Dacia Sandero Stepway hatchback owner reviews

"Headline-grabbing price and improved features make the Dacia Sandero Stepway a tempting option"

Carbuyer Rating

4.1 out of 5

Owners Rating

2.5 out of 5

Price
£15,265 - £19,105
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Common Problems

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    1 out of 5

    Car Details

    Model

    SANDERO STEPWAY PRESTIGE

    Year

    2022

    Owned

    Less than a year

    Bought Car

    New
    Tell us what you think about your car?
    Very poor, purchased brand new in April 2022 and it has been in the garage 3 times as it keeps failing to start. The first time within a week of purchasing it. Initially the car will do its systems check, but then won't actually start and none of the electricals will work. After a while the whole electrics fail so that it won't lock or perform any of the system checks. The garage tried to blame the spare key (which is held a good distance from the car) and shortened the distance the key "talks" to the car. This worked for exactly a month but then fails again. The garage is claiming they cannot find a fault. I had been looking forward to owning a Dacia but now I would not recommend one to anyone. I am trying to reject the car as not fit for purpose.
    What's the one thing you like most about your car?
    Nice drive
    If you could improve one thing, what would it be?
    For it to start every time
    Would you recommend the car to a friend?

    4 out of 5

    Car Details

    Model

    SANDERO STEPWAY JOURNEY TCE A

    Owned

    Less than a year

    Bought Car

    New

    Typical MPG

    42
    Tell us what you think about your car?
    Brilliant car that's well put together. The auto version is the slowest 0-60 mph but on the flipside, it's a very nice motorway cruiser averaging 48mpg on a 420-mile run. I can live with the 2.100rpm at 70mph, the car is geared for driving on torque which is great.
    What's the one thing you like most about your car?
    The automatic box is very long geared Yes it's a CVT but it's a stepped CVT giving the feeling of gears. Very little hesitation pulling away from a standstill (compared to some other city cars).
    If you could improve one thing, what would it be?
    Add a little bit more sound deadening for really quiet motorway runs
    Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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