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.
You can't buy a bigger new car for the money, but the Dacia Duster is a bit too rough and ready. By Steve Huntingford
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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.
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…