What used Dacia Sandero hatchback will I get for my budget?
An early 2014 Dacia Sandero with above average mileage will set you back £2600. If you want the faster 0.9-litre turbo engine, you will need to add a bit more to your funds as these start at around £4500. These cars seem to be holding their value very well which is great for those who own them, not so good for those looking to buy them. While they were bargains new, they seem to be less so on the used market.
How much does it cost to run a Dacia Sandero hatchback?
In terms of fuel economy, the smallest petrol engines all have low combined average fuel consumption figures, with the diesel managing to break into the free road tax band - provided you buy one which was registered before April 2017, which is the point the flat rate fee of £140 was applied to all new vehicles. The diesel has a combined average of 80.7mpg, while the petrols get a combined average of 57.6mpg for the 0.9-litre and 54.3mpg for the 1.0-litre.
The surprise black sheep of the Sandero engine line-up is the 1.2 because it doesn’t have any of the latest eco technology to help it. A combined average is 48.7mpg and road tax of £135 per year are not very good for a car of its type.
Dacia offers servicing plans for any Dacia model between 1-10 years of age called ‘Service Loyalty Packs’. They are supposed to cover your Dacia for a set number of services or miles, whichever comes soonest. But they seem quite expensive for what they are.