Renault Safrane Review from Poland

1996 Renault Safrane RXE quadra 3.0 biturbo

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 biturbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance155000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 25


High performance and luxury for a fair price


Rear transmission case is wet even after replacing all seals.

General Comments:

This is an inexpensive luxury car that shows very good handling and impressive performance at cruising speeds.

Fuel consumption is quite reasonable.

However I would expect a little bit more in terms of 0-60 mph acceleration from such a powerful engine with two turbochargers.

Gears are generally too long, 6-speed transmission would make the car a perfect chaser.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2003

29th Apr 2004, 10:26

God bi-turbo that sounds great!!!At what speed does the turbo kick in?

I wonder if anyone has fitted a nitrous kit to one of these beasts.

27th Mar 2005, 15:11

I would like to buy this car.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review