2004 Renault Master LWB 140 3.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
100% reliable, 800 miles from a full tank of 100 litres
Rear handbrake cable.
Clutch master cylinder.
Brake discs + calipers.
Great van to drive. The 3.0 engine is the best but rare. Over 30 MPG. Fuel computer fitted as standard. The six speed gearbox is very smooth.
This is my second Master van from new. This van fully laden pulls up hills in sixth gear no problem. The 3.0 engine is very rare as it was fitted to a Toyota Land Cruiser. Bullet proof and owned since new for 10 years. Very low mileage, 82000 miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th May, 2015
2nd Apr 2016, 20:34
Had a 3.0 Master. After 45k I had problems with water loss, the engine block become porous, a new engine was fitted under warranty, the second engine at 90k developed the same problem, another new engine was fitted, did another 20k, out of warranty so let it go. Apart from turbo pipes failing also, it was fine. No wonder Renault dropped the 3.0 inside 18 months.
29th Nov 2018, 21:49
You're perhaps very unlucky. I've had my 2004 Master from new and covered so far 266000 miles without issue. It still drives the same as the day I picked it up. Not a single fault light. Apart from tyres and servicing costs, it has asked for nothing. This may be tempting fate to point out, but if it drops down dead tomorrow, it will still be the best van I've ever owned. And I intend to keep it until it does.