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Old 18th July 2012, 18:42   #646
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since there is a difference of 1.5 seconds from 0 to 100 between both the models, that will really make difference when we drive right..?
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The expression "if you can live with..." is scary in this context!! Hope nobody gets to put that condition to test!

Six gears apparently don't make up for the bumped up power in terms of FE, going by ARAI figures.
Having had a collision with a bus head on with my bolero,just last year I dont think I'll be inclined to take the chance on the airbag-less version. Six gears on 110 do supposedly have enough oomph to take on the XUV on a highway. So, call me chicken but with great power comes an even greater need for Airbags.
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Having had a collision with a bus head on with my bolero,just last year I dont think I'll be inclined to take the chance on the airbag-less version. Six gears on 110 do supposedly have enough oomph to take on the XUV on a highway. So, call me chicken but with great power comes an even greater need for Airbags.
Tats true "great power comes an even greater need for Airbags". It is very much necessary to have an airbag on a powerful car, one of my friend recently met with an accident in his SUV (not displaying name) at speed of approx. 160km/h on the outer ring road, his head had a direct impact with the steering wheel even though had worn his seatbelt...tats was sad...

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Very to the point and covers most aspects vis a vis the car's capabilities. But (and its a big but), I know many a folks who have booked a Duster even before the price announcement, but are now having second thoughts mostly owing to the interior plastic quality. You and I may not pay too much heed to it but someone spending 12ish lacs on a vehicle would most probably have this as one of the boxes that needs to be ticked.

Folks draw comparisons to the similarly priced Verna and its interiors pretty much clean sweeps the Duster's. One might label such a comparo illogical (sedan vs "SUV"), but this is most certainly happening. Hope Renault pays heed to this.

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Why you might not buy it:
  1. Renault? Who?
Another one: Re-nault; that pen manufacturer is now making cars?
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It is very much necessary to have an airbag on a powerful car, one of my friend recently met with an accident in his SUV (not displaying name) at speed of approx. 160km/h on the outer ring road, his head had a direct impact with the steering wheel even though had worn his seatbelt...tats was sad...
Really sad to hear this. However, given the condition of Indian roads, vehicles and drivers, it is really not advisible to drive over 100 km/h. Driving at 160 km/h (100 mph) is dangerous and illegal in almost all countries (bar Autobahns) .

Don't skimp on the safety aspect of the car; get airbags, ABS, ESP if its available in a trim and pay the extra money. Also, please no kids on front seat, especially little babies or infants! Pretty sure our life and our loved ones lives are more valuable than the 1-2 lakhs we will be saving. Indian Government should really step up and make ABS and front airbags mandatory for all passenger vehicles.

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Having had a collision with a bus head on with my bolero,just last year I dont think I'll be inclined to take the chance on the airbag-less version. Six gears on 110 do supposedly have enough oomph to take on the XUV on a highway. So, call me chicken but with great power comes an even greater need for Airbags.


I can understand your apprehension having met with an accident

I think you misunderstood my point. What i tried to imply you was you get a better powered vehicle Rxl110 at the same cost of Rxl85(o) minus airbag and not a better choice at safety point of view but only if you could not prefer top variant due to some reasons.

I fully endorse the view of having an airbag as a guy who's driving an ANHC AT model and look forward to one in Duster but, Renault has put me in a awkward position where i get this rear AC along with Rxz110ps and during long trips it will definitely make matters worse for the fifth occupant.

Is there by any chance we can move the rear AC forward or completely remove it?

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Is there by any chance we can move the rear AC forward or completely remove it?
The 85bhp versions and RXL 110s I think are not equipped with the rear AC vent. Only the 119 RXZs come with it.
From that point of view the top end 85 seems to be an ideal choice.
(i.e. if one is OK the power output)

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The 85bhp versions and RXL 110s I think are not equipped with the rear AC vent. Only the 119 RXZs come with it.
From that point of view the top end 85 seems to be an ideal choice.
(i.e. if one is OK the power output)


Yes i pretty well know it. Now what is the choice for the customer who needs better power output (110ps), better safety (ABS&Airbags), better rear comfort (minus quirky rear AC) ?

When the same was put with the senior sales guy at Renault showroom the reply was lot of feedback in regard to this rear AC vent has been sent to Renault and they are expecting a design change in response to it but don't know the specific time frame when it will be adopted. Now i am even more confused whether to wait & watch or go with Rxl85(o) with less power or compromise with safety in Rxl110 without airbag, or compromise with rear space in Rxz110, hope Saturday review in our forum brings cheers.

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Going against everything I normally believe in, all common sense, all logic and all reasoning, we have booked a Duster RxZ 110 in Grey. I have no news on when it will come... obviously. Let's see what happens.
Way to go, FlyingSpur, way to go! Welcome to the club! My gut feeling is - the Duster is going to be a good thing going.
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Is there by any chance we can move the rear AC forward or completely remove it?
You can remove the rear AC but cannot move it forward or backward.

If thats a constraint, you would be better off having a roof-mounted AC. It might look odd, but will do the job well.
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I think you misunderstood my point. What i tried to imply you was you get a better powered vehicle Rxl110 at the same cost of Rxl85(o) minus airbag and not a better choice at safety point of view but only if u could not prefer top variant due to some reasons.


I belong to the catagory of people who dont want 110 rxz. I cant afford it. Its not that i take safety for granted, i dont go above 100 very often. I dont like the car feeling sluggish. I was worried if the 85bhp would become too slow when the vehicle is seated with 5 persons and luggage. My ritz does not have abs or airbag, but i do travel long distance at times. Might be because im used to it. If the 110rxl was 40k more and had airbags,i woudnt mind paying the extra money.. In my place rxz has 10% tax compared to rxl which is 8%
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Will the 85bhp have the same kind of refinement as the 110bhp. Can someone comment on how is the refinement of nissan sunny.
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Now i am even more confused whether to wait & watch or go with Rxl85(o) with less power or compromise with safety in Rxl110 without airbag, or compromise with rear space in Rxz110, hope Saturday review in our forum brings cheers.

If at best you cruise on the highway rather, running very high speeds, I think 85 rxl option is an ideal blend.
The fact that most of the time we drive in the city, it should be extremely useful thanks to the low end torque that
we should get with 85 (as per claim.)
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Sit in the co drivers seat and you will get your answer.
Now why didn't I think of that ? Thanks for the suggstion.
For once my query was resolved by Team-BHP rather than Google
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