Dacia Sandero Review from Romania

2009 Dacia Sandero Stepway 1.6 MPI

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 MPI Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance2000 kilometres
Previous carDacia Logan


Good buy



General Comments:

I enjoy very much driving this car.

The 1.6 engine delivers decent performance and the suspension is very well setup. It is very comfortable on poor roads, and the ground clearance is well suited for Romanian roads (the Stepway version has higher ground clearance compared to regular Sandero versions).

The fuel consumption is not great, but confirms manufacturer figures.

The interior is a major improvement on the Dacia Logan, and there is enough space for all passengers.

I think reliability will be very good considering the statistics for Logan (that is sharing the same platform).

I think this car is good value for money.

There is also a diesel version, but I was advised to avoid it because of the poor quality of diesel fuel in Romania.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2010

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review