The Dacia Sandero is back. This is an all-new model, but it’s still the cheapest new car you can buy. That means it usually has an advantage over similarly sized rivals in terms of value for money, because it’s a supermini-sized car for city car cash.
Yet we’ve often said that the Sandero is actually more of a rival for a second-hand car than a new one, so that’s exactly what we’ve set up in this special twin test.
The Ford Fiesta you see here is a used model kindly lent to us by Stebbings Car Centre of Kings Lynn, Norfolk. It’s a year old, and that means it’s a similar price to the Dacia.
We’ll dive into the details over the coming pages, and it’s going to be an interesting comparison. On the one hand a brand-new Dacia looks like great value for money, but when you bring a used model into the picture, how does that change the perception of value?
Usually in our twin…