Follow that donkey!
James May sets off on a daring quest across Morocco to find the new people’s car, and returns with a Dacia Duster
Posted: 13 Jul 2010
I quite like the look of the Duster. It has gentle purpose, and is chunky in an endearing way rather than posturing in a camp and cardiovascular fashion. The normal-size wheels help, as does its slightly gormless face. The Legend ‘Duster' is writ large across the tailgate with individual letters, as it should be. If you're going to give your car a silly name, there's no point in being a puss about it. It's quite big, the interior is lofty and spacious and the boot is a whopper.
Inside, it's pretty bare, to be honest. Off the shelf, it comes with no aircon, electric windows or central locking, although they can be had as options, and whichever track you have selected on your iPod is never going to appear in a small sub-display in the speedo dial, or anything like that. No auto is available. By selecting the diesel 4wd version, you will at least introduce the diff control to the barren desert of the Dacia's fascia and increase the knob count by some 10 per cent.