Oh, Sandy! Dacia Hatch Costs Less Than John Travolta's Room at Gleneagles - and Now Is in Scotland's Top 10 Sellers, Reports PHIL LANNING

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Oh, Sandy! Dacia Hatch Costs Less Than John Travolta's Room at Gleneagles - and Now Is in Scotland's Top 10 Sellers, Reports PHIL LANNING


Byline: PHIL LANNING

DACIA launched their Sandero in Scotland three years ago at Gleneagles, where a night in the Blue Tower suite is said to cost you PS6000.

When John Travolta, who sung Sandy in the musical Grease, stayed there, he even hired out the entire top floor.

That's a very expensive room. Thankfully, we turned up at the plush entrance in a not very expensive vroom - the PS5995 Dacia Sandero.

This new hatchback is the cheapest car on sale in the UK. But the Sandero was not just the launch of a model - it was an entirely new valuefor-money brand. Since then, it's been success after success.

Dacia used to be the Romanian state-owned car firm until they were bought by Renault in 1999.

In the last decade, they've been transformed from outdated into Europe's fastestgrowing brand.

They sold two million cars in 32 years before Renault's takeover. Last year they revealed sales have topped three and a half million .Dacia sales were up 10 per cent in 2015 to 26,228 vehicles in the UK and, for the first time ever, the Sandero finished in the top 10 best sellers in Scotland.

It was joined by two other models in Dacia showrooms, giving buyers three bargains.

The Stepway rivals the Nissan Juke but is nearly half the price - starting at PS7995. And the Duster remains the cheapest SUV, from PS8995.

Dacia are a simple, no-nonsense car firm. What you see is what you get - at a realistic price.

The company hope to appeal to used car buyers wanting a new vehicle for the first time.

The Sandero is a basic car - with wind-up windows, no radio and a 1.2-litre petrol engine.

But, for the price of a city car, you get a stylish fourmetre supermini with room for five adults. And if you pay an extra PS800, you can add a few extra creature comforts.

However, unlike bargain basement buys of the past, the PS5995 entry-level Sandero does not feel cheap or nasty.

Inside, the plastics may have a hard feel but the car is well screwed together and laid out. …

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