The new Dacia Sandero

The new Dacia Sandero

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The Rotrex Kid

23,798 posts

124 months

Thursday 7th January
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Hugo Stiglitz said:
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.
But a Sandero is the next size up from an Up. And £13k gets you an auto, which IIRC you can't get in an UP, never mind a GTI.

You're comparing Apples and Eggs. Dacias are cheap when directly compared to a direct competitor.


The Rotrex Kid

23,798 posts

124 months

Thursday 7th January
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Joey Deacon said:
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?
On PCP I would think so. Unfortunately we don't have the finance schemes available at the moment to quote properly.

Hugo Stiglitz

30,692 posts

175 months

Thursday 7th January
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The Rotrex Kid said:
But a Sandero is the next size up from an Up. And £13k gets you an auto, which IIRC you can't get in an UP, never mind a GTI.

You're comparing Apples and Eggs. Dacias are cheap when directly compared to a direct competitor.
Its an 8k car all day long. At 13k id be looking at a Duster


Edited by Hugo Stiglitz on Thursday 7th January 15:22

The Rotrex Kid

23,798 posts

124 months

Thursday 7th January
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Hugo Stiglitz said:
The Rotrex Kid said:
But a Sandero is the next size up from an Up. And £13k gets you an auto, which IIRC you can't get in an UP, never mind a GTI.

You're comparing Apples and Eggs. Dacias are cheap when directly compared to a direct competitor.
Its an 8k car all day long. At 13k id be looking at a Duster


Edited by Hugo Stiglitz on Thursday 7th January 15:22
Not an auto you wouldn't.

Eggs for eggs again.

Normodog

45 posts

4 months

Thursday 14th January
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Paid the £99 to reserve one of these. Comfort spec.

Perfect runaround for the mrs and the little one. Hopefully the pcp figures are decent when they release them.

SydneyBridge

5,665 posts

122 months

Friday 15th January
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What car magazine car of the year 2021

smifffymoto

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3,335 posts

169 months

Friday 29th January
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Well,I ordered one.
Not the Stepway but I ticked nearly all the options.We have gone for the blue as the other colours were delivery in June,we can’t wait that long.

Clifford Chambers

21,173 posts

147 months

Saturday 30th January
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smifffymoto said:
Well,I ordered one.
Not the Stepway but I ticked nearly all the options.We have gone for the blue as the other colours were delivery in June,we can’t wait that long.
I nearly did, but then went for a pre reg duster instead. It's for Mrs CC. If she really hates dusting, we'll have a rethink.

Mikebentley

2,517 posts

104 months

Saturday 30th January
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I put the pre order deposit down but by the time I specced it up it was £12.5k. Bought a pre reg Duster Tce Bi Fuel in Comfort spec. Absolutely brilliant car.

smifffymoto

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3,335 posts

169 months

Saturday 30th January
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I have also gone for the bi fuel,gas here is about 82 cents.The cheapest in Bergerac is 77 cents.

Mikebentley

2,517 posts

104 months

Saturday 30th January
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I’m getting min for £0.45ppl. It means my Duster is doing about 109mpg compared to petrol cost.

smifffymoto

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3,335 posts

169 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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I picked up my Sandero this morning,impressed is the word.
The interior maybe very plastic,hard plastic at that but overall it’s a very well equipped car.

The car will start on either petrol or gas and remember which fuel to start on next time you start.The carte libre(don’t know what it’s called in UK) unlocks the car when you approach and locks it when you walk away with the card on your person.Stop/start,emergency braking,the new nav is alot better than was in my Renault Trafic.
The cabin has a more spacious feeling than I expected.

So,after 20 km that’s my first impression,After driving a van it’s alot quieter and a damn site more comfortable.

Mikebentley

2,517 posts

104 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Pictures please.

Silenoz

595 posts

117 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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I've been considering one of these, did think about a Duster but the auto box is probably going to sway me towards a Stepway Comfort. I'm justifying the Stepway because it looks better in white so is only £400 more than the normal Sandero in metallic.

smifffymoto

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3,335 posts

169 months

Wednesday 24th February
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I was going to have the Stepway but in France it has an orange infill around the heater vents,seat trim and would look st with any other paint colour than orange.
With the normal Sandero it is silver and goes with any colour paint.

Clifford Chambers

21,173 posts

147 months

Wednesday 24th February
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smifffymoto said:
I was going to have the Stepway but in France it has an orange infill around the heater vents,seat trim and would look st with any other paint colour than orange.
With the normal Sandero it is silver and goes with any colour paint.
That does sound a bit bizarre, but maybe that's just the tradeoff for a well priced but highly regarded hatch.

I found the duster packages a bit odd too. At least its straight forward.

Edited by Clifford Chambers on Wednesday 24th February 16:19