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How do people find the power on a Dacia Sandero 1.0 TCe Bi-Fuel Essential 5dr when putting your foot down, is it slow to power up and slow to power along on the motorway as its only a 999 cc ? Are you pretty much never able to get in the over taking lane?
 

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I was impressed with my .9 steppy.
Very keen unit. That tiny turbo really helps it. I nearly got it remapped but didn't because they get a little squirrely above 80, apparently.....I would of needed better dampers and brakes!
Don't worry about it, unless the car will be towing or constantly ferrying rugby players around.
 

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I am not bothered about how powerful the car is, wether the clutch judders etc .... just wanting to know if the 1.0 Sandero cylinder turbo is more likely to have issues or break than a 1.2 ... 4 cylinder?
 

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All modern engines are ticking timebombs and any turbo can let go, especially how people misuse them and silly service intervals.
You will struggle to find a small engined vehicle that produces near 100hp without a turbo today due to all the cats and dpf filters fitted to cars today.
Some call it progress and you maybe suffering from progress anxiety.
I get it all the time.
 

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In post no. 1 you ask how powerful the car is, in post no.5 you鈥檙e saying you鈥檙e not bothered how powerful the car is. You鈥檙e asking does it have a turbo in no.6, and in the same post you point out that it does.
Like B.sausage above, we鈥檙e all here to help, but please give us a clear message so that we can.
As I said in your other thread, the tce engine has been around for a long time in a lot of cars. Mine seems quite happy at the equivalent of 85mph on French autoroutes.
 

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The 1.0 TCe bi-fuel engine has an output power of 100 bhp and a max torque of 170 nm at 2750 rpm. Put that sort of engine in a car of just over a tonne and it isn't rocket science to work out this will result in reasonable performance.
 

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Anyone know how I can get a Dacia Sandero 1.0 TCe Bi-Fuel Essential 5dr sooner as I am getting told I have to order one for delivery by May/June?
 

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It's slow to adequate.
I have 2 1.0 Turbos, this TCe 100 and a VW TSI 110, and the VAG one is like a rocket ship in comparison.
In fact "adequate" completely describes my new bi-fuel Stepway. It is 4 wheeled white goods from an inexpensive brand, but functionally the same as a mid price one, like the Indesit version of a Hotpoint washer.
 

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Oh? Will it break because its smaller???

Both my 1.2 four pot and 1.0 triple needed new turbos inside 3 years from new.

Both VWs.

Take from that what you will.
 

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Hello all,

How do people find the power on a Dacia Sandero 1.0 TCe Bi-Fuel Essential 5dr when putting your foot down, is it slow to power up and slow to power along on the motorway as its only a 999 cc ? Are you pretty much never able to get in the over taking lane?
I own this exact model and I'd say it's better than the previous Sandero model for acceleration. Also right now I'm having (trying) to change gear below 3000 revs since it's new and I have to break in the engine according to the manual.
 

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It's slow to adequate.
I have 2 1.0 Turbos, this TCe 100 and a VW TSI 110, and the VAG one is like a rocket ship in comparison.
In fact "adequate" completely describes my new bi-fuel Stepway. It is 4 wheeled white goods from an inexpensive brand, but functionally the same as a mid price one, like the Indesit version of a Hotpoint washer.
I have a VBox sport to measure 0-100 km/h and my Dacia Tce 100 is ecu limited. It pulls timing or power like hell if you drive it hard up the rev range and the car bogs down so you have to wait a second so to get back in the power range. And rev to 3,000 rpm and release clutch and floor it the ecu also pulls power but I'm pretty sure that is traction control which you cannot turn off.

So yea the VAG car with a better ecu tuned for power would feel like a rocket ship compared to the ecu in a Dacia which pulls power all the time if you drive it hard to get good 0-100km/h times.
 

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Dunno what that was about but hey馃檭
Both gutless at low revs with these crummy modern1.0 turbos.
They are both cheap cars, 拢13k each.
I always choose from whatever cheap new cars are in stock fairly nearby.
The Dacia feels cheaper, drives slower, handles worse than the SEAT, but it was in stock so we bought it.
None of that waiting 6-12 months rubbish.
 
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