Dacia Sandero review

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Dacia Sandero
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4 Jan 2017 00:00 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 10:24

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Ever wondered what the cheapest new car you can buy is? Well, here’s your answer: the Dacia Sandero.

You get plenty of space for your small outlay, too, because the Sandero is one of the roomiest in the small car class, both for people and luggage. It’s available as a five-door only, but there’s a range of engines and trims to choose from.

The trade-off is a distinctly last-generation interior, a meagre list of standard equipment, particularly for the entry-level model, and driving dynamics that aren’t quite up there with more expensive rivals, such as the Ford Fiesta and Skoda Fabia.

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So, is the Sandero a bargain or would you be better stretching your budget a little for the rival Ford Ka+? Read on over the next few pages for our in-depth impressions and to find out which engines and trims make the most sense.

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There are 5 trims available for the Sandero hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
Access
Avoid this one unless you really can't push the budget any higher. It misses out on air-conditioning, central locking, a radio, and you don't even get painted bumpers....View trim
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Essential
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Ambiance
This makes the most sense. It’s still sensibly priced but gets important features such as air-conditioning, a DAB radio, remote central locking, electric front windows and Bluetooth....View trim
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Laureate
Laureate trim brings a touchscreen infotainment system, rear parking sensors and cruise control. It pushes up the price considerably, but this range-topping Sandero is still temptingly priced....View trim
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Comfort
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