What used Dacia Duster 4x4 will I get for my budget?
Prices for a high mileage Duster, one of the first from 2013, start at around £3500 to £4000. Shop for an average mileage example with a full service history and you’ll need to spend around £5000, still amazingly cheap for a car of that size and age. These are mostly diesel-engined cars, as they are the bigger sellers, and make the most sense in the utilitarian Duster. Up the wedge to between £6000 and £8000 and you can pick and choose from a number of 2014 and 2015 models in differing specs, but all with an average mileage, full history and bought from an independent or franchised dealer. You'll need around £8000 to secure a good 2016 model, and between £9000 and £10,000 for a 2017 car. Dusters hold their value well so expect to pay as much as £11,000 to £12,000 for a 2018 car.
How much does it cost to run a Dacia Duster 4x4?
The diesel-engined 1.5 dCi 110 version is the most economical, and running costs are low if you avoid the thirsty petrol-engined versions. The diesel is reasonably efficient and should average around 50mpg if driven carefully – its average claimed fuel consumption figure is 64.2mpg in the smaller wheeled models. Four-wheel-drive models are considerably more expensive to buy both new and used, and also bring higher fuel and, if registered before the tax changes of April 2017 came into effect, tax costs.
Those tax changes meant that annual car tax (VED) was charged at a flat rate from April 2017, rather than based on CO2 emissions, and that rate is currently £140 a year. The Duster boasts particularly competitive insurance group ratings which, again, help to keep running costs down. All in all, the Duster is among the cheapest cars to own in its class.
Dacia offers servicing plans for any Dacia model between one and 10 years of age called ‘Service Loyalty Packs’. They are supposed to cover your Dacia for a set number of services or miles, whichever comes soonest. But they seem quite expensive for what they are.