Product Review – Dacia Duster
If you’re looking for a reliable and sturdy family-friendly car that won’t go over budget then you may want to consider the Dacia Duster – trust me, it ticks all of the boxes. It’s been hailed as “shockingly affordable” by Dacia, a statement which cannot be argued with when you hear how little it’s advertised for – you can get your hands on a brand new Dacia Duster from just £9,495. If you’re looking for something to compare it with, a Nissan Qashqai will set you back nearly half as much again. Not only that, but with the Duster, you’ll get a lot more space for your money, both inside the car and the boot – I’d say that’s more than shocking.
Of course, you can expect to have to compromise a little in some areas; after all, Dacia doesn’t want to just give cars away. The idea behind the Dacia models is that you pay for the proven reliability of Renault parts, along with a spacious and fuss-free vehicle – that does however mean that the cars can be a little basic.
This aspect ensures however that you’re only paying for the components that you want in your car. So if you’re mad about air con, a good stereo, and Bluetooth, you’ll have to pay a little extra. It does mean though that if you’re not so hot about certain elements, that you’re not having to pay for the benefit – ideal for cash-counting new families.
Capable of reaching 0-62mph in 11.5 seconds and with a maximum speed of 103mph, the Duster is not the most powerful car in existence, but when you consider the price, I think you’ll agree that it makes up for it. And, really, if you’re going to have little ones on board while you’re driving, safety and reliability, along with price, are for more important factors.
This five-seater offers ample space, so whether you’ve got more than one child, or you find that the pram, wash bag and other baby paraphernalia takes up more room than you expected, you can rest assured that you’ll fit it all in easily.
So as you can see, the Dacia Duster is a trustworthy model that you can rely on without worrying that something will go wrong – oh and did I mention that it’s great value for money? Shocking, I know.