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Old 9th October 2014, 18:02   #286
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Comon guys, would like to see pic of rear axle, anyone?
Not really the entire rear axle , but a couple of under body shots , GC is 210 mm
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After crossing 3 rivers and 5 major water crossings with a 2013 dacia duster I can safely say this beats safari and scorpio.
Even did deep snow with underbody scraping which means a snow depth of more than 7 inches.
There were places where we were see sawing on 2 wheels. One front and one rear had zilch traction.
The traction control ensures to send more power to wheels with traction.
This system is what makes this superior to normal 4wd suv.
If you do not do much rock crawling, do not care about size, and basically want a snow, ladakh and expedition vehicle.... This it
How would you compare the Duster AWD to your XUV500 AWD?
Particularly for usage that is mostly long distance highway sprints with short off road diversions on gravel/mud roads to some interior spots. Possibly with some encounters of slush and/or rutted roads with the occasional large potholes or stone protrusions.
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HudHud notwithstanding RXZ AWD comes home in Amazon Green regalia
The only visible identification is the 4WD badging at the rear , there are no overt AWD decals anywhere else on the body.
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Whats the fuel tanks capacity of the Duste AWD? has there been change in the tank size as well?Its low fuel consumption should endow it with a useful range between refuelling stops. With a boot capacity limited to 410 lites, I for one wouldnot like fuel jerry cans take up valuable luggage space.
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HudHud notwithstanding RXZ AWD comes home in Amazon Green regalia
The only visible identification is the 4WD badging at the rear , there are no overt AWD decals anywhere else on the body.
Congrats on the new buy!! The first on the forum I guess.

Looking forward to a detailed ownership report on the same.

I'm thinking of replacing my Figo in some time and the Duster awd is on top of my list.
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HudHud notwithstanding RXZ AWD comes home in Amazon Green regalia
Congrats DriveTrain. Please do join us on our weekend mild offroading sessions if you wish.
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HudHud notwithstanding RXZ AWD comes home in Amazon Green regalia
Congratulations!

If you remember, we both wished to buy the EcoSport and you went ahead with this & I might buy this or the 4WD S10 Scorpio. More inclined towards the Scorpio though.
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For past 2 weeks Renault and Trident, J.P. Nagar are just promising to arrange AWD Test Drive but every time they fail to keep their words.

I was planning to buy, but after seeing this, I may not buy.

Pathetic support.

@DriveTrain

How much you paid for it ? Did you get any special offer during Festival time from your deal? Breakup of cost ? Did you opt for Dealer Insurance or got insurance at your own ?

Your reply will definitely help me a lot.

Finally got a Test Drive fixed for today noon.

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How would you compare the Duster AWD to your XUV500 AWD?...
Tsk has ONLY a Safari dicor as far as I remember. It's @anshuman who has a XUV AWD.

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HudHud notwithstanding RXZ AWD comes home in Amazon Green regalia
The only visible identification is the 4WD badging at the rear , there are no overt AWD decals anywhere else on the body.
Congrats! The color looks so much like the woodland brown!
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Tsk has ONLY a Safari dicor as far as I remember. It's @anshuman who has a XUV AWD.
Congrats! The color looks so much like the woodland brown!
OOPs. My apologies TSK!
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HudHud notwithstanding RXZ AWD comes home in Amazon Green regalia
The only visible identification is the 4WD badging at the rear , there are no overt AWD decals anywhere else on the body.
Many congrats on this great buy!!

Please share some more pics (side profile etc.) and maybe a couple of pics of the interior.

I am a fan of sleepers so AWD decals missing is a good thing.

And I hope it goes without saying that a lot of us would be waiting for your report on 4WD usage if you get a chance.
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HudHud notwithstanding RXZ AWD comes home in Amazon Green regalia
Congratulations!

I booked mine a couple of days back! Same colour! What was the waiting period for you? The dealership says around 10-15.
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Whats the fuel tanks capacity of the Duster AWD? has there been change in the tank size as well?
The fuel tank is rated at 50 litres. When I drove to the pump from the showroom , the empty indicator was constantly on, from there it guzzled 46 liters till auto cut out.

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Congrats on the new buy!! The first on the forum I guess.

Looking forward to a detailed ownership report on the same.

I'm thinking of replacing my Figo in some time and the Duster awd is on top of my list.
Thanks JayD , it is on the cards.

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Congrats DriveTrain. Please do join us on our weekend mild offroading sessions if you wish.
Thank you so much BlackPearl, would be very happy to join you all , please let me know when and where.

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Congratulations!

If you remember, we both wished to buy the EcoSport and you went ahead with this & I might buy this or the 4WD S10 Scorpio. More inclined towards the Scorpio though.
Hello Sheel , Thank you. Yes dropped the idea after checking the EcoSport out, the inside space felt even less than my Getz. I choose this over Scorpio because of ride quality , fuel economy and dimensions. This just about squeezes in my garage with literally inches to spare , a Scorpio would not fit. The turning radius of 5.2 m is a real boon.

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@DriveTrain

How much you paid for it ? Did you get any special offer during Festival time from your deal. ? Can I've breakup of cost ? Di you opted for DEaler Insurance or got insurance at your own ?

Your reply will definitely help me a lot.

Finally got a Test Drive fixed for today noon.
Sent you a PM micrographics with the details.

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Congrats! The color looks so much like the woodland brown!
Thank you. Yes, when it catches the light at certain angles it really looks like that. The green colour in the Ad and brochures and the actual rendition in flesh is somewhat different. But to me personally it looks great on the road. The green colour is accentuated under soft light.

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Many congrats on this great buy!!

Please share some more pics (side profile etc.) and maybe a couple of pics of the interior.

I am a fan of sleepers so AWD decals missing is a good thing.

And I hope it goes without saying that a lot of us would be waiting for your report on 4WD usage if you get a chance.
Thanks fine69. Here is a profile pic for you. I agree on the missing decals 100% , the badge at the rear says it all !

A long road trip needs to wait till the winter holidays, it will be a couple of months before I receive the vehicle registration smart card.


The car (it feels more like a car than a SUV ) is great to drive. There is massive pull throughout the gear range. Here is what I found in a 2013 US Dacia Duster Owners Manual (Except for the Cruise Control and Speed Limited function in the New Indian version , pretty much the same)

Here is a link to the MediaNav manual.

"Vehicles with 4x4 (4WD) transmission
On flat, level ground, with the vehicle
unladen, you are recommended
to start in second gear."

Did not see this in my copy though. I followed this advise and in effect did not use first gear to start off , rather using second. In city driving you can almost completely be in 4th and 5th gears . You can make do with minimal shifts if you ignore the gear shift advise popping up in the instrument cluster. Not saying I am doing that , the run in clearly mentions not to exceed 2500 rpm for the first 1500 Kms. But coming from a petrol hatch , going to almost crawling speed in 4th and the accelerating back is a joy to behold.
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Not really the entire rear axle , but a couple of under body shots , GC is 210 mm
Woah! A multilink suspension?!

Is it exclusive for the AWD variant?

EDIT: Congratulations!
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Thank you. Yes, when it catches the light at certain angles it really looks like that. The green colour in the Ad and brochures and the actual rendition in flesh is somewhat different. But to me personally it looks great on the road. The green colour is accentuated under soft light.
Firstly... Congratulations.

But I am very confused.
There is an Adventure model in my office parking, an Amazon green I was told by the owner. And the green is very distinct from the woodland brown. Unlike with your vehicle.

I was thinking that's the color I would go in for if I were to pick up the AWD version. Now are we saying the rendition is different for the Adventure and the AWD?

OT, Biased towards it in vehicles of a certain character :-) My Safari is mountain green, my bullet was olive green.
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