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 imagine two obvious buyers. One is farmer chum, because the Duster feels tough, is more than capable enough for most off-road work, has room in the back for sheep or the wife, and is of a fairly hose-down nature. They have a record of early adoption when it comes to this sort of thing - Lada Niva, Subaru 1800 pick-up.
The other is youths. The Duster doesn't cost much, it will be easy to maintain, the petrol 2wd version should manage 50mpg if driven carefully, the insurance group should be low, there's plenty of room for pals and tons of space in the back for music festival tent and bong, and it might even make it back out of Glastonbury. It's also pleasingly anti-fashion.
This is a cheap car. It's also basic, not especially exciting, definitely not glamorous and I can't pretend it gives me the fizz. But it is in no way nasty. In fact, I think it might be a bit cool.