Our cars: Dacia Sandero - October

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  • Filming the Sandero's final video update. The interior stood up well to daily use

    Filming the Sandero's final video update. The interior stood up well to daily use

  • Cup holder in the Sandero gets so warm, it caused trouble for Matt's iPhone

    Cup holder in the Sandero gets so warm, it caused trouble for Matt's iPhone

  • Sandero and Sandero Stepway seem to be holding value well in the used car market

    Sandero and Sandero Stepway seem to be holding value well in the used car market

  • The Sandero now has another award to its name

    The Sandero now has another award to its name

  • Speed alert warning bongs aren't always accurate but get seriously noisy

    Speed alert warning bongs aren't always accurate but get seriously noisy

  • Dacia's tax disc comes at a cost for the first time, but it's only £30

    Dacia's tax disc comes at a cost for the first time, but it's only £30

  • Sat nav has been keeping Matthew from picking up speeding points

    Sat nav has been keeping Matthew from picking up speeding points

  • Sandero is being fuel tested this week

    Sandero is being fuel tested this week

  • Interior mirror is distracting and unnecessary

    Interior mirror is distracting and unnecessary

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Dacia Sandero 0.9 TCe Laureate

Week ending October 25
Mileage 5867
Driven this week 142
Winter might be closing in fast, but it was still sunny enough for me to need the sunvisor down when I borrowed the Sandero the other day. As a result, I found myself looking at my own reflection.
The driver’s vanity mirror doesn’t have a cover, you see; no doubt this saves a bit of money and helps Dacia keep the price of the Sandero so low. However, I can’t help thinking that a better and even cheaper option would have been to do away with the mirror altogether.

By Steve Huntingford
Steven.Huntingford@whatcar.com

Week ending October 18
Mileage 5725
Driven this week 257

Read the full Dacia Sandero review

I'm a big fan of the Sandero's MediaNav system. The screen responds quickly, the system has all the features that you could want from an infotainment system (bluetooth, iPod connection and sat-nav) and it costs just £250.

One niggle has appeared: the touchscreen is very reflective in bright sunlight. As sunlight hours get shorter and shorter, it's not a massive problem but the glare is distracting.

By Matthew Burrow
Matthew.Burrow@whatcar.com


Week ending October 11

Mileage 5468
Driven this week 125

Plenty of my occasional passengers in the Sandero have commented that they were expecting the interior of the car to be much blander than it actually is.

Laureate trim adds chrome touches to the steering wheel, air vent surrounds, gear lever and dials. The large windows also brighten what could be a drab, plasticky cabin. These features liven up the interior and make it a more inviting place to be.

By Matthew Burrow

Our cars: Dacia Sandero - September

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