Romania's police chief was fired after ordering 392 Dacia Logans at £17.7m
17 October 2008

Romania’s chief of police has been fired ordering what the country’s government claims were grossly overpriced Logan patrol cars.

Chief Gheorghe Popa signed a €22.7 million (£17.7 million) order for 392 cars, valuing them at €58,000 (£45,000) each. An entry-level version of the Logan costs €6400 (£4950) in Romania – Popa claimed the difference in price was for extras including GPS and a video system.

Romania’s interior minister cancelled the deal, saying it was a gross misuse of public money. He has also reported Popa to the country’s anti-corruption unit.

Popa defended himself by claiming that he took the contract on at a late stage, and that “there would have been [financial] consequences if I hadn’t signed it.”

The European Union has already accused Romania of suffering from endemic corruption.

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17 October 2008

[quote Autocar]Chief Gheorghe Popa signed a €22.7 million (£17.7 million) order for 392 cars, valuing them at €58,000 (£45,000) each. An entry-level version of the Logan costs €6400 (£4950) in Romania [/quote]

Ahhh, that's because they didn't order basic cars, these were the new Logan GTR, built using parts from the companies group parts bin!

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

20 October 2008

Is a Logan really £5000 in Roumania? They should bring the things over here - even with a £1000 price rise to punish us for being British, they'd clean up with it.

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