Good car

By for Renault Duster 2012-09-30 17:49:27.0
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Pros : good driving pleasure

Cons : could have compromised in boot space for rear seating

Hello everyone my name is Rohit..jaipur ***I am a proud owner of duster rxe 85 ps after a thorough research.I hope my review would be of some help as I am not a professional reviewer .. so here it goes. I went to the Renault showroom in Jaipur for a test drive where I saw duster for the first time. It's a pretty good looking sturdy car. This answers the question that exterior is pretty good.  I got a 110 ps rxz version for a test drive, as I got in the car to drive the interiors were simple and not over the top. it had an audio sys with a Bluetooth. however, as everyone has complained that the audio controls are at the back of the steering and it's hard to use.even the side view mirror adjuster is under the lever of handbrake so even that is not easy to control. I test drove rxz 110 ps and it was a pleasure to drive as the steering was very light and was easy to drive.. pickup was pretty good. gears were very soft, so no probs with that...the only thing which bothered me was the rear a/c vent, which actually looked like a snake in between of the seat,, and also took a lot of space so might be a problem for the person sitting in the middle. after test driving rxz 110 ps .. i test drove rxe 85 ps. as i got in the car there was no audio sys and no rear a/c vent and also without side view mirror adjuster which was ok as it was already hard to use.. for my surprise liked its black and gray color combination interior better that the rxz's baidge interior. I test drove it and found there was hardly any difference in the pickup and the drive quality was exactly the same.. at that some moment I decided and booked rxe 85 ps.. rear sitting is pretty comfortable ..I booked the car and was promised for the delivery by 7 th august. however as promised the dealer failed to deliver the car and asked me to go for rxl version which was a lac expensive and was readily available, I declined and after a lot of confrontations, at last, i got my duster rxe 85 ps on 7th sep 2012 and it has already done 1700 km and no probs at all as I did a bit of off-roading on this to my farmhouse and it was gr8. no probs so far and even the mileage is good . I'm glad that I waited for this version as it is value for money, I have also installed a better audio sys with per my opinion go for an rxe...thanks for reading...happy driving...  

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  • Prasun |23 Oct,2012 11:32:28 PM

    Great will be great if you can share the renault service and hows the expenditure incurred for each service.

    charu |25 Oct,2012 08:32:45 PM

    A routine service would cost you Rs. 7000 while a major service would be about Rs. 15000 for the Renault Duster.

  • Prasun Kumar Deb |27 Oct,2012 10:52:12 AM

    Slightly expensive ..... HondaCity maintainance is cheaper.

  • Ravindran |06 Nov,2012 04:17:01 PM

    Dear Rohit & Friends, Can you send few snaps interior and exterior of your 85PS RXE model. I have booked the same car as I am working Dubai could not see. All websites shows only RXZ model interior and exterior pictures. Thanks & Regards Rgds Ravindran, Dubai

  • Mayank Sahajwani |12 Nov,2012 12:07:47 PM

    Hi rohit yesterday we booked duster RXE 85 PS, I am pretty skeptical about millage and pickup, hope u don't mind helping me out. can we get in contact.

    rohit |12 Nov,2012 12:26:49 PM

    Hi Mayank....uv hv made a gr8 choice by choosing rxe 85 getting an average of 17 to 18 kmpl. I hope this ansers the question.

    Anuj |19 Nov,2012 11:31:33 PM

    Hi Rohit, the official version of Renault is 13.4KMPL for petrol variant. Its great if you are getting so much higher than that. One more thing I heard not so good reviews about the professional attitude of dealers while dealing with customers due to high demand of this car. I am yet to got through the experience personally (probably tomorrow) but did you faced any such problem??

  • rohit |12 Nov,2012 12:28:56 PM

    hey mayank.. U can call me in my cell 09828011020

  • Venkat Raj |17 Nov,2012 11:29:27 PM

    hi Rohit' shall I book RXL without any second thought? pl advice

    rohit |18 Nov,2012 10:32:37 AM

    definitely go for rxl.however value for money is rxe...

  • Venkat Raj |18 Nov,2012 08:49:02 PM

    Hi Rohit, thank you so much for your feed back ! I thought there will be better pick up in 110 ps when compared to 85 ps! But i understand now that there is not much difference in among those two.

    vijayakuamr |25 Nov,2012 10:31:31 AM

    no in disel version u feel the differnce..and one more thing in RXL version of 110ps come with abswith ebdwhich is not in 85 ps

  • stanislaus nunes |10 Jan,2013 09:03:50 AM

    Just got a RENAULT DUSTER and man it just coldnt be better the look love it the feel smooth as ever the space BIG a fantastic package for peanuts CHEERS!!!!!RENAULT WELL DONE & THANKS.......

    himanshu |20 Jan,2013 11:06:05 PM

    hey...can we have a talk regarding duster .....mind giving me ur no. ?

  • Naveen Manglani |05 Feb,2013 03:11:50 PM

    Hi Rohit, even I was apprehensive about Pick up of 85PS. But on your experience and advise I have booked 85PS RXE. Hope I have taken a right decision. Will it climb the hilly terrain comfortably with 5 passengers.

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