Dacia tops 'most affordable' list 20 | 03 | 2018

    DACIA HAS CONSOLIDATED its reputation as being the UK’s most affordable car brand by taking the top three spots in cap hpis Pence Per Mile (PPM) ratings. The list reveals the cheapest cars to buy and run in 2018. (Related: 'Shockingly affordable' deals at Dacia's Scottish dealers)

    The PPM list rates cars on a combination of purchase price and day-to-day motoring expenses such as insurance, road tax, servicing, fuel cost and even depreciation over a typical three-year or 30,000 miles ownership period.

    The rugged, no-nonsense Dacia Duster 1.6 SCe 115 Air took joint first place with a running cost of just 20.63p per mile, and a total cost of ownership of £6189 over three years or 30,000 miles.

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    Next up was the UK’s most affordable car, the Dacia Sandero 1.0 SCe Access with a running cost of just 20.63p per mile, and a total cost of ownership of £6189 over three years or 30,000 miles.

    In third place was the Dacia Logan MCV 1.2 Access estate car with a cost per mile of just 24.03p, and a total ownership cost of £7209.

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    “It’s great to see that our range of no-nonsense cars are proving to be affordable every day for drivers, not just in the initial purchase,” Louise O’Sullivan, head of Dacia UK, said. “By keeping things simple we’re able to provide the most affordable cars available to buy in the UK today, combined with proven reliability.”

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    The award-winning Dacia range consists of the Duster SUV, the Sandero supermini — still the most affordable new car on sale in the UK — the Sandero Stepway (which is the UK’s most popular Dacia model), the Logan MCV and crossover inspired Logan MCV Stepway. Since launching in the Uk five years ago, Dacia has now sold more than 120,000 cars to customers across Britain.

    Related: New Dacia Sandero on-sale at £5995

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    Jim McGill

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