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What can the Dacia Jogger, the cheapest station wagon in Germany, do?
Matthias Malmedie investigated this question and praised the high-roof station wagon to the skies.
Anyone who follows Matthias Malmedie's YouTube channel knows that the Grip moderator has a penchant for fast and expensive cars.
It doesn't matter whether it's a combustion engine or an electric car.
Every now and then there are exceptions, such as a test drive in the Opel Rocks-e or the long-term Fiat Multipla project.
Recently, Matthias Malmedie also presented a special edition of the Dacia Duster on Facebook.
On YouTube he is now following up with the jogger.
Typically Dacia, this is of course the cheapest station wagon in Germany.
But what do you get for your money?
A whole lot of car - at least that seems to be the opinion of the Grip presenter who - again - is full of praise.
"I love this car," Matthias Malmedie clarified during the test drive.
Matthias Malmedie takes a close look at the Dacia Jogger: "It's like a sports car"
One reason for this is the good road holding of the Dacia Jogger.
And the car expert also likes the manual transmission of the high-roof station wagon because it can be guided very precisely.
The grip moderator also found words of praise for the well-shaped seats.
The new Dacia logo is also well received.
Matthias Malmedie fell in love with the Dacia Jogger - at least that's what he says.
© YouTube (Matthias Malmedie)
Even the comparatively measly engine doesn't bother him: "No one needs more than 100 hp.
That's why I love my Multipla so much.
It always grounds me.” Matthias Malmedie also likes the fact that you have to make compromises when it comes to equipment and draws an interesting – probably not meant to be taken seriously – comparison: “It’s like a sports car!” But it’s not just here that he has to think about fast cars.
The Y-lights in the front of the Dacia Jogger remind him of Lamborghini.
The tail in turn to Volvo.
Matthias Malmedie takes a close look at the Dacia Jogger: criticism of the reversing camera
Anyone who now expects pure praise like the VW Golf R 20 Years is mistaken.
Because a few points still bother the moderator.
For example, the built-in reversing camera caused Matthias Malmedie to laugh.
Because the quality is anything but good.
"How can you install a camera like that?" the moderator asks himself.
Of course you have to save at a base price of around 19,000 euros.
"But you don't have to finish saving!"
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There is also criticism for the different colors of the roof rails, antenna and logos.
The amount of hard plastic in the interior of the Dacia Jogger bothers Matthias Malmedie less than the lack of space on the back seat.
If an adult is sitting there, the table cannot be folded out.
"There's more space in the Multipla," he concludes.
Nevertheless, he considers it very suitable for everyday use.
An opinion shared by his fans who celebrate the video.
But there are also critical voices:
"I also think it's cool that with all the great cars you drive, you can still find that Dacia Jogger appealing and reviewing it so positively and down to earth."
“I actually think it's really cool that you're also testing a car like this.
But somehow you also notice that you don't take it all that seriously and rather make fun of this car, don't know if it has to be like that."
"Find it really very fair for the money!"
"Matze in the video I had foreign shame for you.
Especially when you scratched the plastic paneling with your fingernails for what felt like 10 seconds!
Many have to save for such a Dacia for a long time or cannot even afford it!
The statement: 'Well, all the panels here are really only made of plastic' would have been enough.”
"I think Mathias makes fun of the car more than giving his honest and proper opinion."
List of rubrics: © YouTube (Matthias Malmedie)