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Old 31st May 2013, 00:27   #2446
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Inside is expected to remain the same, the only additional feature the new Duster is likely to be fitted with is cruise control.
Not sure if the facelift Duster might get the 7 seater option. (Foldable seats in the last row). Checked out one of the youtube videos where this can be added to compete with Maruti Ertiga. Any updates on this?
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Old 31st May 2013, 06:57   #2447
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but, i feel the Duster offer in some of the markets may be more "attractive".. they could offer those looks, atleast as options? The Indian Duster is, IMHO, too much "bling".. I like the more understated look with more black in the grill etc... But, then again the Duster is a "low cost" vehicle..
In all those countries its known as Dacia duster hence that grill. In India they feel just the renault logo makes it premium.

Cruise control will be welcome addition since its not offered at this price range. Hope they offer in the option pack as well
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Cruise control will be welcome addition since its not offered at this price range. Hope they offer in the option pack as well
Not in an SUV, yes, but the New Fiesta does have cruise control
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Old 31st May 2013, 10:09   #2449
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Wouldn't you need a Auto box for the Cruise Control?
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Wouldn't you need a Auto box for the Cruise Control?
Not necessary, XUV does have it and it comes without an auto box. Makes more sense with an automatic but can work with a manual as well.
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Just took a test drive of the top 110PS model yesterday. Was a 2012 model and without touchscreen navigation system.
Some observations :
Pros
1) Care is huge, no doubt.
2) Seating is comfortable, excellent viewing position.
3) Gear shift quite smooth, nice to have 6 forward gears!
4) Very short test drive, in traffic. Ride and handling was good though, car like.
5) Steering was good but not as nice as my SX4.
6) Did not get much chance to accelerate, but pickup seems good too.
7) Back seat leg room was acceptable even for my height (6'2").
8) Super duper boot space.

Cons
1) Found the clutch to be quite hard compared to SX4 (ZXi). The executive said this is since it was a test car.
2) Brakes not as effective as our SX4 or Punto. But still good. Much better than the Sunny we had tested 6 months back.
3) The wheel arches really protrude out, can see in the OVRM. Have to be much more careful.
4) Rear aircon really blocking 5th passenger legroom.

Liked the car quite a lot but probably won't think of it over a sedan.
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Old 31st May 2013, 22:18   #2452
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7) Back seat leg room was acceptable even for my height (6'2").

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1) Found the clutch to be quite hard compared to SX4 (ZXi). The executive said this is since it was a test car.
2) Brakes not as effective as our SX4 or Punto. But still good. Much better than the Sunny we had tested 6 months back.

4) Rear aircon really blocking 5th passenger legroom.

Liked the car quite a lot but probably won't think of it over a sedan.
7. I am 6'2" too but found the back seat leg room to be really low with my dad (5'11") in a comfortable driving position for him.

1. I too found the clutch hard - but liveable.
2. Brakes OK - better than XUV, for example.
4. Yes, it is really a 4 seater, not 5.
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Confirmed news, Renault has terminated dealership with Austin Motors(Renault Austin), kolkata due to malpractices in car allocation and prices.
Unconfirmed reports of the dealership going to Dulichand Motors on EM bypass.
Duster owners from Kolkata, please refrain from servicing you car at the same delearship.
Potential buyers and customers with bookings, please call up Renault directly for more information.
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Confirmed news, Renault has terminated dealership with Austin Motors(Renault Austin), kolkata due to malpractices in car allocation and prices.
Was this as a part of customer feedback that they realised this issue ? If yes, then very good.
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Was this as a part of customer feedback that they realised this issue ? If yes, then very good.
Could be. I was having a problem with my dealer and sent in an email complaint to Renault, India. They called me back promptly and obtained details and said they would discuss with the dealer. Next day the dealer sent me an email stating they have resolved my issue.
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Could be. I was having a problem with my dealer and sent in an email complaint to Renault, India. They called me back promptly and obtained details and said they would discuss with the dealer. Next day the dealer sent me an email stating they have resolved my issue.
Are you referring to the dealer in Bangalore? (Since I see your location states as Bangalore). If thats the case, as per what I have seen, the dealer seems to be quite prompt. But of course we do need to do that regular follow-up too.
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The dealer I was having problems with is in Kochi. My visit to the dealer in Bangalore for a test drive was pleasant.
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Confirmed news, Renault has terminated dealership with Austin Motors(Renault Austin), kolkata due to malpractices in car allocation and prices.
Nice move by Renault. Dealers are directly connected with end-users, having good and honest dealers are very important for any OEMs. Renault should learn from alliance partner Nissan's experience. Even, Chennai dealer is not so good, they do lot of malpractices, I had experienced it personally. Having the best car is not enough, the customer service should be taken care otherwise, it is opportunity lost for the new comer.

As a customer, I appreciate Renault's moves to address the issues raised in Team-bhp. I believe my Duster will be taken care by car manufacturer.
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How much do they charge for this service?
My Friday's appt got pushed to April as this was a year end and many cars to deliver it seems :(
Sorry for the late reply. They did not charge, though they told me that Rs. 250 was applicable. They dropped my car 50 KMs away (maraimalainagar/mahindra world city) from service center.
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A quick question. How good is the jack which comes along with Duster? Is there a better after market product which should be considered? Would appreciate any suggestions. Tnx n cheers
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