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#41
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Still rude.

I don't ramble, but then I don;'t see the point of one line irrelevances either. And my comments are true to me and it appears, to others, and also the result of my driving experience even if it was a short one. I am perfectly aware of the price differentials, as I have made clear, but the driving characterisatics, and the fun factor in the driving experience also matter to me. You see, for less money than the Laureate I could have a better equipped TA Panda Trekking with loads fo feedback through steering that is half as quick again as the Duster's with a similar turning circle, and decent acceleration from standstill. A car that puts a smile on your face from the off. See - no need for an X3!

And you need to know that I'm no Hobbit and find the driving positon in the Panda ideal. The rear seats are cramped I agree, but then I don't need them often anyway. Always compromises.

Once I've driven the Duster 2x4 I might change my opinion, it has different gear ratios and is quicker and more economical... Let's see.

I actually enjoy driving and I don't think there are any more really bad cars, and I wouldn't be on this site if I didn't think Dacia was an interesting brand with a great number of positives going for it..

Oh, and ending with an emotion doesn't negate sarcasm, as I'm sure you know.

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Sorry Ulpian. Got bored after "Still" and fell asleep.

Good luck with your Panda.

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Titter :D
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Once again I say that you should go buy a Panda. As long as you're the size of a hobbit you'll fit no problem. The Duster is not for you and it's not a comparable car to a Panda except they are both 4 x 4's.

No doubt you'll go for "Infatuation Purple" or "Sweet Dreams Turquoise" :P

Oy!
I've driven 4x4 Pandas for the past 8 years, I'm 6ft tall, weigh 18 stone and have never felt uncomfortable.
AND, my first Panda 4x4 was in Dry Turquoise, so bright (with its sunshine yellow interior) that my son named it "The Gaymobile"!

Oh, and I test drove a new model Panda 4x4 with Twinair engine today and it was great fun to drive. Meanwhile, despite having one on order since 29/06/2012, I've not managed to get behind the wheel of a Duster!
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Lol.

I am gobsmacked, though, that your dealer hasn't got you in even a left hooker!

Spoke to my dealer on Monday and he said he would have a rhd on Tuesday, at the latest, Friday!

Getting a little predictable . Nothing!

To be fair he seems to have been messed around by dacia.

To be totally honest, I really like and trust him.

I promise I don't have mug written on my forehead!
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"Sorry Ulpian. Got bored after "Still" and fell asleep."

No you didn't. This feels like being a kindergarten teacher.

And thank you dusterchris, but then I suspect that you post on, shall I say, more grown up forums LOL!

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New Pistonheads review:

http://www.pistonhea...mpaign=2013-1-9

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Oy!
I've driven 4x4 Pandas for the past 8 years, I'm 6ft tall, weigh 18 stone and have never felt uncomfortable.
AND, my first Panda 4x4 was in Dry Turquoise, so bright (with its sunshine yellow interior) that my son named it "The Gaymobile"!

Oh, and I test drove a new model Panda 4x4 with Twinair engine today and it was great fun to drive. Meanwhile, despite having one on order since 29/06/2012, I've not managed to get behind the wheel of a Duster!


Sorry Chris. No offence meant although I do think your son has it dead right with that colour combination.

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NIce new auto car review

http://www.whatcar.c...a-duster/265210

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I disagree with it though. They happily gloss over the issues with modern day diesels - EGR / DMF / DPF / Injector failures. Those items alone will cost you thousands of pounds.

The biggest reason to avoid the entry-level trim is that it is not available with stability control (ESC), even as an option.


Heaven forbid how we ever survived without ESC!!!

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NIce new auto car review

http://www.whatcar.c...a-duster/265210

Comforting to know Dacia Duster 1.5 dCi 110 Ambiance 4x4 - £13,845 is the best buy/ spec in 4X4

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Reviews from Some Irish sites ... Much the same as others.

http://www.carzone.i...-reviews/Dacia/

http://atthelights.c...d-test-ireland/

http://thenextgear.c...ivals-on-price/

http://www.irishtime...r-simpler-cars/

http://www.farmersjo...ine--15698.html
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Pre-Ordered Duster Alternative 4x2 dCi 110, Midnight Black

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I meant to mention this before but because I have read so many reviews could not find it again :rolleyes: .... until now.

http://sniffpetrol.c...awwdaciaduster/

Anyway in part 2 it mentions about the pollen filter (or lack of)

Would something like this be easily retro fitted????
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http://www.awdwiki.com/en/dacia/

This description of the Duster 4WD system is class!
I'm not sure if they are correct about the limited slip diff though.
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Duster review

http://www.carbuzz.c...ster-Review-422
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I love the closing statement ...


in these stricken times inconspicuous consumption is all the rage – but you might as well be as conspicuous about it as possible, hadn’t you?


Pre-Ordered Duster Alternative 4x2 dCi 110, Midnight Black

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A fresh one: http://www.honestjoh...-4wd-road-test/
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Another good review, I cant find any negative reports by the motoring media :)

http://insidelane.co...ce-dci-110-4x4/

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A fresh one: http://www.honestjoh...-4wd-road-test/

Well, I was just looking at the photos in that Honest John review and I thought, "blow me, that's my car and he's got the rear seat squab folded forward and a flat load area!"
So I went out, in the dark, like, with my torch. I pulled the seat squab up and it duly hinged forward. Then the seat back folded neatly down.
Amazing, the human capacity to learn from others!
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Well, I was just looking at the photos in that Honest John review and I thought, "blow me, that's my car and he's got the rear seat squab folded forward and a flat load area!"
So I went out, in the dark, like, with my torch. I pulled the seat squab up and it duly hinged forward. Then the seat back folded neatly down.
Amazing, the human capacity to learn from others!

Excellent! that's good news :D




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