Renault Safrane Reviews from Portugal

1996 Renault Safrane RXE 2.0 petrol

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired179006 kilometres
Most recent distance181560 kilometres




So far nothing! But I have only had it for a month now!

General Comments:

I've bought this fine piece of French luxury because I wanted to give a rest to my beloved Renault Clio Baccara (which I also own!).

My father, when I was younger, had two of these machines (a 2.2 Si Phase 1 and a magnificent 2.5 RXT Phase 2), and ever since I fell in love with the Safrane!

Bear in mind that you need to be very careful with this car, because they need a constant upkeep and a pair of skillful hands regarding mechanical work! That's why I only trust mine in the hands of my Renault dealer!

I bought mine because I knew the owner, and he also was always taking care of the Safrane! In terms of equipment, mine is the RXE version, but has all the extras from the RXT model, such as heated windscreen, heated ergomatic seats with memory, leather seats (of course...), Alpine-Renault Hi-Fi radio with 6 CD changer and electric sunroof!

It's intoxicating to drive this car... you really don't want to get out of it when you get home! And also everything works properly.

The engine is great for long trips! Quiet and responsive but a bit slow in low RPMs. But of course, when you have a Safrane, you don't want to race other people on the road. You just want to enjoy your trip nothing else.

The only downside of the car is that if you drive it only around town the gas consumption will be higher than 10L/100KM!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th July, 2010

1995 Renault Safrane Si 2.2 petrol

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.2 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired51000 kilometres
Most recent distance101000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Cressida


Good value and safe car for long trips with the family or business


Fuel injection system was completely plugged with dirt at 75000 Km.

General Comments:

Easy to control at high speeds and on long trips. Very comfortable with lots of leg room front and back.

The braking system works well at high speeds without the loss of control.

When extra speed is needed, a quick down shift provides lots of power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th July, 2003

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews