I have a thing for the Dacia Duster...

I have a thing for the Dacia Duster...

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Butter Face

30,611 posts

162 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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All that jazz said:
The reason they're cheap as chips is because they rust like fk. They've not been dubbed Dacia Rusters for nothing! Do a search online for Dacia Duster rust and you will discover hundreds of pages on the issue.
Or if you'd read the thread....


Or looked at the Dacia website http://www.dacia.co.uk/about-dacia/dacia-news/daci...

Early Dusters were built on India and yes they have trust issues, they should have all been recalled and fixed. Once corrected they no longer have the issue.

Edited by Butter Face on Tuesday 1st December 21:01


Edited by Butter Face on Tuesday 1st December 21:01

anonymous-user

56 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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Emubiker said:
ve sold plenty of them, new, pre-reg and used. they hold their value well. Do not buy a white one though, they do rust, something to do with the paint not being of a good quality. The cheap access is pretty poor though as it only comes a 1.6 petrol, but an Ambiance Diesel is still a good cheap utilitarian but still decent car to have.
They don't hold their value well at all ! Horrendous depreciation.
They rust.
No radio.
Is this 1976?

anonymous-user

56 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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And the DUSTER badge on the back is bigger than the sign on my local supermarket

Butter Face

30,611 posts

162 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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Jimboka said:
Emubiker said:
ve sold plenty of them, new, pre-reg and used. they hold their value well. Do not buy a white one though, they do rust, something to do with the paint not being of a good quality. The cheap access is pretty poor though as it only comes a 1.6 petrol, but an Ambiance Diesel is still a good cheap utilitarian but still decent car to have.
They don't hold their value well at all ! Horrendous depreciation.
They rust.
No radio.
Is this 1976?
Don't hold their value? Against what? A 2.5 year old 13k duster with 30k on it trades now at £7250 clean. That's actually very decent.

See above about the rust.

Radios in everything apart from the base spec, mid spec upwards gets Bluetooth standard too.

It's 2015. HTH!

Truckosaurus

11,521 posts

286 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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In a shopping car then no radio is probably an advantage. Instead, spend a few hundred at the local car audio shop and get a decent head unit and speakers.

All that jazz

7,632 posts

148 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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Emubiker said:
they hold their value well.
roflroflrofl

Butter Face

30,611 posts

162 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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All that jazz said:
Emubiker said:
they hold their value well.
roflroflrofl
March 2013 Duster access costing £8995 new:



Now trading at £5050.

March 2013 Focus ST-3 Estate costing £26k new.


Now trading at £13250.

One has lost 45%, the other has lost.... 49%

All that jazz

7,632 posts

148 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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rofl

Is that the best you can do?!

Please point to my post where I've said Focus STs hold their value well. The value of the Ruster is irrelevant at 3 years old anyway as can't drive a pile of tin dust. rofl

poing

8,743 posts

202 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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All that jazz said:
Emubiker said:
they hold their value well.
roflroflrofl
Yeah they are just terrible! Hang on a minute....

http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/recommended/slow...
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/dacia-duster-is-...


Add me to the list of people that really like these things, to the point that I seriously considered one even though I have no need for the space etc. I appreciate the entire concept of them an I do feel a tiny bit of envy when I see one. I like them in the same way I like an old Land Rover or a Suzuki Jimny and I'm sure they will have a similar list of aftermarket accessories for them.

Butter Face

30,611 posts

162 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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All that jazz said:
rofl

Is that the best you can do?!

Please point to my post where I've said Focus STs hold their value well. The value of the Ruster is irrelevant at 3 years old anyway as can't drive a pile of tin dust. rofl
I just gave you hard facts that their depreciation is on par with most other cars.

So yeah, it's the best I can do, because it's the truth. smile

Jimmy Recard

17,540 posts

181 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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Hmm a 4x4 Duster Commercial has some appeal. I didn't know there was a commercial version

All that jazz

7,632 posts

148 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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Butter Face said:
All that jazz said:
rofl

Is that the best you can do?!

Please point to my post where I've said Focus STs hold their value well. The value of the Ruster is irrelevant at 3 years old anyway as can't drive a pile of tin dust. rofl
I just gave you hard facts that their depreciation is on par with most other cars.

So yeah, it's the best I can do, because it's the truth. smile
No you didn't. You stated "they hold their value well" which is an outright lie.

Butter Face

30,611 posts

162 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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All that jazz said:
Butter Face said:
All that jazz said:
rofl

Is that the best you can do?!

Please point to my post where I've said Focus STs hold their value well. The value of the Ruster is irrelevant at 3 years old anyway as can't drive a pile of tin dust. rofl
I just gave you hard facts that their depreciation is on par with most other cars.

So yeah, it's the best I can do, because it's the truth. smile
No you didn't. You stated "they hold their value well" which is an outright lie.
I think you need to go to specsavers because I haven't written that anywhere....

noell35

3,172 posts

150 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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All that jazz said:
No you didn't. You stated "they hold their value well" which is an outright lie.
They do seem to hold their value well. Where's your evidence to the contrary?

http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/recommended/slow...

noell35

3,172 posts

150 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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soad said:
Basics such as a radio and Bluetooth connectivity aren't available on the entry-level Access model.

The top-spec Laureate has electric windows, mirrors and air-con, but it’ll cost you more than a basic Nissan Juke...
Genuine question, to anyone with experience of either. Would a basic Juke be a better option?
It seems to me that the Duster has a lot more space for a start?

I've been toying with the idea of getting the top spec Laureate Prime. What are the (new, not used) alternatives for £15995?


HTP99

22,734 posts

142 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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noell35 said:
soad said:
Basics such as a radio and Bluetooth connectivity aren't available on the entry-level Access model.

The top-spec Laureate has electric windows, mirrors and air-con, but it’ll cost you more than a basic Nissan Juke...
Genuine question, to anyone with experience of either. Would a basic Juke be a better option?
It seems to me that the Duster has a lot more space for a start?

I've been toying with the idea of getting the top spec Laureate Prime. What are the (new, not used) alternatives for £15995?
I would hurry up as Primes are no longer available to order so you need to get in quick before any available stock has gone; oh and before they rust away wink

battered

4,088 posts

149 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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I like them too. As someone said earlier, just like a Landy or a Jimny. Add the SJ410 to that list, ideally one covered in mud with a chainsaw in the back.

Anything holding 49% after 3 years/30k is a decent proposition for depreciation and hardly dropping like a stone. See if you can get much better than that out of a new Golf. In addition, at £5k/3yrs old, it's likely to start slowing down because people will start saying "hang on, it's only 5 years old/50k (whatever) and under £4k, all the Golfs/Astras/Toyotas at that money are 2 years older and nearly 100k miles" and so the thing starts to have a relatively high intrinsic value.

Odhran

579 posts

185 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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Spied one of these a few months ago and always meant to research whether it was a factory setup or mods by an owner. Turns out some did come from the factory like this! The Black Edition. Weighing in at £17k! Almost £6k extra for some black vinyl wrap. They do look quite cool though as far as Dusters go.

http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/dacia/duster/2013-...

itcaptainslow

3,721 posts

138 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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Percentage wise that's not horrendous depreciation on a mass market, new car, and the monetary loss will be less than the competitors as you paid less for the thing in the first place.

I've not driven any of the Dacia range but for a new car that does a job, surely you could do an awful lot worse...?

itcaptainslow

3,721 posts

138 months

Tuesday 1st December 2015
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johnnnnnnyy said:
They're badged Renault Duster in Argentina:



Also got pick up versions down there!

The pick up looks quite cool/cute in a mini-VW Amarok kind of way.