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Old 7th October 2014, 19:51   #4426
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2. Smoking Duster
I just observed, our crome-tipped exhaust has blackened at the bottom part.
So, I checked & observed - while it is pulled away (not from stand still), but after a speed-breaker, it spews almost a smallish (1 cu. ft.) cloud of smoke :(
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Does this "smoking" call for a service visit?
It could be normal as the driver would have stepped on the pedal after the speed breaker. The RPM shoots up quickly specially in 1st gear and reverse.

It happens even on brand new Dusters. But as you mention the smoke is not continuous. It is a burst of black smoke.
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I have 2 things to share:

1. Low FE @ MID:
Cosider this scenario:
If you reset the trip & start with bumper to bumper traffic, steep uphill, heavy foot AND/OR lot of idling, you will start the FE in MID as low as 8~12 kmpl.
Then you drive for 10 kms in above conditions.
Later, even if you drive in best of the conditions for next 10 kms, your FE is still going to be like 15~16 kmpl.

You will only get a true-picture if you drive like 100+kms or so after trip reset. (as the FE will be a average of fuel used over those many kms)
So - frequent resets could give skewed results.

Yes, as stated above, I have found the FE @ MID pretty accurate.
We can check kms covered over fuel consumed! - for comparison with MID indication. (with calculating exact fuel used - as given below)


2. Since we know, how to check fuel in tank:
Checking fuel in Duster tank (Renault Duster : Official Review)



I typically check fuel in tank before I go to refuel.
Say if it is 11L, & I have to drive 15kms to get to the bunk, I plan to fill in exactly 40L.
Easy to cross check after refuel also! (limits the chances of short-fueling tricks too)

Ace.
You are right. After filling fuel and resetting the trip meter, I have done 5-6 short trips of 3-6 kms each through some bad roads with heavy traffic and the FE reported by MID was 8kmpl. It has since then steadily increased and as of today evening it is 13.5kmpl (after covering 120 odd kms total).
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Hi! fellow BHPians looking for some advice as this is my first new car purchase.
I am ready to buy a new Renault Duster RxL+. The On road pricing in the Proforma Invoice form is Rs 11,72,472.
The breakup is as follows:
Ex showroom ---------->9,99,000
Life Tax 12%----------->1,20,380
Insurance ------------->35,692
Handling charges------->9,900
Standard Accessories--->4,000
Permanent Registration-->3,500
Total------------------->11,72,472

The only discount i have been offered is Rs 4,000 worth of standard accessories free from the dealer and on further bargaining he offered another Rs. 10,000 worth of additional accessories free. The SA was unwilling to negotiate on insurance.

Any discounts and offers that i am unaware of? Is this a good time to buy OR should I wait till year end?


Thanks a lot in advance
Are u not being given a flat 30000 rs discount ! Is it only in this side of the country ?? I also haggled out a good discount on my RXL PLUS DIESEL , approx 17000 on insurance and zero dep and also a 2500 rs discount on the rear sensors..(in Ghaziabad)
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There is a "free trip to Thailand" offer ALSO alongside these discounts ,, but it is an eyewash since you have to pay some 20-30000 in taxes levies etc.
You might get a discount at the year end because dealers try to get rid of "previous" years pieces(because they depreciate in the new year), But then this discount would have gone . If you can , then wait longer .. A facelift is due in mid 2015 (but not before that).
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Has anyone tried this armrest from renaultpartsdirect.co.uk??
http://renaultpartsdirect.co.uk/prod...-Armrest-.html
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Has anyone tried this armrest from renaultpartsdirect.co.uk??
http://renaultpartsdirect.co.uk/prod...-Armrest-.html
Looks good, but £112.00 for a piece is not a small amount

The only grouse I have with the universal arm rest from ebay and others is that they press into the seat belt locks which is a bit inconvenient to use.
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Are u not being given a flat 30000 rs discount ! Is it only in this side of the country ?? I also haggled out a good discount on my RXL PLUS DIESEL , approx 17000 on insurance and zero dep and also a 2500 rs discount on the rear sensors..(in Ghaziabad)
Thanks for the reply, I was not informed of any discounts of such from the SA, will be of great help if you could tell me what was the discount named/called.
The SA was not willing to budge on the insurance and i was pushing him to waive the insurance. He was not willing to offer me a reduced price or a discount on the on road price, his reason was that the RxL+ model was already discounted to bring it down under the 10 lacs segment.
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Allidsrused

Current available offer on Duster is given on following link :

http://renault.co.in/Dusteroffers.html

Following are the terms and conditions of Duster Offers :

Special All India price of Rs.9.19 Lakh, Rs.9.99 Lakh & Rs.10.99 Lakh on 85 PS RxL, 85 PS RxL Plus & 110 PS Adventure edition is applicable for deliveries by 31st October 2014. Exciting offers on other Duster variants also available.


*Free Gold Coin is applicable for all variants on bookings done till 21st October 2014 and deliveries until 31st October 2014


*Accessories shown may not be a part of standard fittment.

^^Warranty coverage 2+2 years / 80,000 km. from the date of invoice (whichever is earlier).

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Thanks for the reply, I was not informed of any discounts of such from the SA, will be of great help if you could tell me what was the discount named/called.
The SA was not willing to budge on the insurance and i was pushing him to waive the insurance. He was not willing to offer me a reduced price or a discount on the on road price, his reason was that the RxL+ model was already discounted to bring it down under the 10 lacs segment.
It's good u waited..
see today's Hindustan times, for new Diwali offer from Renault.
Neither is the RXL PLUS discontinued, neither is it "ALREADY"discounted,
Big discounts available now ... (Grr I feel shortchanged !!!! )
MEra wala offer is no more available now... So does not matter.
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Just tell the SA firmly .. That you will not take insurance from them. That's it. Then wait for a few days.. U will get a call back..
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It's good u waited..
see today's Hindustan times, for new Diwali offer from Renault.
Neither is the RXL PLUS discontinued, neither is it "ALREADY"discounted,
Big discounts available now ... (Grr I feel shortchanged !!!! )
MEra wala offer is no more available now... So does not matter.
It would be of great help to me if you could post the pic/image of the above said ad in the Hindustan Times paper.
Thanks in advance
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Has anyone tried this armrest from renaultpartsdirect.co.uk??
http://renaultpartsdirect.co.uk/prod...-Armrest-.html
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Looks good, but £112.00 for a piece is not a small amount

The only grouse I have with the universal arm rest from ebay and others is that they press into the seat belt locks which is a bit inconvenient to use.
Available on ebay.co.uk for approx 40 pounds

An example:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Armrest-Sp...item258d6a8f32
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Has anyone seen the Special edition: "DUSTER ADVENTURE"? There was an AD in Deccan Chronicle yesterday. Any idea about the differences between the standard DUSTER and DUSTER ADVENTURE?
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It would be of great help to me if you could post the pic/image of the above said ad in the Hindustan Times paper.
Thanks in advance
It's in today's Times of India also...
Sorry , but will try to take a snap of the ads if I can and post..
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Just back from a 3300 km trip to North India with my new Duster 85ps. I realised that while I actually bought 204 litres of diesel (full tank to full tank), according to my trip meter I had consumed 180 litres. This could mean either the trip computer is off the mark or a few pumps gave me less fuel than they billed for. Or a combination of both.

Some friends say their trip computers are about ten per cent off. Has anyone here done a cross check on their Duster trip computer? If yes, what is the finding please?
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