For European Car Buyers, Cheap Is Now Chic
Wolfgang Hirschauer, a toolmaker from the Bavarian ski town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, last year traded in his Renault Espace minivan for a Dacia Logan, a budget wagon that sells for a quarter the price. “I was looking for a car for transportation only,” says the father of three. “I liked the low cost and the basic features,” including easy-to-fix mechanics, which made up for the lack of frills such as power windows.
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