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#31 OFFLINE   Mad Cyril

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 07:39 PM

That's the spec I'd be after - now comes with a slightly more economical slightly more powerful engine.

Did she bother having a stereo fitted?

I fitted one as soon as we got it.
It took a couple of hours including speakers (and including sorting out the wiring to the rears).
As I recall it there were wires from the doors to the cabin and wires from the stereo harness leading somewhere or other but for some reason the two weren't connected. It was simple enough to chop the wires under the carpet and extend them up to meet the wiring for the radio.
You might well find that they're connected properly on a Romanian built one - everything else seems that bit better put together on them.

The only thing I've missed is aircon. We drove it down to the south on France and northern Spain the week after we got it and it was a bit sweaty.

(And perhaps we could do with reversing sensors as she keeps backing into things with it but no damage so far)


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#32 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 07:42 PM

Reversing sensors look very easy to install FYI - they're a dealer fit option and the marks are on the back of the bumper.
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#33 OFFLINE   Mad Cyril

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 08:04 PM

I'll have a look into them if she has another.

 

She's due to change again in April so I've started looking at what else she could get but there's nothing comes close so far.

A Berlingo/Doblo/Partner sort of thing would be good but they're all a good 5 grand more for one with seats and windows, there's some good finance deals on Renault Capturs but they've no room compared to the Duster.

Might have a look at the Logan MCV but I reckon it'll be another Duster. i'd be interested to know how the new petrol engine goes.



#34 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 08:21 PM

If I haven't managed to shift everything I need to in order to buy one by then I'd maybe be interested in buying it for a bit more than a dealer would offer for it if that works - I do want new but a good used one at the right money would tempt me.
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#35 OFFLINE   Mad Cyril

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 09:01 PM

Let's see how it goes then. I'll send you a PM when the time comes and see if it's any use to you.

 

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 09:50 PM

Dacia are supposed to be launching a 7 seat Duster in 2018 - looking at the photos ts based on the current Cashcow / Kadjur range.

 

I might hang on a year before getting the 4x4....

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:53 PM

Reversing sensors look very easy to install FYI - they're a dealer fit option and the marks are on the back of the bumper. >>

 

>> ... of the owners who opt not to fit them 8)

 

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#38 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:57 PM

So I placed an order today for a Duster 1.6 Access..... April delivery most likely

Fire sale of shite coming.
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:58 PM

4 month lead time on a Dacia!


I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!

#40 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 06:01 PM

Could have a higher spec one quicker I think but nobody (local to me anyway) is holding stock of the shite trim
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 06:04 PM

It took 3 months for my Juke, which I thought was weird as Nissan build them all to derivative specification there are hardly any options.


I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!

#42 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 07:03 PM

Surprised at that with them being made in England - guess fleet orders take priority
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 08:03 PM

Nice one for going for proper autoshite spec. When you think the Nissan Qashqai Mr Wobbler has on test at the mo is £25k, these are bargainous.


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#44 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 08:09 PM

The prices of new cars is eye watering - Duster range tops out at less than £17k which is for the diesel auto with all of the glitter.

Cheapest Qashqai is about £18k with discount
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 08:53 PM

I saw an advert for Honda offering 0% on civics earlier. I thought, hmm, might be worth a look ... 22k!! For a Civic 1.8 estate wtf.

I have bought one car from new and that was my very first - a 2003 Clio II Expression. This was £6500 and I paid (well I paid 2/3rd of it thanks to my job at b&q when I was at school and rest my parents+nan) £7200 after options (metalic black paint and climate control).

Now that would only get you a Dacia Sandero. Which incidentally is a large part based on the Clio (I think Clio II as well).
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#46 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 08:54 PM

£7200 would get you quite a nice Sandero though - the shite spec one is £5995
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 09:26 PM

A 3dr £6500 clio expression (one above base) did come standard with front electric windows, heated electric mirrors, ABS, sunroof, PAS, RCL and CD player (with 4 speakers). All things pretty much standard nowadays, but for the time it was pretty good fitment.
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#48 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 10:42 PM

I wonder what the lowest spec base model car out there is apart from the Dacia range these days
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 10:59 PM

They could do with bringing out a Focus sized model.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 11:01 PM

Logan can't be far off - the Sandero is deceptively large
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#51 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 11:18 PM

Interesting - a UK Duster Access with black bumpers!

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 05:52 PM

I've had my 1.6 access duster for 2 years. I love it.

 

Yes, it's a bit old skaw - perfect for the shitter that lurks within - but they drive pretty well and are relatively simple mechanically and electrically. The K4M engine is low tec and, ignoring all the bollocks from the main stream car media, reasonably powerful at about 105hp. I don't think it has variable valve timing, so shouldn't suffer from dephaser phailure either.

 

The earlier dusters were made in Chennai, and there were some issues with rust, but mine seems to be holding up well.

 

A mate has a 1.2tce logan which is a bloody brilliant car. Dieselish economy with a pretty state of the art petrol lump.

 

Even 2 years later I still cant fathom how I got a new estate car for £8.5k.


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Shite formerly owned: Primera renault 11, peugeot 405, renault 19, renault laguna x3, all more shite than the previous one), kia clarus, mondeo, jeep cheroshite.

 

Shite at present: New Autoshite Gold -  A 64plate DACIA DUSTER ACCESS: to quote a widespread takeaway - i'm lovin' it....

 

Shite taxi'd: 406, fried montego, vectra, fiat-house-on-wheels.

 

Moto-shite owned: [un]superdream, simson SR50 (east german thingy), cb250rs, jinlun (china-shite), diesel powered yamaha in bits at the moment. Not motoshite owned: ZR50, RXS100 x 2, RD350YPVS, FZR1000 x 2, TDM850, XV535, ZX6R, XJ6 x 2, FZ1S.


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 06:06 PM

Had any issues with it?

What's the servicing pricing like?

I must say the 1.6 115 engine in the one I drove yesterday was certainly adequate
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Posted 01 January 2017 - 06:36 PM

Had any issues with it?

What's the servicing pricing like?

I must say the 1.6 115 engine in the one I drove yesterday was certainly adequate

 

The only issue i've had was the fuel guage not showing a full tank when brimmed once. Never did it again though. Oh and the wipers are the crappiest ones valeo had in the parts bin. I replaced them quite quickly. The fuelling is a bit poor when it's cold, although I place that more down to the ott emissions regs than anything else. Around town I use the eco mode, it does reduce power (presumably by not opening the butterfly fully unless you floor it) but does help urban fuel consumption.

 

I've no idea on service costs i've serviced it myself. I don't think it is too pricey. If you are keen to retain the validity of the warranty you could find a local independent renault garage I suppose.

 

I bought an old stock phase 1 with the phase 2 instruments. They threw the styling pack in for free, a rubbish kenwood radio too. I've since fitted: boot liner, witter towbar, rear blinds, a DAB radio, chavvy rear 6x9s, tailored mats, better interior lighting, other bits too. Aftermarket is massive for these, sold pretty much everywhere you can get so much kit for them for so little money. The only fly is possibly the omission of air-con to try to get the buyer to up-sell themselves to the laureate or prime; personally i've coped okay with out it.

 

I can imagine a pitesti-built (great town btw) duster with the 115ps power-plant is a fitting next step on. The access model makes a massive amount of sense if you are not bothered about a few concessions. Dealers will be keen to push most buyers towards the better spec'd models, it's why the access has a bigger waiting list. ++Not sure if they still fit them, but my access had Continental Cross Contact mud and snow tyres fitted from new, a very good tyre on a budget car that could have been sold with a van tyre or similar.


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Shite formerly owned: Primera renault 11, peugeot 405, renault 19, renault laguna x3, all more shite than the previous one), kia clarus, mondeo, jeep cheroshite.

 

Shite at present: New Autoshite Gold -  A 64plate DACIA DUSTER ACCESS: to quote a widespread takeaway - i'm lovin' it....

 

Shite taxi'd: 406, fried montego, vectra, fiat-house-on-wheels.

 

Moto-shite owned: [un]superdream, simson SR50 (east german thingy), cb250rs, jinlun (china-shite), diesel powered yamaha in bits at the moment. Not motoshite owned: ZR50, RXS100 x 2, RD350YPVS, FZR1000 x 2, TDM850, XV535, ZX6R, XJ6 x 2, FZ1S.


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 06:39 PM

Very surprised the salesman didn't try to upsell at all apart from explaining how sparse it was
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Posted 01 January 2017 - 06:42 PM

Cheap, repairable Sandero ont' 'bay:

 

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Looks low-spec in white.

64 Reg, 6000 miles, could be yours for £800, judging by what it "sold" for last time, that's probably the reserve. I wonder if there's parts from a breaker available anywhere.



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 06:47 PM

Very surprised the salesman didn't try to upsell at all apart from explaining how sparse it was

 

I went into my local stealer ship to look at one. Mentioned the access and he pretended to look at 'UK stock' on his peecee. He said a few months wait, but not to worry they had an ambience and a laureate on the forecourt or if I wanted a renault captur [nah].

 

I then started looking on autotrader which showed renault retail (a chain of dealers with group stock) had a ton of pre-reg phase 1s to clear out. rest was history. £8.5k with no registration costs. although stealer straight up gutted i didnt want finance or some crappy gap insurance or a warranty package (i must have pissed him off no end "no thanks, nah, not interested, a waste of money.....")


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Shite formerly owned: Primera renault 11, peugeot 405, renault 19, renault laguna x3, all more shite than the previous one), kia clarus, mondeo, jeep cheroshite.

 

Shite at present: New Autoshite Gold -  A 64plate DACIA DUSTER ACCESS: to quote a widespread takeaway - i'm lovin' it....

 

Shite taxi'd: 406, fried montego, vectra, fiat-house-on-wheels.

 

Moto-shite owned: [un]superdream, simson SR50 (east german thingy), cb250rs, jinlun (china-shite), diesel powered yamaha in bits at the moment. Not motoshite owned: ZR50, RXS100 x 2, RD350YPVS, FZR1000 x 2, TDM850, XV535, ZX6R, XJ6 x 2, FZ1S.


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 06:50 PM

I think he picked his battles well when I said "I want a Duster Access, I have a part exchange and I want to finance the balance on HP" - making enough money out of me I guess so everyone's happy
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Posted 01 January 2017 - 06:54 PM

I think he picked his battles well when I said "I want a Duster Access, I have a part exchange and I want to finance the balance on HP" - making enough money out of me I guess so everyone's happy

 

I think that Dacia dealers (usually just renault salemen doing their second role) know people looking to buy Dacia are Yorkshiremen by DNA and know what they want and what they are prepared to spend. I have no interest on buying a daily driver on some emotions, I suspect they have picked up on this quite quickly. Saying that a neighbour went to buy one when they first arrived and because they weren't supplied with an auto option ended up buying a renner with an automated manual instead (Dacia are now offering the same automated manual too I believe).


Shite formerly owned: Primera renault 11, peugeot 405, renault 19, renault laguna x3, all more shite than the previous one), kia clarus, mondeo, jeep cheroshite.

 

Shite at present: New Autoshite Gold -  A 64plate DACIA DUSTER ACCESS: to quote a widespread takeaway - i'm lovin' it....

 

Shite taxi'd: 406, fried montego, vectra, fiat-house-on-wheels.

 

Moto-shite owned: [un]superdream, simson SR50 (east german thingy), cb250rs, jinlun (china-shite), diesel powered yamaha in bits at the moment. Not motoshite owned: ZR50, RXS100 x 2, RD350YPVS, FZR1000 x 2, TDM850, XV535, ZX6R, XJ6 x 2, FZ1S.


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 07:25 PM

...Not sure if they still fit them, but my access had Continental Cross Contact mud and snow tyres fitted from new, a very good tyre on a budget car that could have been sold with a van tyre or similar.

 

Picked mine up in November - Continental M+S tyres fitted.


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