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I like to change my car every 2 years. Currently I have a Sandero 1.2 Ambiance, and I have already had it for a year. I was wondering for those of you that have had experience of the Sandero and the Stepway, which one do you prefer, and why? Also anyone else with an opinion or advice would be welcome. As I pay cash, I need to make sure I have the money in place by the end of the year, to order for next March.
 

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I have a sandero 1.2 ambiance , Like the look of the stepway but went for much cheapness.5.9k at 1400 miles. My plan is to run it for 3 -4 years and consider upgrade to a stepway laureate before i retire.. all being well. It has the more modern engine which will be proven or other wise by then.But am in no hurry as i like my hatchback very much.It does all i need and a stepway would just be a vanity purchase i guess. I wonder if youre not content with your hatch will you be happy with the stepway not so different really. food for thought ? regards
 

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I have a sandero 1.2 ambiance , Like the look of the stepway but went for much cheapness.5.9k at 1400 miles. My plan is to run it for 3 -4 years and consider upgrade to a stepway laureate before i retire.. all being well. It has the more modern engine which will be proven or other wise by then.But am in no hurry as i like my hatchback very much.It does all i need and a stepway would just be a vanity purchase i guess. I wonder if youre not content with your hatch will you be happy with the stepway not so different really. food for thought ? regards
I am content with my car. At the time I bought my Sandero, I was thinking about getting a Stepway then, but with the money I had, I just could not stretch to the price of a Stepway, or wait for the then lengthy delivery times.

I guess what I really want to know is, is the extra money the Stepway costs over the equivalent Sandero worth it? And do you get at least some of that extra money back at the other end?
 

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I think the stepway is a great looking motor. In a few years you know maybe 9 or 10 when Juan Sandero is worn out and an old man I might just buy myself a Stepway just because they look nice!
 

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I originally went with a standard Sandero but changed to a Stepway due to stupid delivery times on the normal Sandero.

Only difference is the stepway Dci is 20 quid a year to tax where as the normal Sandero is free.

Was well looking forward to my free tax disc every year!

As to if it is worth it? Its worked out about a K more for me overall.

But the basic Ambience spec you get alloys which you do not get with the normal Sandero which is one bonus, also I think resale may be a little better due to it being arguably better looking? Raised suspension is handy for me as I go down all sorts of tracks looking for places to fish and walk the dog.

Over all it was about 10 quid a month difference over 5 years. Nothing I will miss!
 

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I originally went with a standard Sandero but changed to a Stepway due to stupid delivery times on the normal Sandero.

Only difference is the stepway Dci is 20 quid a year to tax where as the normal Sandero is free.

Was well looking forward to my free tax disc every year!

As to if it is worth it? Its worked out about a K more for me overall.

But the basic Ambience spec you get alloys which you do not get with the normal Sandero which is one bonus, also I think resale may be a little better due to it being arguably better looking? Raised suspension is handy for me as I go down all sorts of tracks looking for places to fish and walk the dog.

Over all it was about 10 quid a month difference over 5 years. Nothing I will miss!
Do you ?

Think its only wheel trims
 

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Seemingly convincing :lol:

TBH having driven with steelies on every car I have had in the last 13 years it will be nice to not to have to worry about kerbing.
 

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Given that the diesil Laureate costs £11000 alloys should be fitted, saving the plastic trims for the cheaper ambience
cant belive this but im with u on this one

but is dacia policy not to force u to have if u dont want them but they are available if u do want them

another thing is that alloys weight more than those steel ones and this afects other areas like over all weight taxes and so on

u get my point

so a lot changes with that and the car wouldnt be in a certain point on the market
 

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the good thing with dacia thinking not forcing those trims or accesory on u is that

for the money i wouldnt buy those wheels cause for that money i find another ones more fine and good looking on the openmarket

my opinion
 

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For the £1100 difference between the ambience and the laureate stepway you get

Air con
Media nav
Parking sensors
On board computer
Rear electric windows
Cruise control
Speed limiter

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You forgot door handles and the grill!
 

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That's the only thing I will miss in winter is the heated mirrors :(

I retro fitted some onto a ford escort years ago, maybe I can do that in time :D
 

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I went for the Stepway only for the looks. But if you want i really cheap and good car, go Sandero.

Btw, should i paint the door handles in the Stepway? The black handles matches the plastic "extras" but how does it looks painted? Anybody with a Stepway tried that?
 

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i went for the stepway due to the quality of the roads between home and work, i live near DAWLISH and theres more pot holes and deeper ones then many 3rd world countrys , plus the occasional flood the extra ground clearence helps with. oh and the looks.
 
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