If you thought the Sandero or the Logan have basic equipment, wait till you hear about the Stepway. Probably in an effort to keep the overall costs under control, Dacia decided to only invest in an updated look for the exterior. Not only did the interior not get any major upgrade, it even has LESS equipment than the most basic Sandero.
For starters, the car only has front electrically actuated windows, while the rear passengers have to do with manual ones. Do you think that's bad? The Sandero Stepway we drove was also equipped with manually-operated rear view mirrors, making it impossible for the driver to adjust the mirror from the right during driving.
OK, so the gadgets are even more limited than in its "non-Stepway" brothers, but there was another accessory which probably shouldn't even miss from the cheapest car there is. We're talking about the onboard computer, which isn't available even as an option, at least for the time being.
It's actually pretty annoying to calculate the fuel consumption only by going to the petrol station and refueling. Apart from the Blaupunkt rather basic MP3 CD-player model and the manual air conditioning unit we couldn't find a single other "gadget" worth mentioning, making the Stepway the least equipped modern car we drove these past few years.Continue reading