Renault Duster.. Or rather what I saw of it...

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    First entry to the Dealership

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    The Mayhem..


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  2. RajaPraveen

    RajaPraveen Black Jeebus Staff Member

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    Interesting vehicle.
     
  3. Luciffer

    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    Wow... serious vehicle...
    From what I can tell.. more like a crossover (part SUV / part Car) :)
    Subaru has some interesting ones (crossovers).. but haven't seen them in India :(

    Lots of trunk space for my fans tho.. I likey :)
     
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    JD666 Looking at the crowd, it seems the vehicle was being handed out for free! :p

    Also, any more pics of the PYTs there? ;)

    I need someone to TD the new Captiva 2.2 AT for me. The dealer here does not have any idea if he can let me have a dekho :(
     
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  5. vasishta.sushant

    vasishta.sushant Some title...

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    I am feeling so bad here that got my FIGO a little while back. I should have waited (and increased my budget) to get this one. I really am liking this particular segment.

    The interior build quality doesn't look as good though. Will look forward to have more details here.
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Aggressive styling .. me likey too ..
    Looks more expensive than it is .. :D

    JD666 looks like it could have managed some off-roading with a better suspension & turbos :D ... sadly no 4x4.

    I'm impressed by rear styling ..
     
  7. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Trust me, this car is win win. And anyone with a 8-11 Lakh budget has to consider it!!!

    Ahh you noticed the first pic... Though not intended in that way, but there were so many there, it had to come in the frame!
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    The issue is that 95% of people dont take their SUVs off road, thats why XUV is a hit, or a RWD scorpio, or for that matter TATA had to sell a cheaper 4x2 version of Safari. The CRV and other "soft offroaders" are a testament to this concept.

    This is bang on in Scorprio/Safari territory.

    What it does not offer is the same space/seating capacity.

    What it does offer is reliability, refinement and great performance.
     
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    Yes, I am attracted to legs, be it chicken legs or chick legs.
     
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    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    wat was bhabhi's number again ?
     
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    Nucleus RAID Rookie

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    Does this compare in any way to the Ford Ecosport?
     
  11. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    I just came back from the viewing here at my place of the said vehicle
    the price is good, the FE is very good but only till the lowest models !!!
    the top model.. is a NO GO !

    will be posting more of what I saw and will share pics of the .. same.
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    Ford Ecosport is a no comparo.. this is 300 mm bigger than that !!
     
  12. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Sorry dint reply here earlier -





    For your requirements, this vehicle is win. ( 2 to seat, driver to drive, A/C in the back, and tons of space, and the status to flaunt! :p


    This is bigger than Eco sport, and squatter. To put it into perspective, its only about as tall as a Tata Nano. The Ecosport is taller, shorter and has lesser overhang.

    Also this is around 1310 kgs, so it would be heavier than the Eco sport.



    There is a 4x4 version sold abroad, but the same is not on offer in India.

    According to what the people at the showroom were saying, that the max bookings they are looking at/getting are for the middle model of the lower diesel ( 85 bhp, 9 lakhs ex-showroom ), and for the top diesel top model ( 110 bhp, 11Lakhs ex show room ).

    Rather than having a more powerful engine, they are going for the feature packed, lesser powerful diesel.
     
  13. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    But the plastic quality and the interior is bland and sub standard to say the least, now I will have to drive it to see if what a friend told me is true, the turbo comes on @2500 so this needs a lot of gear changes and he said that it basically makes it an effort to drive..
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Waiting for a TD myself... but supposedly autocar tested this and found that this is faster than XUV500 even in in 20-80 in 3rd and 40-100 in 4th!!! 0-100 around 12 seconds!! ( top model diesel )
     
  15. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    ^^ Yes, but that is no comparison..
    wait let me tell you what I want to say..
    the top model of duster is app 13.69 ex showroom !! ( that too without all disc brakes and no climate control a/c)
    the lowest model of xuv 500 is around 13.5 !!! that is a better engine, lots of power.. !! which starts at really low revs.. better quality and all the bells and whistles that you won't get in the duster..

    the lowest model and the middle model might be a good idea but the top model is a no go !
    its not even a 5 seater !!!
     
  16. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    Here see the point I was making about the stuff I was saying !

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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    interiors are not really good? looks like an inexpensive one.
     
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    this car is already creating migranes for the competition
     
  19. umeshgogna

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    Bad car at very bad price. Only 85bhp lowest variant VFM for a new crossover. I'll prefer i20 top model then Duster. Better leg space and much better quality. My opinion: initial hype for a new car.
    Wait for Ford ecosport and Safari storm.
     
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    i saw this too in chennai in mall but my PG roomie works in a company which makes parts for this vehicle .. He told me insider details about production about Duster..
     

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