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Advice, considering buying Dacia Duster 4x4

[Update: I am now focused on Suzuki, thankfully there is a representative in the next village, Meiringen. Suzuki Vitara or Swift or Jimny. Thanks for the input! I would love to have the chance to shop around for a great 2nd use opportunity, but it is not possible right now. I need to shop locally and fast!]

I am looking to replace my old Polo (which I have had for 10 years now). Ideally, I would like to buy something new, just for making my life simpler (I have no time for actively looking for used vehicles).
We live in the Berner Oberland (actually, in Innertkirchen, on the way to Grimsel Pass), so it must be a 4x4.
I have seen a couple of people in the village with Dacia Dusters. Is this a viable option? Will it take me from point A to point B without issue (at least during the first years)? There are lots of Subarus around, real workhorses, but I don't want to pay for a Subaru .
Also, what about safety? What are some websites with ratings and so on? Are my kids in danger inside the Dacia Duster?
Are there any other low-price 4x4s?
Thanks in advance for any advice!

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Re: Advice, considering buying Dacia Duster 4x4

Check the internet. you will find many contradicting opinions as you will also find on the forum.

if you like the car, just buy it.
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Old 14.11.2017, 13:48
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Re: Advice, considering buying Dacia Duster 4x4

https://www.euroncap.com/en/results/dacia/duster/10968

Dacia is all old renualt tech, so you're onto a loser before you start, cheap for a reason. not very good encap rating all things considered
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Re: Advice, considering buying Dacia Duster 4x4

list of 'best' small off road cars

https://www.euroncap.com/en/ratings-...eTechnologies=
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Old 14.11.2017, 13:54
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Re: Advice, considering buying Dacia Duster 4x4

not sure how much a duster is now, around 14k? that would get you a some pretty good 2nd hand 4x4's

you're into Toyota landcruiser teritory

https://www.autoscout24.ch/de/autos/...st=1&vehtyp=10

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Re: Advice, considering buying Dacia Duster 4x4

There are many small 4x4 cars. Have you considered VW's daughter, a Skoda?

https://www.whatcar.com/skoda/yeti-o...w/on-the-road/

this company imports the Skodas from Czeck Republic, and has excellent prices, -about 30% below Swiss garages!

http://auto-center-luzern.ch/1-0-Startseite.html
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Re: Advice, considering buying Dacia Duster 4x4

Now looking also at Suzuki Vitara :-)
Thanks for the links!
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Now looking also at Suzuki Vitara :-)
Thanks for the links!
does it have to be an off-roader style 4x4? we had the swift 4x4 which was an excellent little car
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Re: Advice, considering buying Dacia Duster 4x4

The duster is one of the ugliest looking car I’ve ever seen along with the old Ford KA.

I would rather get a good quality second hand car for that price.
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Re: Advice, considering buying Dacia Duster 4x4

I bought a duster after asking a few questions on here.

My choices were an old defender, a duster, or a qashqai. Had the other two, and ended up with a duster.

For the price, it's utterly amazing... I did an offroad day to 3600m on an old military road. The only other cars at the top were heavily modified land rovers... and not one, but TWO stock dusters... Mine and another.

Some things are weird (e.g. the screen is quite low on the center console) - but all in, I would happily buy it again.

EDIT: Used to own the vitara a few years ago, not a bad car. The seats were incredibly uncomfortable though... hope that's changed
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Re: Advice, considering buying Dacia Duster 4x4

I give you the rodius, ugly from all angles, seriously who would buy such a piece of crap??

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Re: Advice, considering buying Dacia Duster 4x4

the kyron is a very close 2nd

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Re: Advice, considering buying Dacia Duster 4x4

Short update (having mini-break at work):

I went to the Suzuki dealership in Meiringen yesterday, and, wouldn't you know it, there is a Ford dealership diagonally across, where I found out that there is a promotion going on: I will give them my old car (VW Polo 2006) for *recycling* and I get 8'000 off for a Ford Kuga AWD (diesel, manual, 2.0l). From 31'100 down to 23'100.

I am seriously considering this just to spite my boss who dislikes American anything .

Link: http://www.de.ford.ch/Aktionen/Ford-Umwelt-Initiative

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Re: Advice, considering buying Dacia Duster 4x4

Drive the duster and see what you think.

I have the Sandero Stepway and I've been in a colleague's Duster.

They are better than the people who have never driven one, at the price point, say especially when you add in options.

It may be "old Renault tech" which means it's tried and tested and reliable.
A 2nd hand one that is 4-5 years old (to reach the same price point) is also "old tech" without a warranty

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Re: Advice, considering buying Dacia Duster 4x4

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FFS, people put spoilers before posting visual atrocities!



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FFS, people put spoilers before posting visual atrocities!

I agree. Those alloys look terrible on the Multipla.
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Re: Advice, considering buying Dacia Duster 4x4

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Short update (having mini-break at work):

I went to the Suzuki dealership in Meiringen yesterday, and, wouldn't you know it, there is a Ford dealership diagonally across, where I found out that there is a promotion going on: I will give them my old car (VW Polo 2006) for *recycling* and I get 8'000 off for a Ford Kuga AWD (diesel, manual, 2.0l). From 31'100 down to 23'100.

I am seriously considering this just to spite my boss who dislikes American anything .

Link: http://www.de.ford.ch/Aktionen/Ford-Umwelt-Initiative

Thanks again!
Kuga is a decent car, and that's a good price too.

I like the Duster, for the money they're great but once you start getting towards the top end of the range you're into the same price band as some better cars.

The Vitara is OK, but nothing special. I'd buy one at 20k from an importer but not at the Swiss garage prices - the interior feels cheap and not up to the standards of most other stuff (bar the Duster, which has more space).
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Re: Advice, considering buying Dacia Duster 4x4

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Short update (having mini-break at work):

I went to the Suzuki dealership in Meiringen yesterday, and, wouldn't you know it, there is a Ford dealership diagonally across, where I found out that there is a promotion going on: I will give them my old car (VW Polo 2006) for *recycling* and I get 8'000 off for a Ford Kuga AWD (diesel, manual, 2.0l). From 31'100 down to 23'100.

I am seriously considering this just to spite my boss who dislikes American anything .

Link: http://www.de.ford.ch/Aktionen/Ford-Umwelt-Initiative

Thanks again!
I would get the Ford. But not because I have stock in the company. They also make Mustangs!

But wait! Subs are also having deals: https://www.subaru.ch/de/1364/New-Su...White-Days.htm

And I still enjoy driving my Forester that I got new in 2001.
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around 14k? that would get you a some pretty good 2nd hand 4x4's

you're into Toyota landcruiser territory...which will go on forever
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