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Not happy with my Stepway 1.5 diesel.
Had it 6 months and checked fuel every fill up and not returning good mpg.
My 12 year old megane with 190000 on the clock returned 60 mpg last tank on Stepway I got average 50.
Seriously thinking of getting my original choice SKODA YETI instead.

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One of the best car I've had now on my second one
The best was a fiat Tipo 20 valve back in the mid 90 s
The motoring press do not help a lot of cars or makes
Unless you are spending £30000 and have 3.0 liters under the HUD then they are rubbish

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Thanks Prince for your feed back but my last car Renault megane had same engine same power and weighed 300 kg more and I still got 60 mpg on the same run as I do every day.
50 mpg for such a light car is not very good.
I spoke to my garage and they said it was the same engine as the megane just set up different but based on old tech.
Probably why they are not more efficient compared to German technology

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I get 70 mpg on motorway speed with a speed of 55 mph (85 km/h) in the 5th gear and ECO on. That is the sweet spot of the fuel consumption. A higher speed means more fuel. I get to 45-50 mpg when using 75-80 mph speed. In urban mode, I only get 45 mpg but the average speed in crawl mode around the city is 10 mph (16 km/h).

My car is 40k miles old. How old is yours?

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Very happy. Very good value.

The complaints I have are first world problems

- no auto lights (I live in Switzerland and lots of tunnels)

- intermittent wipe interval not adjustable

9000km since August, 45-50 mpg but I'm on Winter tyres and have a lot of mountains to go up and down
 

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Just some thoughts on my '17 stepway laureat dci. I bought the car about six months ago as a 2 berth caravan tug. I fell in love with caravanning about three years ago and had kitted myself out with a Santa Fe 2.2 deisel and an old avondale 4 berther, fantastic rig and not too expensive to put together. I got the four berth not out of necessity but just because of the the extra space (novice, greedy, old, fat bar steward). However, one word, thirsty. The frequent stops at the govt. rape stations soured the experience to such an extent that I ditched the rig. Back to the drawing board, lots of head scratching. I looked at tents, trailer tents, teardrops, gopods, freedoms and older, lighter vans as well as lusting after the knaus travelino. With all these options whiring away in me noggin I was about to plonk for a hyper mile golf 2 litre diesel when tragedy struck and my lovely auntie Joy passed away and kindly left me a huge chunk of change. Well you know what happened next.
Anyway onto the oh-so personal review.
Looks: I think it's a handsome beast that holds its own against the best of them.
Comfort: A real winner. The seats are not only the right height for the, shall we say larger frame, but are also extremely comfortable. The suspension verges on witchcraft in its ability to isolate you from the rumble strip that passes for roads now but also handles the corners (in this class). Truly remarkable.
Economy: The old Hyundai suggested 35mpg book, perhaps half that towing. Of course I love the economy! Keep it under sixty and level and you can get astonishing results (HonestJohn). I am as politically incorrect as it is imaginable to be but I'm now a fan of 'ECO', God help me.
Practicality: Well, .. fifth injector .. SOLD, SOLD and SOLD. And it's a hatchback. Did I mention the road tax?
Tow Car: I phoned the insurance peeps as you do and said I'm towing this baby, she said "If you fit a tow bar we'll give you a discount". I booked the bar the same day. The day after the fitting the Holy Unicorn of all vans appeared on fleabay, a mint-ish '92 Lunar meteorite 'S' plopped into the ether. It was like the scene in the conversion of St. Paul by Caravaggio (minus the horses arse, or not). Anyhoo, I have a full scale two berth @61% kerb weight with consequent control and economy.
The downsides, glove box, cup holders, cubby holes and perhaps the worst instrument binnacle visibility I have ever come across. Overall I'm like a dog with two appendages. Ahem.
Thank you auntie Joy.
 

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I bought a 2016 1.5 dci manual last March for my wife and trusted the seller, unfortunately.I really like the car but the non working aircon and the unreliable clutch engagement are issues that are proving hard to address as wiring diagrams do not exist and Dacia are of no use at all. But I do like the car and will continue my search for solutions.
 

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Car with many problems...driveshafts gone to the horison in under 100000km...clutch also...

(have trailer towing) thin paint that easy get lots of scratchs...Bought this car half a year ago.

Dacia Dealer is Volvo/Renault in sweden...they never get answer on questions about messurments

and other tecnical questions only with answer "Can not get or get you that information"....And many garages

..even the dealers is not happy to fix car problems on Dacia cars...and dealers garage take proper pay

for the work and replacementparts on Dacia cars. And if you search parts on internet several models of

the same piece is showing and how can i get the right one if I can't get the oem nr from dealer or elsware.

Not many information on internet on Dacia care even.

Red Stepway 2013 Sweden
 

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Forgot to say that Dacia is a car that you should buy brandnew and not used.

Dacia is cheep at dealer as new ...but costs lots more money as used when the

age problems is coming on and it must go to a garage for replacements parts service.
 

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I've a 2015 Stepway 0.9 in blue, bought new. Low mileage average 4000/year

Been to Holland and France fully loaded with bikes hung on the back and happy to cruise at 70 for miles, literally all day Scotland to Portsmouth

Good economy, cheap insurance £30 tax what's there to complain about I hear you ask.........

Well, not much really, brake discs made of cheese and dissolve in rain, and rear springs can't cope with Edinburgh cart tracks, possibly first world Rumania has better roads than St Nicola's capital But that's probably for another forum???

Give it a go you won't be disappointed and new one looks great
 

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Eastern Europe cars had a different higher suspension. W Europe were 14 mm lower.
 

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My new Stepway (july 2021) is brill. I'm very pleased with it. So much better than the old with good fit and finnish, deep paint, better suspension and an engine that has loads of torque whatever the revs. It's amazing what they have done with the 1 litre engine, considering it's jusy three cylinders and 90 bhp. I really can't think of anything bad to say.
 

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I have a Sandero Stepway BI Fuel Comfort and only got it three weeks ago and so far I am very very pleased with everything about the car.
On Lpg which i can get locally in Liverpool for 57.7 ppl so far I have done 288.8 miles on the first tank which when filed from new was 33 litres to fill this driving was mostly around town and one 60 mile run keeping revs low.
50mph in 5 gear is around 2500 rpm pop into 6th gear and drops to 1900 rpm.
It must be about to run out I want to see if it automatically goes onto petrol and if it tells you when on petrol.
When I start the car and the LPG swich is on, the green light flashes and then it goes on to LPG instantly and green light then stays on to inform you you are on LPG.
It did inform me LPG low 30miles away it said low LPG on the info.
If you can get LPG locally then it is well worth it and the drives great on LPG.
I have just moved from a Vauxhaul Astra which i ran on LPG for 14yrs.
JUST RAN OUT OF lpg at 290 miles on Stepway thats good on 33 litres.
 

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Some months ago when I signed up to this forum I mentioned I would be upgrading to a new Stepway. Well Last Tuesday after just over 10 months of waiting, delays and frustrations I finally managed to pick it up.

What have I got, a Sandero Stepway Prestige in Desert Orange, 6 speed manual gearbox, and petrol exactly as shown on Dacia’s advert.

Do I like it, well it’s taking a bit of getting used too.

The colour is actually lighter in real life than it seems on the select your car site (subject to me being colour blind in the red/green spectrum).

The car is much quieter to drive than my old 65 Sandero and the engine seem much ‘puncher’ and quicker to respond to a touch on the loud pedal. The seats are comfortable and have a pretty good range of adjustments. Steering is very light at low speeds and gets more ‘restrained’ as you get faster (that’s how I found it your mileage may vary).

Still having ‘fun’ with the keyless entry and the start button, had to study the manual to find out how to turn on the accessories side on the car without starting it. Oh yes I must remember to actually ‘Stop’ the engine when parking up not rely on the ‘Stop/Start’.

The electronic handbrake will take some getting used too, I have driven cars with a ‘real’ handbrake since I was 17 and I’m about to turn 76 next year so stopping on a hill or at traffic lights will be ‘interesting’. Any tips?

The Nav unit seems to work as expected and connects to my mobile fine. I used Android Auto with Google maps as a test on my way home from the dealer (30 miles or so), and I was surprised by how accurate the Nav worked. The voice directions even gave the road names as well as the number and worked out any changes very fast.

The warnings from the proximity detectors took me by surprise as I pulled up facing the wall at home the screen lit up and warnings flashed as I approached (I can turn most of this stuff off in the Nav settings but I will leave as is for now).

So downsides, I miss the gas lift strut on the bonnet, back to the old ‘pull down the holding bar’ type of fitting. The gearbox is a bit stiff and somewhat woolly to use I find 5 to 6 to be the worst but most say it frees up after some 500 miles or so. The double height boot floor is OK but a bit of a fiddle to change, not that I’ll do it very often.

Otherwise I’m pleased with the car and even my friends were impressed. Would I buy a Dacia again yes but this time from a forecourt not as a pre-order (although I did get it at last year’s price before all the rises).

Finally a question, on the instrument panel (the digital one between the dials) is a small picture of a car (not the door open one) it sometimes changes from grey to white (sort of lights up) but I can’t find what it means in the manual, anyone have any idea?
 

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Some months ago when I signed up to this forum I mentioned I would be upgrading to a new Stepway. Well Last Tuesday after just over 10 months of waiting, delays and frustrations I finally managed to pick it up.

What have I got, a Sandero Stepway Prestige in Desert Orange, 6 speed manual gearbox, and petrol exactly as shown on Dacia’s advert.

Do I like it, well it’s taking a bit of getting used too.

The colour is actually lighter in real life than it seems on the select your car site (subject to me being colour blind in the red/green spectrum).

The car is much quieter to drive than my old 65 Sandero and the engine seem much ‘puncher’ and quicker to respond to a touch on the loud pedal. The seats are comfortable and have a pretty good range of adjustments. Steering is very light at low speeds and gets more ‘restrained’ as you get faster (that’s how I found it your mileage may vary).

Still having ‘fun’ with the keyless entry and the start button, had to study the manual to find out how to turn on the accessories side on the car without starting it. Oh yes I must remember to actually ‘Stop’ the engine when parking up not rely on the ‘Stop/Start’.

The electronic handbrake will take some getting used too, I have driven cars with a ‘real’ handbrake since I was 17 and I’m about to turn 76 next year so stopping on a hill or at traffic lights will be ‘interesting’. Any tips?

The Nav unit seems to work as expected and connects to my mobile fine. I used Android Auto with Google maps as a test on my way home from the dealer (30 miles or so), and I was surprised by how accurate the Nav worked. The voice directions even gave the road names as well as the number and worked out any changes very fast.

The warnings from the proximity detectors took me by surprise as I pulled up facing the wall at home the screen lit up and warnings flashed as I approached (I can turn most of this stuff off in the Nav settings but I will leave as is for now).

So downsides, I miss the gas lift strut on the bonnet, back to the old ‘pull down the holding bar’ type of fitting. The gearbox is a bit stiff and somewhat woolly to use I find 5 to 6 to be the worst but most say it frees up after some 500 miles or so. The double height boot floor is OK but a bit of a fiddle to change, not that I’ll do it very often.

Otherwise I’m pleased with the car and even my friends were impressed. Would I buy a Dacia again yes but this time from a forecourt not as a pre-order (although I did get it at last year’s price before all the rises).

Finally a question, on the instrument panel (the digital one between the dials) is a small picture of a car (not the door open one) it sometimes changes from grey to white (sort of lights up) but I can’t find what it means in the manual, anyone have any idea?
Congrats on your new Stepway. Don't know what went wrong with the wait but I think you've found it's worth it. I've got the Comfort, had mine three months now and like you was impressed with the engine straight off.
The electronics are a bit qurky, I'll not say to much and let you make your own impression. I've had nothing to do to before with keyless entry before and because of it managed to lock myself out the house. I've since got a remote pouch with a key ring attached. You get them on Ebay for the Kadjar (same size remote), Card as they call them in the hand book. One thing more I will mention. I've had a couple of messages come on the dash which say '' place card in zone and press start''. Car won't start unless this is done. I didn't have a clue the first time, breakdown people didn't either. It tells you all about this in the handbook if you know not (in the middle). lastly no idea what the car symbil is. Come back here with any problems.
 

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Interesting that the new model has an electronic handbrake. Scrapping my wife’s ancient Laguna meant she had to drive our Passat. That had an electronic handbrake, which she hated - it was either on or off, and the button was on the dashboard - so as it was 12 years old we decided to switch to a smaller car, the Stepway II with a normal handbrake. No more juggling at hill starts.
I’d be interested to read what owners of the new model think, and how it works in practice.
 
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