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Old 25th October 2016, 15:56   #601
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Amazing video. TFS. This looks like a non-AWD vehicle but looks like even the non-AWD can get out of such tricky situations - Either that or these guys are incredibly daring.

I would not take a 2WD vehicle to such places.
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Sharing video of my latest drive over the beaches of Chirala,AP. If you are from Hyderabad, I would suggest this place as a good destination for your family and to take your duster for a spin.

At one point of time it did get stuck in the soft sand. But we were able to puli it out in reverse.

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Visited Renault service centre yesterday for 20k service.
Total service cost came to 6.8k. Opted for mineral oil.
Overall experience was good.
As part of winter camp they are distributing small token gifts to customers.

Our dusty awd is now 1yr 3mths old. It has been hassle free experience so far. Its a reliable machine with predictable on road behavior.

Total of two niggles faced during the ownership:
- Media NAV was replaced under warranty first week after delivery
- Fuel gauge was playing up earlier this year which was promptly fixed
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Hi, I'm looking to buy AWD RXZ - probably the adventure edition. 17.45 L OTR in karnataka - absolutely NO DISCOUNT , unlike RXZ AWD, which has 50k discount.

Do you guys feel that Adventure edition is worth the extra price? It has body plastic cladding, which is useful, additional fog, which may also be useful. Rest is almost similar.

Also, has any one financed their vehicle from Renault? any idea if they're giving the 8.99% interest on the above versions? Had been to showroom, but couldn't meet the finance guys.
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Hi, I'm looking to buy AWD RXZ - probably the adventure edition. 17.45 L OTR in karnataka - absolutely NO DISCOUNT , unlike RXZ AWD, which has 50k discount.
Dear a_bharadwaj,

I hope you decide fast. Looking forward to your review.

By the way, I think there is a small typo. I have marked it in bold. Please do not take offense - it can happen to anyone. I request you to correct it - or write to some MOD to correct it.

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Dear a_bharadwaj,

I hope you decide fast. Looking forward to your review.

By the way, I think there is a small typo. I have marked it in bold. Please do not take offense - it can happen to anyone. I request you to correct it - or write to some MOD to correct it.

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I presume what Bharadwaj meant is AWD RxZ Adventure edition has no discounts and AWD RxZ has Rs 50000 discount.
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Dear a_bharadwaj,

I hope you decide fast. Looking forward to your review.

By the way, I think there is a small typo.

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I actually meant I'm looking to buy the RXZ AWD - Adventure edition. This Adventure edition doesn't have discount, unlike the regular RXZ AWD. My BAD
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I actually meant I'm looking to buy the RXZ AWD - Adventure edition. This Adventure edition doesn't have discount, unlike the regular RXZ AWD. My BAD
I have also shortlisted Amazon green Awd RXZ regular model. But I think it will be worth waiting another 15 days as discounts in December will be more and who knows maybe Renault starts offering discount on Adventure series as well to clear stocks.
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Guys, I have a problem and hope I can find some help.

Mine is a 110 Rxz of 2013 make. With 30000 km on the odo, we were thoroughly enjoying the car.

But last week on a standard long drive from Coonoor to Bangalore, the engine stop warning light and the heating element light came on with a very perceptible drop in performance and gruff engine with palpable vibrations, beyond 80 kph.

We pulled up and called Renault Roadside Assistance. We were decently attended to, at that late hour, though our trip was bust. Since the car was under warranty, I was not troubled by the financial implications. Three days later, the car was brought back. The SA informed me that the engine stop light came on just on their first test drive and on subsequent rides, the vehicle was normal!!

He informed me that they had cleaned all sensors and that should keep the problem from recurring. I acknowledged, however was not fully convinced.

You see, The same problem had happened within a year of ownership (one and a half years back), on a short trip close to home. At that time I was informed that one of the injectors failed and they had replaced it. Hence my doubts this time.

My fears were proven right when this week on another road trip to Kerala, the problem resurfaced. Again Renault roadside assistance did a decent job.

The vehicle is at the service station now and the SA has informed me that an injector has failed (a different one this time), and Renault has approved replacement of the injector under warranty.

He blamed it on bad fuel. I pointed out that refueling was always done at reputable outlets where my other cars also refueled. His classic reply was that Renaults were more sensitive to bad fuel unlike cars by other manufacturers!!! At that point, I knew that there was no logic in trying to figure out what went wrong, with this guy.

Could there be a problem with a particular batch of injectors, the batch invloving my car(However, sifting through the forums I could not find any complaint of this sort, except one other instance, were the lights went away by themselves after a little while.)?

If so, can I / should I ask Renault to change the other two injectors (I know that Renault are not obligated to do that, other than as a goodwill gesture)?

Please suggest guys, as my confidence to do the next road trip in January, has been shaken badly. Thanks in advance.

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He blamed it on bad fuel. I pointed out that refueling was always done at reputable outlets where my other cars also refueled. His classic reply was that Renaults were more sensitive to bad fuel unlike cars by other manufacturers!!! At that point, I knew that there was no logic in trying to figure out what went wrong, with this guy.
Classic Honda. This is what Honda used to say when they didn't have diesel cars in their portfolio in India. And if I had to buy a diesel, it won't be from Honda, a petrol, a Honda should be it.
More dope http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...rolocking.html (Design Flaw with Honda i-DTEC in Amaze & City: Susceptibility to Hydrolocking)
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If so, can I / should I ask Renault to change the other two injectors (I know that Renault are not obligated to do that, other than as a goodwill gesture)?
You may write to Renault customer care and ideally they should acknowledge this concern and do the swap. One can't really rule out this.

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Apart from filling from a reputable pump, you may add some additives in the tank and for a change [I don't know if you practice this] don't let the fuel gauge go low for a fill-up. Ideally, I would fill up at 1/3rd of fuel is in tank rather than 1/4th.
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I have an December 2015 AWD Duster and have completed 21800 km. I had the engine warning light along with the emission sensor and Renault replaced the sensor. Did not have this problem afterwards. I don't think that Duster is very sensitive to quality of Diesel used since I have filled up from many roadside pumps in Kerala, TN, Karnataka, Pondicherry and Goa. Never had a problem about after filling. The fuel gauge indicator used play funny showing near empty after filling up, but Renault ASS has solved that problem too.
But with the Duster, you never know what problem will turn up next. While the going is good, it is a marvelous vehicle.
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