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Discussion in 'Non FIAT Cars and two wheelers' started by ramjn, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. SHASHANKREDDY

    SHASHANKREDDY Superiore

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    I have took test drive of 110 BHP in Last week .. First and Second gears does'nt have much to talk about.... But from Third it is pulling Easily...and Morever i have applied brakes several times at speed of 80 - 90 ... Brakes works well .
    Waitng for 85 BHP Model to test drive.
  2. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Linea 1.3
    Today, I got to test drive the Duster 85HP.

    I walked into the Renault showroom at Anna salai after dropping my Linea for the third service. I went in and was promptly attended. I interacted with Mr. Karthik (SA) there. He specifically asked for the TD of 85hp and the vehicle was also readily available. As soon as I got the drivers seat, it was visibly very tall. But, did not feel like a SUV. The doors, plastics, interiors all looked very cheap. Cheaper than our cars. I started to drive and the vehicle responded very well.

    Here are my observations.

    - Almost no turbo lag. Turbo kicks in at 1200rpm onwards.
    - Very much drivable in the city traffic. But, there is no mad rush that I get in my Linea in the second gear.
    - Brakes are good but not a match to Punto/Linea. Same applies to the steering feedback as well.
    - Absolutely no worries about the bad roads. It is taking bad roads so easily. The ride quality is also good.

    I was informed that they have currently stopped taking booking for the base 85hp version. They will again open the booking only in February'2013.
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  3. puntosat

    puntosat Superiore

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    Bangalore
    I happened to check DUster as well..

    From outside its looks are ominous...striking & brilliant!

    But once inside..you will then realize...how mediocore things are...

    Interior quality is strictly average...

    It did pull well in city...but when I gased it it took some time to respond...


    I guess its a good buy to show off...but if you are thinking of performance look elsewhere....110HP is way costly compared to what it offers...
  4. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Goa
    What a democracy! 1.5dci is used by rich as well as poor starting from logan/micra to duster/fluence.
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  5. kedarbendre

    kedarbendre Esperto

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    1.5 dCi engine is tuned in a different way for each of the car. Yes they are using dCi engine at its full potential. Does 110hp duster has VGT?
  6. jishnu

    jishnu Superiore

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    Yes Kedarbhai, it has the VGT, but it looses the DPF which is their for the export versions.
  7. kedarbendre

    kedarbendre Esperto

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    Jishnu what does DTF means?
  8. royj

    royj Esperto

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    Diesel Particulate Filter.. supposed to improve emissions, but a wholly expendable item in my belief.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2012
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  10. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Linea 1.3

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