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Old 1st July 2012, 17:49   #1366
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Blacked out B-pillars would haven completed the look IMO.
Blacking out pillars would require plastic inserts/trim which will push the cost up. It was pointed out by someone that even the boot door/opening has exposed metal without plastic cladding. But yes, blacking out pillars can have dramatic effect and car an actually look sleeker and longer.
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One thing which is lacking in Duster's interior is Front Armrests.
Front armrests are necessity for a vehicle of this segment,
especially when they are available in Scorpio & Safari.
Masses will be comparing Duster with so called SUV's.
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One thing which is lacking in Duster's interior is Front Armrests.
Front armrests are necessity for a vehicle of this segment,
especially when they are available in Scorpio & Safari.
Masses will be comparing Duster with so called SUV's.
You can get a universal armrest from ebay for about 1300/- and can mount it above the handbrake.

I do not think its a deciding factor or even a very important factor when buying a car.
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Check out the detailed text of Reviews by Autocar & BSM, which are attached as PDF files, on the Renault website. this appears to be what's come in their magazine's respective print editions.
There's a fair bit more of detailed info compared to their on-line versions of the same.
Curiously, both the blokes who wrote came up similar titles with puns on dusting the competition
http://220.226.4.67/renualtdynamic/n...uly%202012.pdf
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http://220.226.4.67/renualtdynamic/n...uly%202012.pdf

If one discounts the usual 'white-washing' factor by the journos,
what does come about is :
The 85 BHP is good value for money, not so far behind the 108 bhp version.
Best ride quality "in its class" - the flat ride & ability to swallow potholes has been commented on by both.
Comfortable cabin
Not so good ergonomics
Not so good plastics.
Not so good under-thigh support for rear seat for chaps above 5'10"

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A feeble attempt at making the B & C pillars black. May be one can get some stickers and do it as DIY job.

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A side by side comparison
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@Damodar - Thank you for the neat pictures of the Duster. The car looks good in White and I would be grateful if you post any Silver Duster pictures. These are the first Indian pictures without camouflage.

@pjbiju - Wonderful PS. The Duster looks bigger with the blacked out B-Pillars. This will be the first modification that many will carry out.

Ecosport, suddenly looks a tad too small. Ford has to pick up the pace now and launch the car earlier.
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It I have booked the Duster on 20th June itself as I hope to be the early bird. I just hope renault wont dissapoint me
Hi I registered in Renault website for test drive and got a call from dealer saying that launch will be on 4th July and wil call after thy get test drive car.

Do let me know if you get any info on price or test drive
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Wonderful!

Looks really nice and purposeful.
Am very glad indeed that the vehicle ' in the flesh' seems to live up to every bit of its promise!

Sincerely wish Renault a lot of good luck with their sales and I also hope that they see significant success with this vehicle, which in turn causes them to seriously consider bringing in the specced-up version with all possible safety kit, 4WD and other bells and whistles to India.

Looks also that we will have a good number of Dusters on TBHP!
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You can get a universal armrest from ebay for about 1300/- and can mount it above the handbrake.

I do not think its a deciding factor or even a very important factor when buying a car.
I have not mentioned that its a deciding factor.Armrest is certainly not a deciding factor, but puny sales,service network & availability of service can be and after market armrest is no where close to OEM fitting.

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A feeble attempt at making the B & C pillars black. May be one can get some stickers and do it as DIY job.
Thanks for the attempt.It is indeed looking better with black pillars.

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Ecosport, suddenly looks a tad too small. Ford has to pick up the pace now and launch the car earlier.
I agree Duster looks more appealing as of now than Ecosport,lets wait for the launch.Ford should launch the car before Diwali.
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Finally got to see the duster today some pictures
Nice photographs!!!

One odd thing i noticed was that the ORVM covers, door handles are silver on all the cars. I find that odd, neither black nor body colored.

I wonder if the getting the body colored ones are part of the upgrade package.
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One thing which is lacking in Duster's interior is Front Armrests.
Front armrests are necessity for a vehicle of this segment,
especially when they are available in Scorpio & Safari.
Masses will be comparing Duster with so called SUV's.
fyi the Scorpio LX which retails at about 8.4lakhs ex showroom does not have armrests. In fact even the door pads dont have an arm rest moulding

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Uploading some pictures of the pimped one's. Source Internet.

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Bumpers have to be body coloured.I have blackened the pillars.
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Black isn't bad either.
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Another one in White.
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Online ads of Renault Duster are surfacing all over.
Nice ad though showing a lot of people crying with a message
"our apologies to everyone who just bought a sedan"

It is good alternative to sedans especially in the Indian context. Hopefully renault doesn't screw up the pricing.
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Nice pictures Damodar, the paint quality looks very good in picture, the only thing I failed to notice is the dead padel, is it not there or I could not pick it in picture?
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Great Pictures! The more I see it, the more I like it. It's a pity that it's not a 7 seater or else, it would have been my next SUV. I am falling in love with chocolate color esp. Maruti's Baker's chocolate and Renault's version of the choco lava!
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