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    Default Renault Duster

    Seems to be based on the Dacia Duster.

    Any thoughts? Competition for the Terios?

    Diesel 4x4 @ R239 900.
    210mm Ground clearance.
    5.5L per 100km.

    http://www.wheels24.co.za/NewModels/...specs-20130911

    Interesting enough, there is a new version at the Frankfurt Motor show - we will supposedly get it at the end of 2014.

    http://www.wheels24.co.za/NewModels/...Dacia-20130910

    The new Nissan Terrano will be based on the same vehicle.
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/autos/...1-1110621.aspx
    '10 Terios 4x4 Offroad

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    Duster looks ok.Renault usually look solid too me but this just lacks something.I thought with the superb new clio on the market it would be slightly more impressive.

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    They only thing I have to say is that I will never ever ever ever own another Renault ever again.

    8 years of pathetic, sub par service. 8 years of hell. 3 years after paying it off, I'm still spending double the repayment amount in maintenance and don't think I've not been trying to sell it

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    We used 4 of them in luanda and after 10 000 km they where falling apart. Not worth it
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    its not "based" on Dacia Duster it is a Dacia Duster rebadged for this market...
    By no means meant for real 4x4.... build quality and materials used only comparable to Chinese cars + highly overpriced compared to Europe where they are selling it around the R100k-R120k mark...
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    Quote Originally Posted by atomant View Post
    build quality and materials used only comparable to Chinese cars + highly overpriced compared to Europe where they are selling it around the R100k-R120k mark...
    So basically a Renault
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    After driving with one in Europe during the entire month of February, I have decided to get me one. To the chap alleging to have broken four dusters in 10000km: Where from did you get them in Luanda and how come you did not stop using them after the 1st or 2nd? And what exactly did break? (if you just made that up is fine and don't have to reply)
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    Looks like a good value for money package, includes a service plan and a 5 year warranty.


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    We decided come 2014 we are buying a brand new Suzuki Jimny, take out the back seat and go tour SA and some of it's 4x4 routes. Then we saw the ad for the Duster and doubt set in. Went to town and took a test drive. We are hooked and plans are changing. Much much more space than Jimny, so much more gadgets, and an amazing fuel consumption. Only thing is, is the 4x4 good enough? Watched some Duster 4x4 off road footage on you-tube and we were very excited to see it was more than capable. Cant wait for 2014 when we can say goodbye to our old faithful VW Chico of 9 years and enter the world of 4x4-ing.

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    There is also a video on Youtube of Mark Webber demo'ing one in Oman. A long first gear will never replace the concept of low range, which the Jimny has & the Duster doesn't. If it isn't possible to lock the centre for 50/50 then I wouldn't touch one. You'll get stuck.

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    I like the terrano, but whats with the small engines?? how about a nice 2.5dci or even better, a v9x in the terrano?

    Ok, maybe that is wishful thinking, but a 2.0dci would have been nice. AND lowrange would have been nice!!

    But I like the looks of it, maybe a nice swambo car once it arrives in a couple of years...

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    I see that the 4x4 version is only available in diesel. I can't think of anything scarier than a diesel Renault. I'll also never buy another Renault. They are hateful things to own & maintain. It's like having a pretty wife/girlfriend, but with a limited skill set. They are a novelty when they are new, but start to get on your nerves after a while.

    For R240k, you could easily get a really decent & proven used 4x4, that will be easier to own that a French 4x4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ems View Post
    We decided come 2014 we are buying a brand new Suzuki Jimny, take out the back seat and go tour SA and some of it's 4x4 routes. Then we saw the ad for the Duster and doubt set in. Went to town and took a test drive. We are hooked and plans are changing. Much much more space than Jimny, so much more gadgets, and an amazing fuel consumption. Only thing is, is the 4x4 good enough? Watched some Duster 4x4 off road footage on you-tube and we were very excited to see it was more than capable. Cant wait for 2014 when we can say goodbye to our old faithful VW Chico of 9 years and enter the world of 4x4-ing.
    As long as your "4x4-ing" is limited to dirt roads you should be fine.......as the Renault is just an after-thought of the Koleos.........no real 4x4 which the Jimny definitely is, so not really a comparison between the two vehicles........

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    As capable as the Jimny is, they are just too small to go touring with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    As capable as the Jimny is, they are just too small to go touring with.
    http://www.autoblog.com/2013/03/29/f...ki-jimny-suvs/

    Depends on your family size / needs I suppose.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veneficus View Post
    So basically a Renault
    hehehehe
    People sometimes have very subjective perceptions that are not always based on fact.

    My previous platkar was a Clio RS, and the built quality and reliability was on a par, if not better than some of the German cars I owned.

    The only real complaint I had was the poor trade-in.

    I really miss that little car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisheagle View Post

    http://www.autoblog.com/2013/03/29/f...ki-jimny-suvs/

    Depends on your family size / needs I suppose.........
    I also met an elderly guy who tours all over SA in a kitted out Jimny. His fridge takes up nearly half of the rear. But why battle, just get something bigger.

    Also, the world record for the Cape Town to London stint is held by a 2cyl 800cc Fiat Panda, but its hardly ideal.

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    Well I suppose if you are in a Jimny (or any "real" 4x4 for that matter) you can veer off the road less travelled.........make your own tracks.........get close to cliffs or nature where a SUV might not always be able to take you...........

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    But there are bigger options that'll go any place a Jimny can :-).

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    Fisheagle.......I see you've got a D90. Now that would make a ton on sense for a SWB tourer/offroader.

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