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Long-term review

Dacia Duster - long-term review

£14,400 (£15,050 as tested)
Published: 11 Dec 2019
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SPEC HIGHLIGHTS

  • SPEC

    Dacia Duster TCe 130

  • ENGINE

    1333cc

  • BHP

    130bhp

  • MPG

    47mpg

  • 0-62

    11.1s

The Dacia Duster makes life simple

The one thing that really strikes when you have a Duster is that it offers freedom. It’s not that it’s disposable in any way (cheap plastics aside), more that you don’t get precious about the ownership proposition.

I have a dog, and a waterproof blanket in the back is all that’s required. Trip to the local recycling centre? Drop the seats, throw in a tarp and you’re set. Need to navigate multiple parallel parks and tight shopping centre carpark kerbs? Simple - the tyres are balloony enough that you can’t scratch an alloy anyway.

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And when you do park it, you don’t feel like you need armed guards. In many ways it’s like the old Land Rovers I used to have: a faithful companion that can look after itself. Real life is its element.

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