Drives: Toyota Hiace
“I’ve just retired, so I want a car to replace my commercial van.
“I need something that’s fairly high up, so that it’s easy to get into. I also need a steering wheel that adjusts up and down and a driver’s seat that can be jacked right up, because I’m short. The Duster meets all of those requirements.
“I’m pleased that the seatbelt adjusts for height on all versions of the Duster. It’s a worry for me, because I once dislocated a vertebra when I had an accident in a van that didn’t have an adjustable seatbelt.
“The Duster’s seats are very comfortable; I feel like you could sit in there for hours and not get back or leg ache.
“It’s good that the Duster is available with front and rear parking sensors, and even a rear-view camera, because that makes parking so much easier. Dacia has also added blindspot monitoring, which is fantastic.
“It may be a very common feature now, but I’ve never had cruise control or a speed limiter, and the Duster offers both.
“I’ve also never had a car with a touchscreen, and although I’d have to learn how to use it, the Duster’s seems fairly simple.”