Which used Dacia Duster 4x4 should I buy?
We would probably dismiss the two petrol-engined options, unless you are very against the idea of a diesel-powered car. They aren’t very economical and they certainly don’t offer the Duster much in the way of performance or refinement. We’d go for the 1.5 dCi 110 diesel, which is frugal but does make a lot of noise and can send vibrations through the wheel and pedals.
Ambiance is the trim we’d choose; the entry-level Access is a little too stingy for our liking. Upgrading gets you a radio for starters, plus Bluetooth, a tyre-pressure monitor and electric front windows. Facelifted Ambiance cars added air-conditioning to this list and a DAB radio.
Laureate was the only version to get air-conditioning as standard from launch. It also gives you electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, cruise control, trip computer, height adjustable driver’s seat and rear electric windows. Alloys were an option, as was the 7.0in touchscreen navigation system. Unless you really want a Duster with all this stuff, you might as well stick with Ambiance.
Our favourite Dacia Duster: 1.5 dCi Ambiance