Dacia Sandero 2008 Hatchback

This generation of Dacia Sandero has been produced from January, 2008 to December, 2012. We can provide information about 4 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Dacia is available with two petrol engines with displacement from 1.1 to 1.6 litres and power of from 75 to 87 horsepower un two diesel engines with displacement 1.5 litres and power of from 70 to 90 horsepower. All engines have a timing belt driven camshaft, which requires more frequent service than a timing chain, but replacing timing belt is less expensive, and these engines are generally slightly more fuel efficient and quieter (What is an engine chain and belt?).
The car is available with only with manual gearbox.

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Dacia Sandero 2008 hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 5.9 to 7.2 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 4.1 to 4.5 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Dacia Sandero 2008 hatchback petrol engine version is Dacia Sandero 1.2, consuming 5.9 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Dacia Sandero 2008 hatchback diesel - Dacia Sandero 1.5 dCi 90 Hp for 100 kilometers consumes 4.1 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Dacia Sandero real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 18 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +6% for petrol engines and +29% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Dacia Sandero modification.

Dacia Sandero 2008 hatchback CO2 emissions is approximately 120 grams per kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 11.5 seconds has Dacia Sandero 1.6 version, conversely the tardiest one is Dacia Sandero 1.5 dCi 70 Hp reaching this speed only in 15 seconds. The maximum top speed is 174 km/h for the 1.6 petrol 4-cylinder 87 hp version (Dacia Sandero 1.6).

Lenght of Dacia Sandero is 402 cm, it is small car. For comparison - Dacia Sandero is about 5 cm longer than Volkswagen Polo hatchback, but 13 cm shorter than Ford Focus hatchback. Dacia Sandero gross weight is from 1536 to 1575 kg (depending on modification), which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class. Dacia Sandero trunk space is 320 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 1200 litres.

This Dacia is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 4700 €. Users calculated Dacia Sandero 2008 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2100 € cost per year and 0.18 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 53%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 25% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Dacia Sandero for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Dacia Sandero prices and costs.

Dacia Sandero modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption
Dacia Sandero 2008 1.1 1.2

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.1 Petrol 75 HP 5.9 l/100km
Dacia Sandero 2009 1.5 dCi 70 Hp Jan 2009 — Jan 2012 1.5 Diesel 70 HP 4.5 l/100km
Dacia Sandero 2008 1.5 dCi 90 Hp

Most powerfull diesel version (90 HP)
Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.5 Diesel 90 HP 4.1 l/100km
Dacia Sandero 2008 1.6 Jan 2008 — Jan 2012

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 11.5 seconds

1.6 Petrol 87 HP 7.2 l/100km
Dacia Sandero service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Dacia Sandero safety

During safety testing Dacia Sandero has obtained 3 stars from five, which means average safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Dacia Sandero is evaluated with three stars, children safety - with four stars, and for pedestrian protection Dacia Sandero got one star.

Dacia Sandero prices

Dacia Sandero 2008 - 2012 hatchback price in Latvia is from 1800 € to 7000 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Dacia Sandero price is average (compare hatchbacks 2008 - 2012 prices).

Dacia Sandero 2012 price 6000 € 6500 € 7000 €
Dacia Sandero 2011 price 4900 € 5500 € 6500 €
Dacia Sandero 2010 price 3600 € 4300 € 5000 €
Dacia Sandero 2008 price 1800 € 2300 € 3000 €

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Dacia Sandero reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Dacia Sandero reliability is extremely low. In the roadworthiness tests in 2022 defects were detected in an average of 31.1 percent of Dacia Sandero of this generation (on average 12 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 21.6%.

Dacia Sandero reliability and quality
Most reliable used over 15 years old cars
Most reliable over 15 years old hatchbacks

Dacia Sandero 2008 hatchback features (options)

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Metallic paint
Adjustable steering wheel
Climate control

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Dacia Sandero reviews

Dacia Sandero 2011 Hatchback Petrol 2 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2018 age of car 7 years)Owned for10`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption:7.0 litres per 100km (20% urban driving)
Total car rating:
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