This is just the kind of car I need in order for my neighbors to "howdy!" me every time they see me. It looks almost as "butch" and intimidating as an 'merican truck, though at only a quarter of the price and about 1/8 of the size. The fuel consumption is not much better though, I would have rather tested the dCi model if I were you guys.
Anyway, this looks like the perfect automobile for a beginner redneck. And I don't mean that in the bad way, since now I consider a redneck myself. It's the guy living in the great outdoors, in the countryside, where the air is always fresh and you get the milk straight from the cow, not after being processed and "improved" with a billion other substances which give you cancer.
The only problem I can find with living in the countryside is the fact that the roads are in a pretty poor state, if any even exist. For example, my backyard is actually a swamp. Anyway, that's where rugged vehicles come into action. And the Stepway looks just like such a vehicle, sans the four by four transmission.
It's cheap, most likely reliable and you can also use it in the city since it doesn't occupy two parking spaces. So in other words, no Greenpeace maniac will ever chain himself to your car or try to murder you for driving a gargantuan SUV. You get the best of both worlds. OK, not the best but enough.
Now, too bad that Dacia isn't exporting any of their cars to the United States. I would have probably been one of their first customers here. I would even buy TWO Dacias, a Sandero Stepway and a Logan Pickup, just so I would own the smallest rugged vehicles in my village, ha!