2000 Renault Kangoo RXE 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland
A very practical and dependable family car
Ancillary belt snapped at 90,000 miles damaging the engine. However this was accepted by Renault as negligence on the part of the garage as they only replaced the timing belt at 72,000 and not the other associated belts that come with the belt kit. Credit must be given to Renault for accepting responsibility for this shortcoming and covering the cost of a new engine. At the 72,000 mile service make sure they replace all the belts in the timing belt kit and not just the main belt. At 162,000 miles the torsion bar has just snapped whilst being very heavily loaded and crossing speed bumps.
On the whole after 5 years of very hard work and 162,000 miles I have found the kangoo to be very reliable and I would not hesitate to purchase another one. They may appear to be peculiar in some people's eyes, but their comfort, value, versatility, economy and dependability negate such a triviality.
It's very practical, economical, reliable and great value for money. I think I would choose the diesel engine next time though for fuel economy.
Not a high performance machine, but a great family car!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th June, 2006