2014 Dacia Sandero Stepway Laureate 1.5 diesel
Great drive and excellent value for money
Wow, what a great little car. I bought the Stepway Laureate version of the Sandero to replace my 10 year old MG. I am so pleased I went for this as it's a great little drive with excellent fuel economy; I'm looking at about 650 miles to a tank, and that's with me doing a steady 75mph down the motorway.
The build quality is fine; it's never going to please the 50k Merc or BMW drivers, but it was value for money and economy I was looking for, and not prestige. At 60+ MPG and £20 a year road tax, I think even they will appreciate its financial appeal.
The drive is precise, it's like point and go; the clean gear changes and grunty little 1.5L diesel engine make for an easy drive. I was concerned that the road noise might be a little high, but it's no louder in the cabin than my MG ZT-T.
The Stepway Laureate comes with a Bluetooth sat nav system, which works well; it's very much on the lines of a Renault, but with a slightly slimmer price.
So far I'm well pleased.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th June, 2014