The Dacia Sandero does very well when it comes to residual values, aided by the fact that it doesn't cost much in the first place. Consequently, there's not much to lose. We can imagine that won't matter a jot to a good proportion of Dacia Sandero owners, however, who are likely to keep their cars until they wear out.

You certainly can't quibble with the value on offer, as we've already explained. It might take a few moments to wrap your head around Dacia's showroom philosophy, which makes your chances of a discount very slim. But when the list prices are this good, that's an easier philosophy to accept. 

Matt Saunders Autocar

Matt Saunders

Chief tester
The Sandero uses a modified 1998 Renault Clio 2 platform

The price you see is the price you pay – same as everyone else. Credit to Dacia, too, for coming up with some attractive finance deals for the car, through which you can buy a Sandero for a small amount after a typical deposit.

While the Ambiance and Lauréate versions of the Sandero are more appealing packages, their list prices go against Dacia's low-cost ethos and force the Sandero into competition with more grown-up and sophisticated (if maybe not quite as well specified) rivals, particularly if you want a diesel or TCe-engined example.

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