First Day - Fuel Injection Fault. Car had to be recovered after 67 miles. Unknown problem which a battery disconnection and set solved.
Trip computer every so often tells me that my average fuel consumption is circa 94 miles to the gallon.
3 x faulty tyre pressure sensors replaced.
Intermittent computer reports of electrical issues. Mainly Fuel Injection or Tyre pressure sensors.
Air conditioning system does not work properly - ongoing battle to solve.
Keys have been replaced as they refused to open or lock the car.
Power steering solenoid failed - caused engine to cut in outside lane of a by pass.
Keys do not always open the boot - ongoing issue.
Electrical problem with dials. Speedo and rev counter spinning backwards and forwards whilst stationary and driving. Resolved itself, but still and unexplained problem.
Acceleration very jerky at low speeds. I have stalled this car more times an all my others put together, including when I first learnt to drive.
Do not buy this car unless you know that your local Renault dealer is exceptional.
Doors have week springs so that they close back on you easily.
Driveability of the 1.8 is poor.
Compared to my 406 Estate this car is not very smooth or comfortable.
Rear doors collect water so when you open them after rain you have to step back to avoid get a boot full.
Rear tail gate collects water so that when you open it you have to step back and let the water drain out before you can get to the rear space.
The Air conditioning should be the same as my 406 but alas it is not. Completely useless.
This is a company car and will get changed at 60k miles. Fantastic only 25K miles or 8 months to go before the nightmare is over. Thank goodness it is not my money. Anyone got some bricks?
Just for balance two good things about this car. Integral rear door blinds and split rear hatch - when it closes properly.
Oh did I mention Renault dealers - I hate them. I complained at my local one recently because I have spent so much time there that I have read all their magazines.