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2013-02-04 13:35

2012 DACIA DUSTER: It's claiming good resale value in the UK - but what about safety?

LONDON, England - Ever thought that buying a car with a headline-grabbing price only made sense in the short term? Think again, says Renault - and offers the Dacia Duster SUV as evidence.

New figures for the Duster from UK residual value provider CAP says that you can have your price cake and eat it: as well as being one of the best value new cars, CAP says it will also be a good buy in the long run. It's listed as one of the slowest depreciating cars in Britain.

BIG CASH SAVING

On the back of a bulging order bank (more than 2000) for its Duster SUV and Sandero, Dacia says the good news just keeps on rolling in. A typical Duster will retain 34% of new rice after three years or

The latest boost for Europe’s fastest-growing car brand comes in the wake of CAP’s announcement that a typical Duster will retain an impressive 34% of its value after three years or 100 000km and that, CAP says, will save a buyer the equivalent of R45 000 over competing products.

A new Duster costs around R126 000 in the UK.

All of which is cool if you discount the early-2012 Euro NCAP safety report in which the Duster scored only three-stars and came last in testing.

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