Wherever you look, there’s no escaping the fact that the Duster appears to be built to a low price. It lacks many of the cosmetic touches we’ve come to expect from modern cars. The plastics look unappealing, the carpets are insubstantial and the trim is, frankly, rather low rent.
The switchgear is also dated, and feels unsophisticated to use, too. Much of it comes from long-defunct Renault models so it’s no surprise that, in many ways, the Duster feels like a car at least 10 years behind the times.
If you can look beyond all that, however, the Duster does at least feel solidly screwed together and sturdy. In fact, this is a car that’s sold globally and is built to withstand tough treatment in countries where roads are nowhere near as well surfaced as those in the UK.
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