-fi Apple CarPlay, heated seats, hill maintain, air-con, USB ports, and intelligent roof bars that unscrew with an Allen key and will be turned 90 levels to kind sturdy roof bars to hold no matter can’t match inside. Very intelligent. Certainly, we’re getting a prime field this month and shall be taking the Jogger from Kent to Cornwall, together with the remainder of England. I’m additionally impressed by the inside which is nastily low cost – there’s sensible black cloth on the seats which is tightly stitched, and flashes of a lighter mesh sample to lighten issues and add a little bit of distinction. To this point, we’ve pushed the Dacia across the M25, averaging about 54mpg for a suitable trade-off for the modest energy output of the engine. To be truthful, it blasts merrily together with solely a driver within the automobile, although we’ve but to check it with seven of us on board. However, it goes to indicate, a tiny engine is now not the hair shirt possibility it was. As Rory discovered in his video review the third row of seats are good and dangerous – they’re very simple to flip down however, crucially, don’t lie flat to create a load floor, so that you’re left with the identical sized usable boot area as once they’re up. Which is hardly something – room for about 4 luggage of purchasing at greatest. The one reply is to take away the sixth and seventh seats fully if you would like a good boot, which is simple sufficient to do as they’re very mild. However you don’t wish to be always eradicating seats or placing them in relying on what every particular person journey is for. The canine, for one, is most put out.

Living with a Dacia Jogger (Month 1)

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