For The Dacia Duster is a lot of car for the money, with a spacious cabin and a big boot. The entry-level price is staggeringly low.
Against The Dacia Duster's refinement and handling are disappointing, it has a low NCAP safety rating and basic models are desperately short on equipment.
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You can't buy a bigger new car for the money, but the Dacia Duster is a bit too rough and ready.
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There are 6 Dacia Duster versions available
Target Price team says:
The Duster’s chief attraction is its low price – it undercuts the similarly sized Nissan Qashqai by thousands – but we wouldn’t recommend the cheapest version; you don’t even get a radio, for example. In fact, the list prices are so cheap that it arguably makes sense to buy the dearest model – which is still far cheaper than the cheapest Nissan Qashqai.
Part of the Dacia’s attraction will also be its simple buying process: you can’t haggle on the fixed prices, and there’s a very simple list of options/accessories.
Reader test team says:
Don't believe all you read about "The Duster" my opinion of this car is as good as it gets, it really is on the money, although its very early doors…
We test drove a diesel version but ordered a petrol 4x4 and have regretted it since taking ownership. The petrol lacks power to give any sort of…
The car I own does have the ability to fold the rear seats completly flat but re arranging the seat belt buckles afterwards is very difficult, the…