Well, you can see it from two sides.... it's a rather long Story :-))
When I bought the Car as a 2nd hand former demo vehicle from Renault with 66'000km (31'000km on it), there were some minor things about to do: The Spoiler's paint was damaged, the dashboard was damaged. With some paint, some gaffer-tape and some glue I was able to fix it in a day or so. Well, what things have gone wrong (mechanically):
- Oil leak... (head gasket) fixed under warranty at about 70'000km (35'000km).
- Some lamps had to be replaced... I did that myself....
- The alternator went to heaven at about 80'000km (45'000km).
- Due to an "accident" I got a new front-bumper...
- New radiator ventilator.
- New power window motor - about 93'000km (57'000km).
The Phillips radio went nuts... I had to replace it... am using now a Alpine (Alpine provides adapters for the remote!!!)
Ok, so far so good. BUT:
Renault Switzerland recently called me to let me know they found my tachymeter. Very funny thing although I didn't miss mine :-)). The solution: They had to exchange the original tach. because it was defect. Well, because it was a Renault demo car they didn't correct the kilometer clock on it.... that's why I wrote the REAL KM in brackets....
Some days later, they called me again to tell me that the car I bought as a '91 model wasn't available in 91. BIG, BIG Question-Mark!!! Very funny, you have a car that doesn't exist.... the solution: the car is 01.93 and not 03.91 as it say's in the car papers.... that's the reason why the first technical control (MFK) was due in 98 (after 5 years the first time) and not in 96! VERY funny!!!!!
Well, the car needs now a new exhaust... I damaged it here when having too much snow on the roads.. it still run's fine, never let's me down. But the administration problems Renault seem to have are really unbelievable!