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Dacia Sandero Stepway (2013 on)

5
reviewed by Anonymous on 30 July 2018
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reviewed by Kevswales on 25 July 2018
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reviewed by taff664 on 9 September 2017
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reviewed by robert harding on 11 August 2017
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reviewed by Allan Flood on 14 October 2016
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reviewed by taff664 on 15 April 2015
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reviewed by facepainter on 19 January 2015
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reviewed by retgwte on 1 June 2014
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reviewed by Dacia warrior on 23 April 2014
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reviewed by swansrus on 17 February 2014
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reviewed by Earthman on 22 December 2013
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reviewed by swansrus on 8 December 2013
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0.9 tce stepway laureate

reviewed by stupot0041 on 12 May 2013
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How it drives
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Fuel economy
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Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
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Cost of maintenance and repairs
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Experience at the dealership
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How practical it is
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How you rate the manufacturer
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Overall reliability

Great

To reply to the comment about the driver's seat, on the model Laureate it does have height adjustment, this is the one of the options why the less equipped models are cheaper! On the second point, the 1.5 diesel is fitted in cars all over the world and it has never been famous for the belt snapping as long as you replace it within the specified time.

This car is as good as any other mainstream manufacturer, it's just not got the snobbery attached to it. (Remember Skoda, Seat etc. 15 years ago). They are designed to withstand the very bad roads and temperatures in eastern europe, africa, india etc and can cope with western european roads more than adequately.

I live in Switzerland and you see Dacias everywhere, as well as in Germany and France. They were voted most reliable car in Europe 2011 by 30,000 drivers. It's natural that people in the
UK are still sceptical but I didn't hesitate to make the choice.
The car drives extremely well, the body roll is well contained and the interior is well put together and very spacious. Don't forget that normal people are not test drivers looking for the slightest niggle! It also has 4 years warranty/roadside assistance, and parts are from Renault so plentiful and cheap.

If you want to pay 10,000 more for say German well known brands be my guest but if you research the breakdown statistics in Europe (ADAC for example - pannenstatistik 2012) these manufacturers are still hanging on to a reputation from 15 years ago.

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Price£8,395–£12,620
Road TaxA–D
MPG50.4–74.3 mpg
Real MPG79.3%

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