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Old 5th December 2012, 00:38   #76
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Didnt hear that one. And how insane would that be? Would the insurance companies lobby allow such a thing?
I don't think the insurance companies would care if the government collects diesel tax during the insurance renewal. Reason: No insurance company will lose business. On the other hand, the major diesel car manufacturers may lobby. If the diesel tax is too high, consumers may move to petrol.

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I am reading your wonderful review in installments! I noticed this one "The BTS control does not let you change channels or tracks, you need go to the main unit to do so.". There is a small wheel on the back side of the steering mounted volume control, scroll the wheel and tracks can be changed. I find it very convenient.

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One of the most comprehensive reviews in team-bhp. Congrats.

Btw, one very small doubt. Is the space at the back enough to accommodate an optional seat by anyway?
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I booked RXL85ps today and started waiting for delivery with my fingers crossed.
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Hi Suchit, excellent write up and a boiling thread.
What happened to the cloth like thing that came out after the underneath scraping?
Did you visit the service station for it?
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I just came across this thread. Great review Suchit! Well deserved 5* for all the work put in to describe your thoughts so lucidly. Keen sense of observation there!

Some points on your comments -

- The headlight adjustment is indeed cable operated (sort of 'string-on-a pulley' as you described the feel)

- The radio should re-start at the last selected volume level (as it does in my Duster). If not and if its auto-setting to a high level of 16, I guess its a fault.

- The front door pockets can hold 'Pearlpet' water bottles - two on each side. I had put a post earlier with pics in the Duster offical review thread. Each bottle holds between 750 ml to 1 litre - so that's almost four litres of water on-board, stored appropriately in the front door pockets

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Suchit, just reread your thread and found a couple of points.

1. BT switches off after you remove the key. How about if you just turn the ignition off? Does it turn off or go off then on and reconnect? I'm asking cause in my humble Figo, Ford have taken care of this. If your on a call and you reach your destination, not only can you turn off the car but you can remove the key completely! It will not disconnect the call. The unit will remain on till you finish the call or for a period of one hour. Once your done with the call, the HU still remains on for a period of 15mins after which it turns itself off. Very useful and very clever.

2. Headlight leveling switch. Looking at the pic from official review it seems that your knob is misaligned. The white line and the knob vertical position match up. You should get this fixed.
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Oh-my-God! Now that is one hell of a review!
Thank you very much!!!

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Hi Suchit, indeed a very detailed , in the face review of Dusty, hats off to your patience and for the level of detail you have gone to. Going though this made me feel that I had owned a Duster for a year. Brilliant!!
Thank you, thats a great compliment!

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This is a wonderful review, one of the best; detailed and well laid out that I have read in recent times.
A bit disappointed that we have only a 5 star rating and no 7 star for your thread. Probably you can look at a career in auto journalism over the years
Thank you sir, if not a career I think I will write more to at least de-stress myself.

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There is a small wheel on the back side of the steering mounted volume control, scroll the wheel and tracks can be changed. I find it very convenient.
Yes, other people already blasted me for that oversight. I am now using it. Its great for media and CD player but not so great for Radio as it actually seeks to the next station instead of just jumping there.

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One of the most comprehensive reviews in team-bhp. Congrats.

Btw, one very small doubt. Is the space at the back enough to accommodate an optional seat by anyway?
Thank you, I would say NO for a short answer because A) The height is not enough for a person to sit there B) Even one seat will severely compromise on the luggage space, forget about 2 seats.

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Hi Suchit, excellent write up and a boiling thread.
What happened to the cloth like thing that came out after the underneath scraping?
Did you visit the service station for it?
Only today I was at the dealer for fixing the bluetooth issue and got that cloth thing checked. They said there is no way to fix it back as any gum etc. will not hold for long in the dusty area. So they provided a simple solution. Using a cutting edge equipment called scissors they cut it off

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I just came across this thread. Great review Suchit! Well deserved 5* for all the work put in to describe your thoughts so lucidly. Keen sense of observation there!

Some points on your comments -

- The headlight adjustment is indeed cable operated (sort of 'string-on-a pulley' as you described the feel)

- The radio should re-start at the last selected volume level (as it does in my Duster). If not and if its auto-setting to a high level of 16, I guess its a fault.

- The front door pockets can hold 'Pearlpet' water bottles - two on each side. I had put a post earlier with pics in the Duster offical review thread. Each bottle holds between 750 ml to 1 litre - so that's almost four litres of water on-board, stored appropriately in the front door pockets
Thank you.

1. Really, thats so weird, even my i10 had an electrical setup I am sure.

2. No, I am sure it starts back at 16. Today they patched my HU, I will see if it has made any changes. I am not hoping it will as it even failed to address the primary issue.

3. Yes, I had seen your post and am using the practice as well!

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Suchit, just reread your thread and found a couple of points.

1. BT switches off after you remove the key. How about if you just turn the ignition off? Does it turn off or go off then on and reconnect? I'm asking cause in my humble Figo, Ford have taken care of this. If your on a call and you reach your destination, not only can you turn off the car but you can remove the key completely! It will not disconnect the call. The unit will remain on till you finish the call or for a period of one hour. Once your done with the call, the HU still remains on for a period of 15mins after which it turns itself off. Very useful and very clever.

2. Headlight leveling switch. Looking at the pic from official review it seems that your knob is misaligned. The white line and the knob vertical position match up. You should get this fixed.
Vid - First off, thanks a lot for re-reading my review. Thats a great compliment again !

1. No dice, it gets disconnected even if you just turn off the ignition but then again it comes back alive, re-connects and audio comes to the phone again automatically. But the gap is very irritating. Its great to hear that Figo has such a feature.

2. Co-incidentally I saw your post while going to the dealer and I checked the display vehicle, even that had it misaligned just like me. So I decided to bother them about that in the second service.
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Here is wishing everyone a happy and high-rev new year. I am back after a break have to catch up with all threads soon. Wanted to upload a pic of the TBHP keyring now incorporated to my Dusty key
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Any update on changing the HU to fix the Bluetooth problem of echo etc?

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Any update on changing the HU to fix the Bluetooth problem of echo etc?

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Hey long time back I got the patch but it didn't really solve the problem fully. Only slight improvement. They don't have a real solution yet. I had updated the Duster thread. Hope by the time I go in for the second service they have some good solution.
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Hey long time back I got the patch but it didn't really solve the problem fully. Only slight improvement. They don't have a real solution yet. I had updated the Duster thread. Hope by the time I go in for the second service they have some good solution.
From the other threads it looks like renault has launched a new head unit with inbuilt gps for top end model. Perhaps work out a compromise with them for replacing this. This model may not have any Bluetooth issues and you would get sat Nav for a little more.

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From the other threads it looks like renault has launched a new head unit with inbuilt gps for top end model. Perhaps work out a compromise with them for replacing this. This model may not have any Bluetooth issues and you would get sat Nav for a little more.
Renault has not mentioned this on the website. The specification page still lists the music system as:
"Integrated 2DIN Audio (CD/MP3/AM/FM) with USB, Aux-in & Bluetooth + 4 speakers"

So looks like Renault just wanted the extra money, and have not made any kind of technical change.
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Renault has not mentioned this on the website. The specification page still lists the music system as:
"Integrated 2DIN Audio (CD/MP3/AM/FM) with USB, Aux-in & Bluetooth + 4 speakers"

So looks like Renault just wanted the extra money, and have not made any kind of technical change.
The specification page may not have been updated. Many times price list is updated first and the website takes time to be updated. I got it from the latest price list in Bangalore. It mentions in dash navigation.
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wonderful writing !! liked it.

also, loved what you wrote about three incidents, where strangers, including people who talk different language took effort to find you and acknowledged your car !! that is a wonderful feel
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Thank you Suchit23. We booked the Duster on Sat !! And, yes, i called Tejus, in the number that you shared. And you are right, he is good and was very helpful.

Thanks a TON !!!

ps : Apart from Tejus, i interacted with two other sales people, in the same showroom, during the last one week, and i must say, those two ppl need to learn a LOT. The first person talk with you like a river, and if you stop him, he has to start from the very beginning..poor chap. and he was not able to answer all my questions. then he put me to another person, and he was okey but not so good. i asked him what is the waiting period, in the best case and worst case. he told me 1 month, best case and in the worst case, 2 month. but when i was about to pay the cash, he told me it is 3 months! also, he was not 100% aware of the differences, between 85 and 110 models.

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