Drivers window mechanism seized in the down position. Purchased one from a Renault Breakers for £50 Renault wanted £380 plus 5hrs labour.
Alloy wheel nut Key is far too soft and bends very easily.
Dashboard lights fail very easily. £3 from Renault they wanted £30 to fit them, easy to do in about 30 minutes.
Slight creaking from clutch mechanism, into gearbox. Not major though, just dry a dry seal.
This car is very, very understated, it is a serious bargain if you after performance, comfort, looks, gadgets, and an excellent ride.
It isn't such a bargain if you are after good fuel economy. It can easily attain 33 mpg on a really good run, but it normally averages between 20-25mpg, not cheap when it has a 66l tank.
Interior is durable and the leather is very supple, gadgets galore from cruise control, computer, climate control, air conditioning and fingertip CD control.
Exterior is classy, refined and hides what lurks under the bonnet! Effortless Acceleration, smooth gear change and lots of torque.
Ocean Blue Metallic paint is really deep and polishes to an immaculate quality.
Handling is very good, with Variable Assisted Power Steering (Lighter the slower you are going), cornering is the one and only drawback, yes it holds the roads like it's running on rails, although body roll is quite significant. This is only due to the self leveling suspension i. e with three in the back it will raise the back end so the car is level again.
Servicing is VERY expensive from Renault, 72,000 service is a BIG one Cam-belt, filters, Platinum Eroded spark plugs x 6, Oil etc. This Service alone is about £750. Lucky mine was done!!
This is undoubtedly a pure bargain £18,500 new, purchased a mint condition one for just over £4000.