Great family car, but make sure you get a warranty!
Gearbox failed at only 20,000 miles when it was only 4 years old. Costs including a new clutch came to £2,400 inc. labour. After complaining to the dealership, they got Renault to contribute 80% of the costs. At this point I had owned the car for 12 months and 3 weeks, therefore, only 3 weeks out of warranty! After a fuss I managed to gain a further £150 contribution from the dealership, leaving around £350 to pay.
Good result or bad result... What do you think?
To add, in 1 year of owning this car I had to take it back 3 times for repairs to electrical faults, including a new coil and a new regulator. I needed a new regulator as my windows would randomly go down, even when the car was locked and had no power. One time I came back to my car in a car park and noticed it was open! Lucky escape apart from the frost inside. After the windows opening, they would not go back up until the care had been left for a few hours.
Seems silly to say after all that has happened, but I do still like this car.
The car is very comfortable and spacious for a hatchback, and I love the boot space.
However, be aware that electrical failures often occur, especially in bad weather.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th November, 2007