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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