For the second year running, “smart buy” Dacia Duster has scooped the best small SUV crown again at the annual CarBuyer Car of the Year awards.
CarBuyer’s editor-in-chief Steve Fowler said:
“Last year’s Carbuyer Car of the Year continues to impress and remains Carbuyer’s favourite small SUV for 2014. No wonder it’s such a sales success: we love its no-nonsense, value-packed approach. It’s great to drive and hugely practical, too – it makes you wonder why you would need to pay more for an SUV.”
CarBuyer.co.uk was launched just three years ago yet is already established as one of the UK’s most respected sources of car buying advice. Its blend of real-world reviews, expert advice, owner comments and entertaining video has proved to be a big hit with British car buyers. It’s also the only motoring website to be accredited by the Plain English Campaign.
Dacia Duster has clearly struck a chord with budget-conscious new and used car buyers up and down the country. Its success undoubtedly comes down to more than mere affordability though. The stylish SUV scores high on practicality and reliability, together with low-running costs and fuel-efficient engines. It has a roomy cabin and huge boot to round off its tempting package plus the bonus of rugged off-road capability in its 4x4 guises.
Dacia, the “smart buy” offshoot of Renault, has made an enemy of the unnecessary and makes a simple range of cleverly designed, high quality vehicles. Its jaw-dropping prices are clear and straightforward.