Another make next time
The biggest problem is the gearbox which snatches badly from 2nd to 3rd especially when it is cold.
The engine has a very bad flat spot at low speed in 2nd gear - makes moving off in 2nd from low speeds into traffic dangerous (I use 1st now!)
Rattles from radio cover and front passenger seat headrest - very annoying.
The car alarm went off every night, until the warranty dealer eventually acknowledges the fault and fixed it.
It's a real shame that the car isn't put together a bit better.
It looks very good, is spacious and is very good on motorways - very relaxed cruising.
Unfortunately there is a real problem with the way that Renault run their customer support. If a dealer (Renault technician) cannot find a fault that a customer says is there, the customer is WRONG! (or can go to another dealer for a second opinion)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th January, 2004