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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Buying a Renault Duster.

    Funny enough, the 2wd always looked higher to me, I had the 4wd

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    Default Re: Buying a Renault Duster.

    No, they both have 210mm of ground clearance, but that's Freelander range. You can get about 50mm more with different springs and shockers which will then beat most anything available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LouisXander View Post
    Funny enough, the 2wd always looked higher to me, I had the 4wd
    I could say something about spring sag due to extra weight over time , but I'll be nice and just say that some of the shockers lasted longer.
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    Default Re: Buying a Renault Duster.

    He he, no, it is just that the 2wd always looked a bit higher too me.

    I want to go look at the latest 4wd again, but then I ride too much km per year.

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    Default Re: Buying a Renault Duster.

    Saw a 2018 model today. 4x4 model with 34000km for r219000.00. did look nice
    Just going above what I would want to spend.
    But it looks like the 2wd diesel are going for around the same price.
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    Default Re: Buying a Renault Duster.

    What are the prices of services for the 2wd and 4wd?
    Is there a lot of difference?
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    Default Re: Buying a Renault Duster.

    Quote Originally Posted by Benjeepnut View Post
    Hi guys,

    Looking to buy a Renault Duster 4x4. See quite some 2014 and 2015 models with around 100000 km on the clock. Are there a lot of differences between the 2 years? Any thing to watch out for?

    Thanks already!
    Hi Benjeepnut,
    Are you set on getting a Duster or are you open to consider other vehicles? Iím thinking Freelander 2 - solid and very capable off-road. Pleasure driving long distances and great on gravel.

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    Default Re: Buying a Renault Duster.

    I will not buy a Duster with 100000km plus.

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    Default Re: Buying a Renault Duster.

    Quote Originally Posted by CabousBeer View Post
    Hi Benjeepnut,
    Are you set on getting a Duster or are you open to consider other vehicles? Iím thinking Freelander 2 - solid and very capable off-road. Pleasure driving long distances and great on gravel.
    I love the looks of the duster and the price point is also good. Also, based on the comments on here and videos on YouTube, very impressed with what it can do off-road.
    But, in light of things that have happened this year, and what is still going to happen in the next few months, the main thing I want is a car that is comfortable to drive and high of the ground and good on fuel economy.
    Driving a ford ranger now. Like it a lot but I'm not using it for what it was intended and it's too hard a drive for my wife. With the rain back, and the potholes with it, going for a small drive is like hell for her.
    So for now I'm thinking of getting rid of the ranger and looking for something a bit more comfortable. If I need to have more space, I'll look for a small trailer.

    In this economic climate, I try and make the best possible choice, that won't brake the bank. (Which is a very difficult thing to do) but with all the help of the guys on the forum, hopefully I can make the best possible one.

    Thanks already to everyone!
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    Default Re: Buying a Renault Duster.

    Yeah, I kinda fell in love with the looks. Broad shoulders, narrow waist

    It is comfortable (some say soft), high off the ground, the diesel gets great economy and all at a good price point.
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    Default Re: Buying a Renault Duster.

    On the trailer, remember the Duster is just a small hatchback, not a stationwagon.

    Get at least a 6ft or more.

    I had a 4ft, was always looking for pakplek.

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    Default Re: Buying a Renault Duster.

    Quote Originally Posted by LouisXander View Post
    He he, no, it is just that the 2wd always looked a bit higher too me.

    I want to go look at the latest 4wd again, but then I ride too much km per year.
    My apologies - I have just looked at the original brochure. The 2wd is actually lower at 205mm.
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    Default Re: Buying a Renault Duster.

    Is there a massive maintenance cost difference between the 2wd and 4wd?
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    Default Re: Buying a Renault Duster.

    Sorry - you did ask before.

    I can't think of any differences. I haven't heard of anyone having any trouble with nor needing to service the 4WD's Power Transfer Unit, ring gear, pinion, rear drive shaft and rear diff.
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    Default Re: Buying a Renault Duster.

    I have my 2014 Duster 4x4 now since July. I have done 12000km on already, travelling to mine in Lesotho once or twice a month. Such a lekker drive. Pulls so nicely up the mountain passes.

    At first I was scoffed at on the mine by the bakkie brigade, but a few guys have silently gone and bought themselves a Duster after having driven in mine.
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    Default Re: Buying a Renault Duster.

    Mine, with all its problems, were never faulted on the driveability, or 4x4 capabilities.

    The motor and i-Drive system was a gem....

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    Default Re: Buying a Renault Duster.

    Quote Originally Posted by LouisXander View Post
    Mine, with all its problems, were never faulted on the driveability, or 4x4 capabilities.

    The motor and i-Drive system was a gem....
    What more problems did you have?
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    Default Re: Buying a Renault Duster.

    Mine was a 2014. Those were solved with the 2nd and 3rd gen models.

    And I believe I had the dud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouisXander View Post
    Mine was a 2014. Those were solved with the 2nd and 3rd gen models.

    And I believe I had the dud.
    Would you buy another one?
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    Default Re: Buying a Renault Duster.

    Definitely! Its a brilliant little car.

    Back In 2016 when i traded it in, the gen2 just came out. The built quality was better, the touch and feel was better, dashboard lay out was nice, but I needed a bakkie.

    Im leaning towards the new 4wd again.
    It is a brilliant little car.

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