One is looking for an economical car, the family economy suffers and you have to opt for mobility solutions that do not create problems with the bank account, and of the brands of vehicles that one can consider one comes to mind with force for the well-earned merit of opting for the first place in the economy-quality ratio in the segment of economic vehicles. Dacia, the Romanian brand of the Renault Group, is the answer for the driver on a tight budget looking for a car to take him to work or for daily commuting.
And if we look at the catalog of Dacia vehicles, Renault in Latin American markets, and our needs go through a utility model for every day, it is usual to look at the best-selling brand, the Dacia Sandero. And if we compare the versions, we can see one that is especially attractive, the version with the possibility of using Liquefied Gas as fuel, LPG, Autogas, propane .... Why didn't they give it the same name everywhere?
Although the interior equipment is not the forte of the Sandero, it is not like we are riding in a Ford T of the early twentieth century, the most economical version has ABS brakes, driver and passenger airbag, electric windows and for very little more, air conditioning and other elements of comfort, although we must admit that if you are looking for interior equipment at the level of a Maybach ... can not be further from it.
As always in the versions that can run on LPG keeps the gasoline system intact, adding the possibility of using gas as fuel, doubling the range of the vehicle without reducing its capabilities. Which are already very promising with its 100 hp for a small size car and great performance.
Driving with the Sandero is easy, simple, fluid, and when accelerating its 100 hp are noticeable and its consumption is the best in the market with a fantastic 6.5 liters / 100km in LPG that causes you to spend more money on shoes if you walk to work than if you drive the Sandero with the Gas incorporated. Being a vehicle of simple mechanics will not cost much maintenance and certainly will see why so many Dacia Sandero are sold, if you read us from Europe, Renault if you read us in Latin America. The trunk is not very spacious but enough for the clothes for the vacations at the beach. If you go to the mountains then everything will be tighter and you may have to think about folding the rear seats.
The body position while driving is high and comfortable, as well as the noise level is considerably reduced running on LPG providing a relaxed driving as long as the driver does not think he is driving a Ferrari and put it at full revs in which case it will seem that he is traveling behind a Boeing 747, because of the noise, but this also happens if you put a Ferrari to the limit so better not to do it and drive within legal limits. Your ears will thank you.
In short, if you have to buy a car, but you don't want to spend a lot of money and the fuel cost worries you, then think about the Renault Dacia Sandero because you won't find options as economical and useful as this one.
Power: 100 hp
Fuel: Gasoline + LPG
TCe 74kW LPG
Warranty 2 years
Length: 4.06 meters
Mixed fuel consumption WLTP Gasoline: 5.1 l/100 km