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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    For those of you following along at home, I've just paid the deposit on a top-spec EXTREME SE (lol) Jogger in "Glacier White" - all the other colours were a £600 extra. (£600? I've bought cars for less than that!) I'll update the thread now and then when I get news, or ETAs.
    Paintwise that's pretty much the norm these days, certainly at the budget end. We bought a new Suzuki last year, red only was no extra cost, all other colours plus £500.
    The last time we bought a Ford, again red was the no cost option, white plus £200, metallic plus £500, and pearlescent plus £700 or £800.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    OK, so took my kids out this afternoon for a test drive in the Jogger. I also took my FIL, because why not? and he's a nosy old fella.

    I was pleasantly surprised by the car. It was far nippier than I expected it to be - 200NM of torque isn't to be sniffed at - despite being five up (including the salesperson.) Lots of room - silly, ridiculous amount of room. My ten-year-old daughter was in the third row and was very happy there.

    I think I've just missed a price increase (of course) and all colours other than white (on the range-topper) are a £600 premium. Will sleep on it, but I think I'm going to try one.

    Not half bad looking in that spec either. I say go for it

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    Skoda have been clever buggers for a few years now with charging for solid colour. Iíve bought a few white Skodaís to run as taxis and candy white used to be a free colour, now itís classed as ďspecialĒ and you are charged accordingly.
    Iím convinced itís due to the amount of them bought in that colour to be run as taxis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adge View Post
    Not half bad looking in that spec either. I say go for it
    Already gone for it, mate! Deposit paid. Will update the thread as and when.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    Already gone for it, mate! Deposit paid. Will update the thread as and when.
    Well done, glad you pulled the trigger! Let us know how the ownership experience goes

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    Does the price of replacement parts come into this? Don't know about this model or make, but something to check out.

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    I'll be honest - I don't know, and I didn't research! This will be the first new car I've ever bought in the UK - I bought three in Qatar! - so I'm a babe in arms.
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    Enjoy the new motor.
    A mate saved a lot by buying his VW transporter in white, and then spent a small fraction of the saving on getting the lower half wrapped (in a vintage VW orange). It looks pretty good and is surprisimgly robust. You could do that if you wanted to avoid total whiteness?

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    Iíve been looking at the Duster, I like the idea of the dual-fuel, but not sure how viable it would be, anyone run an LPG motor? Weíd only be running it as a run around, and an occasional longer journey, since lock down and home working my mileage has dropped to next to nothing and I like the cheap fuel optionÖ Or is it just better to get a plain petrol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    Not looking for help, more admitting my problems!

    Current garage is a C63 Merc wagon……… The Merc is a lovely beast - it's white, and we call it Moby Dick…….. The Merc makes me feel cool, and is fast enough

    Basic Joggers are just over £15k, top out at under £18k. No options apart from spare tyre and a tow bar.
    When Dacias were introduced into the UK I could sort of understand paying £5995 for a very basic car, but £18k seems a lot of money.

    I really can’t understand replacing a C63 for a Dacia though because the cars are so different. And if the Mercedes’ is “fast enough” with a 0-60mph of 4.5 seconds - or less depending on the model - I’m not sure how you’ll get on with the Dacia.

    That said, you know your circumstances and reason to change and I hope whatever you choose works well for you.

    P.S. If you want an estate that’s cheaper to run than the v8 Merc but is as quick I recommend test driving a Golf R estate. You might struggle to find one for £18k, but if there’s just one car that you’ll ever need then this is it.
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    Has it really been six months?

    I picked up the new Jogger yesterday. It must be one of the first ones commercially available in the UK, as I've only seen one other. Today I'm going to have a play, but so far, pleased with it! Will report other observations as they occur.

    The Mazda and this feels like a pretty good two-car garage.


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    Well, it looks good on the pic.

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    I spend a lot of time in Spain, and Dacia are dominating there. Loaaaaaads of them on the road. Mostly the Duster.

    I love the idea, and could get one to leave at the in-laws place out there - but am always concerned about the hard work such a small engine needs to do.

    Let us know how you get on with this, will follow with interest.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    Has it really been six months?

    I picked up the new Jogger yesterday. It must be one of the first ones commercially available in the UK, as I've only seen one other. Today I'm going to have a play, but so far, pleased with it! Will report other observations as they occur.

    The Mazda and this feels like a pretty good two-car garage.

    For a family that looks perfect and have to say it looks great too.

    The U.K. reeks of car badge snobbery, so plenty will fork out double the cost for a car that has the same functionality and similar quality.

    I would happily put that on my driveway, if I had one

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    I saw a dark grey one yesterday on the road looked impressive, I'm trying to convince the other half to go for a Duster

    Interested to hear how you get on with it

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    Saw a taxi Jogger local to me a few weeks ago, looked good. There is a Dacia dealership in my town, so already loads of Dusters etc knocking about, plus many of the taxi drivers currently drive Logan estates, so I guess these will take over from them.

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    The fact youíve only seen one other is scant evidence itís one of the first in the UK. Looks great though. I see you prefer white - lots of seagulls? Look forward to hearing your feedback.


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    Driving back from Le Mans in June through the Normandy countryside what struck me was every French-registered car I passed was a Duster. It's the latest in a line of cheap and basic French* cars (think 2CV, R4, R5, 205, AX, Clio and so on) and does just what it needs to do with no pomp or circumstance.

    I've been considering a Jogger. I dislike SUVs, but mainly because they're unnecessarily heavy and pointless and wasteful having to lug around so much weight when a smaller engine could be powering a lighter car. This Jogger fits my needs perfectly. I don't do massive journeys but any excess noise doesn't bother me (I still miss my two stripped-out track cars I used on the road) and I often need to have five people in the car. Current wheels (apart from the two-seaters) is a 2004 Skoda Fabia and while I love it (and it was given to me, so pretty good cost per mile so far) it is slightly too small. We'll see. 1,205kg. Very limited amounts of technology, your phone plugs in to provide music and satnav, big knobs to fondle to adjust the airflow and so on. And I can take my son and two of his friends and their dads to football on Saturday mornings.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy100 View Post
    Driving back from Le Mans in June through the Normandy countryside what struck me was every French-registered car I passed was a Duster. It's the latest in a line of cheap and basic French* cars (think 2CV, R4, R5, 205, AX, Clio and so on) and does just what it needs to do with no pomp or circumstance.
    This is one of the reasons that I like it so, and why I ooh and ahh when I see a Renault 4/5 on the roads, or an older Twingo.

    Slight wrinkle - three days in and I'm very happy with it - the little 1.0 3-cylinder turbo is fun and a bit boosty, and the car is comfortable. But I stumped up for the top-spec in order to get wireless Android Auto (as well as the alloys and the other tickets) and my car doesn't have it.

    I spoke to the sales person I dealt with about this, and she told me that "after looking into this it seems that in early June Dacia completely removed this feature from all of their cars." It's a consequence of the worldwide chip shortage, I know, but I'm still annoyed. I can still get Android Auto, but my phone needs to be wired in.

    I should be getting a call from the dealer manager and will report back. There's nothing he can do about the spec, but I'll be interested to see how they deal with the situation, especially as this change in the spec wasn't communicated to me before I picked up the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    This is one of the reasons that I like it so, and why I ooh and ahh when I see a Renault 4/5 on the roads, or an older Twingo.

    Slight wrinkle - three days in and I'm very happy with it - the little 1.0 3-cylinder turbo is fun and a bit boosty, and the car is comfortable. But I stumped up for the top-spec in order to get wireless Android Auto (as well as the alloys and the other tickets) and my car doesn't have it.

    I spoke to the sales person I dealt with about this, and she told me that "after looking into this it seems that in early June Dacia completely removed this feature from all of their cars." It's a consequence of the worldwide chip shortage, I know, but I'm still annoyed. I can still get Android Auto, but my phone needs to be wired in.

    I should be getting a call from the dealer manager and will report back. There's nothing he can do about the spec, but I'll be interested to see how they deal with the situation, especially as this change in the spec wasn't communicated to me before I picked up the car.
    Just in case you didnít know there are 3rd party options for the wireless connection, perhaps a contribution from them towards one.

    Iíve never used one so do your own due diligence https://uk.pcmag.com/mobile-phone-ac...d-auto-in-2022

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggertech View Post
    Saw a taxi Jogger local to me a few weeks ago, looked good. There is a Dacia dealership in my town, so already loads of Dusters etc knocking about, plus many of the taxi drivers currently drive Logan estates, so I guess these will take over from them.
    There is a bunch of them around town now run by a few of the companies.

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    £15k to £18k buys you some seriously nice, slightly used wheels. I'd never spend that money on a new Dacia; or a Kia or a Hyundai, or any of that type of vehicle. Value sinks faster than a mobster in concrete boots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    £15k to £18k buys you some seriously nice, slightly used wheels. I'd never spend that money on a new Dacia; or a Kia or a Hyundai, or any of that type of vehicle. Value sinks faster than a mobster in concrete boots.
    What, like something rooted to the bottom of the reliability surveys like BMW, JLR and Audi?

    Funny you mention depreciation like you have no idea what you are talking about

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    £15k to £18k buys you some seriously nice, slightly used wheels. I'd never spend that money on a new Dacia; or a Kia or a Hyundai, or any of that type of vehicle. Value sinks faster than a mobster in concrete boots.
    Judging by the asking prices (and I know - asking prices) on Autotrader, my Dacia would get me at least £1500 more than list now, especially as I bought it at the list price 6 months ago.

    About the missing wireless Android Auto - the dealer manager called me this morning and explained that the feature had been removed. He offered to pay for a new wireless adapter, but I think I'll just stick to the wires, rather than have a dongle hanging from the dash!

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    Me and the family went to look at the Jogger just over 3 weeks ago after our diesel CR-V started playing up (probably not helped by all the short runs it does). We were all pleasantly surprised with it, so much so that we placed a deposit on a cancelled order that was due in soon saving a good few months wait for a fresh order. Obviously we didnít get to choose the spec or colour but it was the one we would have probably chosen anyway (top spec extreme in terracotta).

    I was pleasantly surprised with how well it drove 4 up, felt very solid and competent on the road. It is everything we want in a family car and Iím pretty certain that the interior space per £ ratio canít be beat. Iím certainly no badge snob, I would just worry with a premium motor on the drive what attention it might attract. I asked a question on a Jogger group about a suitable faraday pouch for the keyless key and the first response was Ďthatís why I chose a Jogger as no one will want to nick it!í

    Iíve had a fair few Skodas which Iíve loved but the equivalent Kodiaq would be at least £30k. Plus Iím sure Iíve seen that the Joggers predicted residual value is 61% so up there with the best I think. I really couldnít justify spending more money on an older, potentially smaller car, in this crazy second hand market but each to their own.

    After a slight delay in delivery to the dealer due to driver shortages I got the call today to say I can collect it Sunday just 4 weeks after placing my deposit. Iím actually a bit more excited than I probably should be!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    Judging by the asking prices (and I know - asking prices) on Autotrader, my Dacia would get me at least £1500 more than list now, especially as I bought it at the list price 6 months ago.

    About the missing wireless Android Auto - the dealer manager called me this morning and explained that the feature had been removed. He offered to pay for a new wireless adapter, but I think I'll just stick to the wires, rather than have a dongle hanging from the dash!
    Hope youíre enjoying your Jogger, it looks really well in white with the contrasting black trim.

    The missing wireless connectivity is slightly annoying, Iím lucky to have been let down more gently with reading about the omission before actually taking delivery. I donít think it will affect my day to day enjoyment of the car though, when I had android auto previously I only really used it on longer runs for Google maps anyway. Iím sure other aspects of the car will make up for it (For one Iíve never had heated seats before!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Hope youíre enjoying your Jogger, it looks really well in white with the contrasting black trim.

    The missing wireless connectivity is slightly annoying, Iím lucky to have been let down more gently with reading about the omission before actually taking delivery. I donít think it will affect my day to day enjoyment of the car though, when I had android auto previously I only really used it on longer runs for Google maps anyway. Iím sure other aspects of the car will make up for it (For one Iíve never had heated seats before!)
    Ha, heated seats are a treat! My other car is an MX-5, and the combo of heated seats and a good heater means that I can roof-down all year round!

    Taking the Dacia up to Manchester this weekend - will report back after the first long trip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    Ha, heated seats are a treat! My other car is an MX-5, and the combo of heated seats and a good heater means that I can roof-down all year round!

    Taking the Dacia up to Manchester this weekend - will report back after the first long trip!
    Hmm I wonder if I can get away with spending what we Ďsavedí on the Dacia on getting a fun car as well! Iím interested to hear how you get on with a long trip in the Jogger, will be a while before ours gets a proper run out.

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    OK, so.

    Warwick to Poynton, my parents, my two kids and me. Two big foam mattresses, four pillows, two overnight bags and sundry bits and bobs.

    I removed one of the third-row seats, my daughter had the other and could lean against the foam to snooze. My mum and son were in the middle row, so there was room between them, and my dad in the front with me. 2:45 there (rain, bits of rush hour), 1:58 back this morning, and the Jogger behaved very well. It pulled well enough, despite being laden - the engine is q little turbo, and it comes on boost at 2000rpm with a little rush - it likes being kept spooled up if you want to make progress. Never faster than an indicated 80mph, and cruise control for much of the return journey today.

    Waze all the way, through Android Auto, and it was comfortable, too - some reviewers have complained that the headrest pushes their heads too far forward but I've not felt that.

    I was very happy. It's a remarkably good car.

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    What fuel return did you get if you donít mind me asking?


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    Don't mind at all. I expect the engine's still a bit tight, as we left Warwick with the ODO showing only 80 miles (and all of that had been urban.) The onboard MPG reading kept slowly improving as we sat on the motorway and was at 42mpg when we returned home.

    I'll keep an eye on it when I next put fuel in it - do the calculations - but 40mpg, five up with luggage at 80mpg feels reasonable.

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    Thatís good to here, thanks for the update. Picking mine up in an hour!

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    Excellent! Let us know how you get on!

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    Picked up today, done around 70 miles on a mix of A roads and a bit of motorway. Certainly held its own with 4 of us in, hard to believe itís a 1.0 engine! Feels solid and well put together.
    I feel like I somehow beat the system getting this for under 20k when itís closest competition is 30k+ and comes with less kit!


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    ^^^very nice and great colour.

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    Looking sharp! I've very happy with mine.

    I had an electric Hormann garage door fitted a couple of weeks ago, and the owner of the installation company came by to look at a couple of things that needed to fixed. He drove up in a newish RangeRover and was fascinated by the Jogger. Couldn't stop muttering to himself, "Eighteen grand?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    ^^^very nice and great colour.
    Cheers, Dacia call it Terracotta, but the logbook says brown. Iíd not seen one in the metal before ordering so Iím relieved itís more red/orange than brown!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    Looking sharp! I've very happy with mine.

    I had an electric Hormann garage door fitted a couple of weeks ago, and the owner of the installation company came by to look at a couple of things that needed to fixed. He drove up in a newish RangeRover and was fascinated by the Jogger. Couldn't stop muttering to himself, "Eighteen grand?"

    Haha love it! Iím muttering the same to be honest! I nearly bought a Kodiaq earlier in the year for over double the cost of the Jogger. I doubt it would have been twice the car.

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    Make sure that you change before the warranty runs out. I had to get a similar Renault wheelchair vehicle for dad and everything seemed to be timed to fail in year 4 (out of warranty then). Up to then it was brilliant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tixntox View Post
    Make sure that you change before the warranty runs out. I had to get a similar Renault wheelchair vehicle for dad and everything seemed to be timed to fail in year 4 (out of warranty then). Up to then it was brilliant!
    Nonsense. You are using a single experience different car under the same parent group, probably built in a different country with different parts to make that recommendation.

    No information on the Jogger yet, but the Sandero is more reliable than small Audi A1, VW Polo, Skoda Fabia and Ford Fiesta to name but four.

    https://www.whatcar.com/news/2022-wh...-survey/n23397

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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    Nonsense. You are using a single experience different car under the same parent group, probably built in a different country with different parts to make that recommendation.

    No information on the Jogger yet, but the Sandero is more reliable than small Audi A1, VW Polo, Skoda Fabia and Ford Fiesta to name but four.

    https://www.whatcar.com/news/2022-wh...-survey/n23397
    Nonsense? No! Experience of the breed and many other "modern" cars, with built in obsolescense, using brittle plastics, unstable "rubber" and lots of temperamental "sensors". They are that cheap, for many reasons, all of which result in a low warranty period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tixntox View Post
    Nonsense? No! Experience of the breed and many other "modern" cars, with built in obsolescense, using brittle plastics, unstable "rubber" and lots of temperamental "sensors". They are that cheap, for many reasons, all of which result in a low warranty period.
    That's BMWs for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tixntox View Post
    Nonsense? No! Experience of the breed and many other "modern" cars, with built in obsolescense, using brittle plastics, unstable "rubber" and lots of temperamental "sensors". They are that cheap, for many reasons, all of which result in a low warranty period.
    There are a lot of Dacia Loganís around my way being run as taxis and thatís about the hardest use you are going to see for a car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaytip View Post
    There are a lot of Dacia Loganís around my way being run as taxis and thatís about the hardest use you are going to see for a car.
    Of course.

    Cheap to buy, cheap to run. Allowable against tax and ultimately 'disposable'.
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