First saw the Avantime in the Renault Paris showroom when it first came out. I thought then it was a great car, but I didn't follow up at the time. I saw one in Australia whilst on holiday there and this resurrected my interest. When I got home, I found a V6 Auto model locally and couldn't resist it. It has everything on it and (cross fingers) everything works. I'll need some tyres in the not too distant future, and with the Pilots being so expensive, Avons look promising. It's an absolutely unique car and it's styling cues can now be seen in many of its Renault offspring. I have a small "fleet" - Honda Beat, Civic Type "R", Jag Sovereign V8 - and now the Avantime, which will come in very useful on photographic shoots (big seat and big sunroof - for height).
I have had my Avantime for nearly 2 years and have just done 57000 miles. I love the car to bits it makes me smile every time I drive it and I still love watching peoples faces as I go past them!
I have a few problems all sorted by Renault. Faulty CD player
Faulty wing mirrors, worn boot seal, broken storage bin and a creaky roof (this still creaks!)
I have a Citroen CX Prestige and am also after a DS and then I will have by 3 favorite french cars of all time in my drive!
I have just bought a V6 Auto in Blue 23000 mile one owner,£9500 with a full service should last me 18000m.I will be using it for trips to LHR on the M25 so look out for me!!
I love the car and finally bought a blue one v6 auto with 19000 on the clock for 10k - a bargain, but I am missing the service manual - anyone got one or care to let me have a photo copy - firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm just in the process of buying an Avantime, and can't wait to get my paws on it. They truly are iconic. I love it to bits already but would just like to know how easy it is to obtain spare parts, in particular the interior door trims and sill guards. regards Denise