Renault Safrane Review from Philippines

1997 Renault Safrane Vi 2.2 4-cyl 12v

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 2.2 4-cyl 12v
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10


A glitch in the engine immobilizer system left the car unstartable for a few days. Everything else has been excellent.

General Comments:

Automatic transmission needs a little getting used to. Engine loosens up after 7,000 km, and then the power really kicks in. Seats are very comfortable. Limousine-like ride quality.

A rare car in the Philippines (I own 1 of 10 in the whole country), gets a few stares.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 1999

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review