The new Dacia Sandero

The new Dacia Sandero

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smifffymoto

Original Poster:

3,342 posts

169 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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Is it as good as it looks.
I configured one and it came to under 16000€,for a new car that’s impressive.

bcr5784

5,466 posts

109 months

Saturday 19th December 2020
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smifffymoto said:
Is it as good as it looks.
I configured one and it came to under 16000€,for a new car that’s impressive.
From what I read in AutoExpress it offers far more than anything else at the price (in the UK at least). Not as quiet and refined as the Clio (which uses the same platform) but a decent performer nevertheless.

PositronicRay

21,206 posts

147 months

Wednesday 23rd December 2020
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I'm interested in this too, no prices or specs for the new one in the UK yet.

Apparently it comes with cvt or 6 speed manual, and an electric version for the end of 2021.

Not familiar with Renault stuff, any inherent problems with the running gear?

bcr5784

5,466 posts

109 months

Wednesday 23rd December 2020
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PositronicRay said:
I'm interested in this too, no prices or specs for the new one in the UK yet.

Apparently it comes with cvt or 6 speed manual, and an electric version for the end of 2021.

Not familiar with Renault stuff, any inherent problems with the running gear?
Prices and specs on the Dacia site https://www.dacia.co.uk/vehicles/sandero/compare-m... The TCe90 Essential model at £8795 looks great value.


Edited by bcr5784 on Wednesday 23 December 12:32

PositronicRay

21,206 posts

147 months

Wednesday 23rd December 2020
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bcr5784 said:
PositronicRay said:
I'm interested in this too, no prices or specs for the new one in the UK yet.

Apparently it comes with cvt or 6 speed manual, and an electric version for the end of 2021.

Not familiar with Renault stuff, any inherent problems with the running gear?
Prices and specs on the Dacia site https://www.dacia.co.uk/vehicles/sandero/compare-m... The TCe90 Essential model at £8795 looks great value.


Edited by bcr5784 on Wednesday 23 December 12:32
Yes but that's the out going model.

The Rotrex Kid

23,820 posts

124 months

Wednesday 23rd December 2020
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PositronicRay

21,206 posts

147 months

Wednesday 23rd December 2020
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Thank you rotex. thumbup

Prices compare well to the outgoing model, considering the extra kit and other improvements.

Pleased with steel wheels too.

Anyone know what these clio cvt boxes are like?

The Rotrex Kid

23,820 posts

124 months

Wednesday 23rd December 2020
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The CVT box is fine, it’ll do the job just fine on a £14k Stepway. The EDC box is more expensive so being retained for the renault range

PositronicRay

21,206 posts

147 months

Wednesday 23rd December 2020
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Ahh Thx, just discussed with Mrs PR she's happy with a manual.

Thinking of a stepway comfort in blue, I notice pre orders attract a service plan foc. Is it worth pre ordering or better to wait until launch?

The Rotrex Kid

23,820 posts

124 months

Wednesday 23rd December 2020
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PositronicRay said:
Ahh Thx, just discussed with Mrs PR she's happy with a manual.

Thinking of a stepway comfort in blue, I notice pre orders attract a service plan foc. Is it worth pre ordering or better to wait until launch?
You don’t have to go ahead if you pre order, and you’ll get your deposit back. The dealer you choose will just get a list of people who have pre ordered to contact and then you can actually order or not.


PositronicRay

21,206 posts

147 months

Thursday 24th December 2020
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Thank you very helpful.

As an aside would it be worthwhile hanging on for the electric version? it's a runabout so quite fancy the idea, but at only 2-3k per annum I doubt it'd be financially viable.

As an educated guess what do suppose the premium would be? An extra £4k maybe?

Hugo Stiglitz

30,692 posts

175 months

Thursday 24th December 2020
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10k for a bi-fuel model is stonking value!

smifffymoto

Original Poster:

3,342 posts

169 months

Thursday 24th December 2020
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The Stepway has a very good tech spec for the money.I think it’s also a good looking car.

PositronicRay

21,206 posts

147 months

Thursday 24th December 2020
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The Stepway is reminiscent of a Matra Rancho, before crossovers were a thing. Perhaps it was even the 1st.

I liked those too back in the day.

lordturpin

179 posts

142 months

Thursday 24th December 2020
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Hugo Stiglitz said:
10k for a bi-fuel model is stonking value!
"A button on the dashboard switches between the petrol and LPG tanks, offering a combined range of up to 620 miles !"

Review here
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/dacia-...


SydneyBridge

5,670 posts

122 months

Monday 4th January
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I was thinking of a pre ordering a base Stepway, just over £11k with metallic paint, seems amazing value

Clifford Chambers

21,206 posts

147 months

Tuesday 5th January
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SydneyBridge said:
I was thinking of a pre ordering a base Stepway, just over £11k with metallic paint, seems amazing value
It does look good, maybe even too posh for us with electronic fang dangles galore. I notice the comfort gets even more, much more than we want or need, except the soft feel steering wheel.

Is the std one that bad? Will we get splinters?

Joey Deacon

3,402 posts

140 months

Thursday 7th January
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As a serial sheddist who hasn't owned a brand new car since 2002 I am thinking more and more about one of these. I am pretty certain the Essential TCE 90 in Highland Grey for £10,555 would be all the car I really need and would easily last me for 15 years+.

However, my girlfriend can only drive an Auto, and the only Auto version is the COMFORT TCE 90 AUTOMATIC which is £13,355 with metalic paint.

My current shed is 14 years old and getting a bit tired now, and it seems all second hand cars have gone up massively since Covid. I would probably be upping the shed budget to £5K next time, but I am thinking I could put £5K down as a deposit on one of these and hopefully pay under £100 a month?






timbo999

921 posts

219 months

Thursday 7th January
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As long as you don't mind paying for it for 7 years...

Hugo Stiglitz

30,692 posts

175 months

Thursday 7th January
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I wouldn't pay 13k for a Dacia. Sorry. I like them but at 13k... a few k more and you get a VW UP! GTI.

The whole positive of a Sandero is its like a Clio Campus. Cheery. Cheep, basic and ...cheap.