Renault Duster (third report)

    Third report: It’s become the de facto long-distance car in our long-term fleet. But when it’s off the road, things aren’t as rosy.

    Published on Jul 15, 2013 11:38:00 PM


    Make : Renault
    Model : Duster
    Our Car of the Year, the Duster, has been with us for seven months now, and though I’d driven it I’d never really had the chance to take it for a long drive. There’s really nothing like a long drive in a car to really get to know just where its strengths and weaknesses lie. So when the chance came to take my parents up to Lavasa for their anniversary in the Duster, I jumped at it. It was perfect; my mom has a very weak back and the Duster has a really comfortable ride. 
    So, keys in hand, I set out on the long 200km drive. As expected, mom was really comfortable and even commented on the lovely ride of the Renault. Of course, she didn’t care that it handled really well too. Every time I’d get into something of a rhythm and build up some speed, I’d hear a firm “slow down” from the back. 
    Above : Awkwardly placed wing mirror control (found under the hand brake). YOu hvae to keep the handbrake up to use it.

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