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Old 22nd January 2020, 19:04   #31
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Interesting to see much of hatred towards an enthusiasts car, especially from an enthusiasts community. The magic carpet ride and super-solid handling is nothing less than an engineering masterpiece that others were not able to get right even after 10 years the Duster came in to the international market.

Having two in the garage, a 85ps variant and AWD (touchwood, with 2.2 lac plus combined mileage), let me tell you from my personal experience that there's nothing more satisfying than going from point A to point B in utmost comfort; the highly engaging driving experience is an icing on the cake. I also own a super reliable new Maruti Swift (a 2 star tin can with 9 lac price tag) that has left me and my wife stranded on the road due to AMT failure. I had a reliable Hyundai Accent (a fuel guzzler with silly road manners and power only on papers) that had clutch failures multiple times and needed front shock replacements twice, before I got rid of it after tolerating it for 80,000 km.

In the 85ps guise, Duster is easily as reliable as any of the Japanese. We've seen a few cases of injector failures of 110ps in the forum. But for a car that sold well over 2 lac units (not including the cousin, Terrano) , do we have a statistically significant number to call it so unreliable ?
Well said. The issues are blown out of proportion. My AWD has done 63k and never let me down. Its rattlefree and drives like new. The magic carpet ride is bonus.
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Ageing model, no surprise. Some fading and ageing actors begin their resurrection with lesser dresses and so this is not new. Fading Western pop stars release their "Greatest Hits" albums to get back into the pop charts.

And car makers slash prices of dated models ! Not sure whether all these marketing strategies help.

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The AWD also gets a substantial price drop and was offered to me with almost 1.2lac off the sticker price that too over the phone. I had already dropped the AWD from my list of potential candidates long ago. The reason for dropping it was that it aged and not as gracefully as say a Gypsy would have.
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