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Dacia Sandero 1.5 Dci Laureate 5Dr Diesel Hatchback

Overview:

Mileage: 10
Trans: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Year: 17/17
Colour: Slate Grey - Metallic
Fuel Type: Diesel

Quote Reference Number: 0BR-512633

OUR PRICE: £11,995

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Specification

Specification
Body Glass
Rear wash/wipe
Heated rear window
Tinted windows
3 speed windscreen wipers
Electric front windows + drivers one touch
Brakes
Hill start assist
ABS + EBD + EBA
ESC - Electronic Stability Control + traction control
Communication
Bluetooth system
Driver Aids
Cruise control + speed limiter
Rear parking sensor
PAS
Eco mode
Driver Information
On board computer
Outside temperature gauge
Rev counter
Audible lights on warning
MediaNav 7" touchscreen multimedia system
Service indicator
Driving Mirrors
Body colour door mirrors
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Embellishment Trims
Chrome effect gear lever
Chrome air vent surrounds
Satin chrome centre console surround
Chrome instrument dials
Entertainment
4 speakers
DAB Digital radio
USB Connection
4x20W radio/CD/MP3 with aux input and fingertip controls
Exterior Body Features
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Chrome headlight surround
Chrome Honeycomb front grille
Chrome fog light surround
Exterior Lights
Front fog lights
LED daytime running lights
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Heating/ventilation unit with 4 speed fan
Manual air conditioning
Chrome heating controls
Interior Features
Front passenger grab handle
Leather gear knob
Rear grab handles
Satin Chrome door handles
12V socket
Gear shift indicator
Dark carbon door panels
12V power point front
12V power point for rear passengers
Interior Lights
Front courtesy lights
Boot light
Packs
Height adjustment pack - Sandero
Safety
Height adjustable front seatbelts
Front side airbags
Three 3 point rear seatbelts
Door open warning
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Child locks on rear doors
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Front seatbelt unfastened audible+visual warnings
Tyre pressure monitor
Seats
Front seat back map pockets
Height adjustable front headrests
3 rear height adjustable headrests
Isofix on 2nd row outer seats
60/40 split folding rear seat
Security
Remote central locking
Engine immobiliser
Automatic door locking
Vanity Mirrors
Passenger sunvisor with vanity mirror

The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.

Features

Manager Pic Ben Harding, Renault Franchise Director
Key Features
"Demo Sandero"

Ten Second Review

The improved Dacia Sandero line-up offers Britain's cheapest new cars, wrapped within a 5-door hatchback that delivers accommodation for 5 adults. Sandero's big bonus - worthy of a city banker - is delivered by generous luggage capacity, stretching well beyond its official supermini classification. Here we're testing the version most British buyers will probably want, the 1.5-litre dCi diesel.

Background

Renault has brought budget airline sales tactics to British car buyers with the proven European success of their Romanian Dacia brand. Since 2004, they've sold over 2 million vehicles across 36 countries and Britain is another keen customer. Founded in 1966 and bought out by Renault in 1999, the chief attraction of any Dacia [officially pronounced Datch-ya] comes in bargain basement prices and a respected durability record. In this case we think size matters. You'll find plenty of competitively priced supermini and city-sized 5-doors, but none bring the space race benefits of Sandero's rump. True, some acclaimed designs approach Sandero space levels. Then you also discover their inflexible pricing, thousands beyond Dacia's progressive steps, well below established hatchback territory. The fight for new car value below £10,000 usually features entry-level specials from the establishment or unfamiliar names from Asia and Eastern Europe. Today's trusted supermini brands - from Ford's Fiesta and Vauxhall's Corsa to Volkswagen's Polo - may hint at £10,000 in 3-door bodies, but 5-doors and more sophisticated derivatives zoom beyond £12,000. So, it is hard to position Sandero's combination of citycar pricing and spacious accommodation. Let's drive the latest 1.5 dCi diesel version with its improved cabin and smarter styling and see if it makes an equally individual case at the wheel.

Driving Experience

You don't expect much in the way of a memorable environment and driving experience when the reason for a brand's existence is aggressively low pricing. Yet that absolutely does not mean you should accept anything less than safe and efficient transportation: both of occupants and any reasonable load that needs to be elsewhere with minimal hassle. The good news is that Dacia does hatchback motoring with traces of joie de vivre from its French parenthood. The diesel derivative I tried should represent the ultimate in Sandero motoring. However, expect 0-62 mph to take a second longer in this diesel than in the turbo TCe 0.9-litre petrol model that will save you £1,600, while top speed is a couple of mph down at 107mph. What matters though, is that the diesel has so much more pulling power at lower engine revs than any other derivative. So instant mid range acceleration, which you typically need on Britain's crowded roads, is much better than the statistics reveal. The diesel can be coarse compared to the petrol units, especially in motorway use, but most Dacia drivers accept gruff manners in return for such excellent fuel consumption and range. I can't see anybody buying into the Dacia deal wanting to hurl this hatchback into unlikely cornering antics, but we all want a feeling of security over varying surfaces and a variety of conditions. This Dacia is far from the worst we've tried, scooting around our winding roads competently and I certainly never felt the low cost had literally cut corners.

Design and Build

This is a very space-efficient 5-door design, one assembled in Romania around proven parts to offer exceptional interior people and luggage accommodation. We should talk about the changes made to this revised model which gets a revised front end design showcasing Dacia's new lighting signature flanking a revised honeycombed grille. The interior's smarter too, with satin-effect chrome finishing to lift the dashboard, a revised steering wheel and some softer-touch surfaces on upper-spec variants. As before, the company claim Sandero is, 'as spacious as models from a class above', which is just about right. Take the 320-litre boot, bigger than that of a Ford Focus. If you need more, a bumper 1200-litres is presented as the rear seats drop forward, although they don't fold totally flat. Naturally, Dacia's people are just as enthusiastic about the high roofline cabin. Here, the headroom measures just 3mm short of a Ford Fiesta with a 20mm bonus over Vauxhall's Corsa. Headroom, front shoulder and rear elbow room all meet class and beyond benchmarks. Is there enough rear legroom? Well the Corsa is notably inferior in this department and the Fiesta cannot beat the low cost champion from Romania either.

Market and Model

Sanderos are simply available in 5-door hatchback bodies in three trim levels - Access, Ambiance and Laureate. They typically cost from £6,000 but for a diesel 1.5-litre dCi variant like the one I tested, you're going to need between £9,200 and £10,800, depending upon the model you choose. That represents a £1,600 premium over the equivalent 0.9 TCe petrol unit which also puts out the same 90bhp output. Essentially the same vehicle is also sold as a Sandero Stepway. For around £1,000 more than the equivalent Sandero hatchback, this variant gives you a more rugged look and a boost in ground clearance. All Sandero dCi models offer air conditioning, a DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity, power assisted steering, an engine immobiliser (though not an alarm), tinted glass and a heated rear window with wash/wipe. Plus a useful 12volt power socket, 4-speed ventilation and a front glove box. This Dacia also serves up some useful driver prompts, covering a rev-counter and a gearshift indicator, aiding fuel-efficient driving. With the diesel, trim levels start with mid-range Ambiance spec that includes a useful ECO mode button allowing you to squeeze more from every gallon of fuel. Plus there are powered front windows and remote central locking, which is coupled to an automatic door locking layout. Every Sandero is supplied with driver and passenger airbags, plus side airbags in the front and all the expected electronic stability, braking and traction aids.

Cost of Ownership

The dCi 90 Sandero variant I tried certainly delivers low emissions hatchback motoring putting out just 90g/km of CO2 and returning 80.7mpg on the combined cycle. That's around 20mpg better than any petrol Sandero can manage, meaning that the 50-gallon tank's range of around 850 miles is 200 miles more than you'd manage in any petrol Sandero. As ever though, the upfront diesel price premium (£1,000 in this case over the equivalently powerful 0.9-litre TCe petrol model) means that diesel makes most sense for the motorist in for high mileages. As for the warranty, well Dacia offers an industry standard 3-year/60,000 miles guarantee from the showroom, backed by roadside assistance. For some £400 more, you can extend the cover by two years .For twice as much, you can up the period covered to a Kia-equalling 7 years and 100,000 miles. Dacia feel they have a very strong case to make when discussing insurance rates, citing Groups between 2 and 10 depending on model, choosing to highlight those rates against those of Kia's Rio [3-8]. The Sandero's routine maintenance is pretty average, demanded at 12,000-miles/1 year, whichever falls first. Because of big brother Renault's established presence in the UK, it's reckoned the Dacia service network reaches out to over 86% of the British public, who are 30 miles or less from their nearest dealer.

Rear wash/wipe, Hill start assist, Bluetooth system, Cruise control + speed limiter, On board computer, Body colour door mirrors, Chrome effect gear lever, 4 speakers, Body colour door handles, Front fog lights...

Performance

Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)11.8
Engine Power - BHP90
Engine Power - KW66
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM4000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT162
Engine Torque - MKG22.4
Engine Torque - NM220
Engine Torque - RPM1750
Top Speed107

Go Green

Green Stats
Emissions
CO2 (g/km)90 (g/km)
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
Fuel Consumption
EC Combined (mpg)80.7
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
EC Extra Urban (mpg)83.1
EC Urban (mpg)76.4

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