2002 Renault Kangoo Reviews

2002 Renault Kangoo 1.9 from Germany

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.9 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles

Summary:

OK

Faults:

So far no problems.

General Comments:

Really like the new kangoo goes like stink pulls hard from low rpm and makes good power from 2000 rpm a bit noisy on the road brakes are stromg seat position takes getting used to..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th January, 2004

2002 Renault Kangoo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Previous carAudi A4

Summary:

Nice, but has problems

General Comments:

I rented a Kangoo several times from EasyRentACar in London. I enjoyed the car quite a bit and found it pretty comfortable. Sadly Easy-Car decided to discontinue offering the car. I asked two different people working there why they were dropping the car. They both responded that the Kangoo's were maintenance nightmares. They cited belt problems and said "things fall off a lot." I wish it weren't true as I really liked driving it and found the size useful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th December, 2003

6th Nov 2004, 11:04

I own a Kangoo for the last two years and had a lot of problems with it which have led me to take the decision to sell it.

The first problems were with the seat belts. They did not lock after a few months. The next problems were the electric windows, they stopped working on both sides (not at the same time).Then the back door did not lock. Then the engine went dead all of a sudden and this has happened three times in the last 4 months!

Even though I love it's design and the motor was quite good when it ran well, all these problems were a real disappointment and pain as the second time the engine left me I was stranded up the mountain and if I hadn't my mobile with me, I would still be there...

2002 Renault Kangoo Trekka 1.9 Dci from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 Dci Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance11400 miles
Previous carSuzuki Vitara

Summary:

A practical alternative to a more expensive traditional people carrier

Faults:

Rattles from around the dashboard from new. Rectified by main dealer under warranty.

General Comments:

A great practical car.

Which has large carrying capacity.

Benefits from Nissan sourced four wheel drive system.

Excellent common rail turbo diesel engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th November, 2003

2002 Renault Kangoo Kar 4L 1.2 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.2 16v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance5750 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Plenty of Space, well laid out, comfortable, would buy again

Faults:

Setting 1 for Heater stopped working, Dealer replaced overnight under warranty.

Brake Lights only coming on when brake pedal fully depressed. Dealer fixed under Warranty.

General Comments:

Lot's of room & storage, this version came with the overhead lockers at the back which are of a size that they can actually store things in, as against some pokey storage options on offer around.

The previous model was a 1.4 so when presented with the a shiny 1.2 16v there was a concern of having just bought a seriously under powered car. This has proved to be untrue to date, bearing in mind when you by a car of this type you know its not a Ferrari anyway.

Disappointed Dealer not interested at all in suppling Anti Lock Brakes. Renault pride themselves on safety, but it is sadly lacking on this model i.e. No Anti Lock Brakes, even the entry level Clio has Anti Lock Brakes, hopefully this will be rectified on the new model if & when it arrives.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2003

8th Apr 2005, 08:35

Re the heater control failure. We had the same thing when we bought our 2001Y Kangoo. Either the heater was on full blast or not at all. The solution is to replace the resistor pack which is located on the passenger side behind the bulkhead. It's a bit of a fiddle as to access it one has to remove both windscreen wiper blades followed by the panel beneath them.

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 4 reviews