Used Dacia Sandero (2013-present) long-term test review

The Dacia Sandero has long been a price point winner in the What Car? new car awards, but is it a great second-hand purchase? We have four months to find out...

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Max Adams
17 July 2019

Used Dacia Sandero (13-present) long term test review

The car 2018 Dacia Sandero 0.9 TCe Comfort  

Run by Max Adams, used cars reporter

Why it’s here To find out if a ‘good value’ new car can be a great-value used one

Needs to Prove its worth against other used small cars


Price when new £10,890 (including £1095 worth of options) Value on arrival £8990 Value now £8413 (trade price with no options) Miles on arrival 3395 Mileage now 5565 Official economy 45.6mpg (WLTP) Test economy 40.1mpg


17 July 2019 - Dacia lot of boot space

It’s usually good to find other interests outside of work, and perhaps one of the more wholesome activities you can take part in is gardening. I’m quite fortunate in having a little bit of greenery where I live, so I thought I’d set to tidying it up a bit since the weather has been pretty good of late. 

Blooming Sandero LT update

You might be wondering how this anecdotal story about gardening relates to an inexpensive Sandero. Well, I’m not going to start suggesting that a Sandero is so cheap that you can get a landscape gardener in, but you can fit quite a lot of gardening waste into the ample boot it has.

Used Dacia Sandero

True, there is a bit of a lip to hump stuff over, but that’s a small price to pay for a luggage area that could challenge cars from the class above. What’s more, I managed to fit two yucca plants into the rear of the Sandero without having to resort to folding the seats down.  

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