Good car spoiled by silly design faults ie.. water pump repair and easily stalled engine
When we bought the car it was badly prepared, damaged spare tyre and various bits missing from interior.
Grommet covers for the hatch door hinge bolts missing and these bolts are right over the exposed passengers heads.
Then the engine management computer malfunctioned in the following weeks, the the rev control for the air con lost it and the car would not drop lower than 3000 revs, very alarming as it was only an intermit-ant fault.
They eventually replaced it with a unit that would not operate the air con.
The latest fault was the water pump, this failed at 42000 ml, no problem I thought it is still under warranty, it was just as well as the total cost would have been over £600 and we still had to pay £120 towards the price, as the Renault warranty would not cover timing belts and parts damaged in the repair process, so beware £600 plus for a water pump!!
The car handles well.
Low noise levels and comfortable on long journeys.
1.4 petrol good power output, but easily stalled at low revs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 26th June, 2002