2004 Renault Kangoo 4x4 1.9 diesel
Comfortable, capable load carrier with few frills
Rear sliding doors don't close if it is too cold. If the temp goes below 0 the mechanism looses it's flexibility and the door either won't open or if it does, won't close.
This is a known problem according to the man in the Renault dealership.
Comfortable seats and great visibility.
Easily carried skiing gear and skis. Good sized storage lockers and cubby holes.
Could do with a turbo on the diesel. But a good ride and 4x4 gives good stability on snowy roads.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 3rd March, 2004
Just waiting to place an order for a Renault Kangoo 4x4..., until it comes with a turbo-diesel AND automatic gear! This would be the 'killer' caravan tow-car of the Year for small and mid-size caravans (up to 1300 kg). It would have high torque in low RPM due to the Diesel engine characteristics. It would have high torque due to the turbo above 2000 RPM. It would have even more torque due to the automatic gearbox (fluid) clutch and smooth starting in difficult terrain!
This would pay off at slippery grass ramps, snow, mud and steep grit roads. Yes, A VW Passat 4Motion with 2.5 liter TDI does this all..., however at a price and performance overkill.
Where is the light-weight, friendly-prized alternative?