A month with my Duster

By for Renault Duster 2012-2015 2013-11-11 10:23:34.0
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  • Appearance
  • Performance
  • Comfort
  • Value For Money
  • Fuel Economy
  • Overall Satisfaction

Pros : Great looks, good price

Cons : Suspension not soft enough.

Look and Style - Thats what I went for. A beauty to my eyes. I only wish those "Door Side Sill (Chrome Satin)", "Stylish Roof Rails (Chrome Satin)", and all the other chrome finishes were available as accessories.   Comfort - The Duster doesnot supply the comfort of a luxury car like the Honda CR-V, especially in hilly terrains, but the comfort of generous leg-space, elbow-room is more that adequate. I am sure it would be comfortable in level areas and highways.   Pickup - Being my first diesel powered car, I have to say that the 85PS is not instantaneous like the Santro epecially when combing gradient of 45 degrees from stationary. (I am not over-reving my engine as it is new.)   Mileage - For a non-accelerating cruising driver like me the milage is great. It does show the specified 20kmpl on highways.   Best Features - Unbeatable external looks.   Needs to improve - Waiting period (4 - 7 months) is too long. Scarcity in supply would allow greedy dealers to make "commissions" from certain segment of buyers. I also wish the suspension becomes softer.   Overall Experience - Great car to own, parking problems in small towns and cities. I believe the car is capable of handling offroad punishment and hilly terrain with undeveloped roads (Only time will tell).

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  • kanav sharma |22 Mar,2013 09:57:19 AM

    hi, please share your hill drive with me at 9915566144, i have also taken delivery of duster 85 PS , this march, as to your judgement on plane, yes it is good and quite comfortable, i am eger to know your experiance on hill terrane, it is good that you are not over-reving of your engine...as per reno, till 3000 KM we need to keep this in mind, and fist free service at 2000 KM, or in 2 months As to off road capcity body and suspension support it, engine perfromacne is need to be seen.....

    Abhijit Borah |25 Apr,2013 09:08:01 AM

    Well I drive in and around Mokokchung (altitude 1280+ metres), If I start the car from rest to climb some slopes of 35 to 45 degree slopes, I takes some good time to get into 2nd gear. If I am already moving at 2nd gear speeds (because of crowded roads) taking such slopes are okay at 2nd gear. The mileage I get is about 12kmpl with the various ups and downs. Looking at other buyers comments, I see that the cheap price, SUV feel, and good looks had got many buyers. The company could not maintain its quality and demand simultaneously. High quality and rapid production never go together. On top of it. the dealers were living in a dream and havenot learnt real buisness. Most of them seem to be spoilt, greedy and do not know true buisness ethics. As for me, I have woken up from my honeymoon with my beautiful duster, and have promised my self to take extreme care of it, so that visits to the dealers for servicing are kept extremely low, and expensive spares are never to be purchased. I cannot keep changing my car all the time:)

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