Faulty from the start
Hands free central locking faulty on delivery.
Rattles from dash, roof lining, and mirror surround.
Intermittent loss of power for few minutes after cold start.
Noisy brakes 5000 miles.
Faulty gearbox replaced 12000 miles.
Injector coils replaced 20000 miles.
Airbag warning and service lights on constantly 24000 miles.
Wheel bearing replaced 25000 miles.
Hands free central locking was an added option which when working properly is very good. The car was delivered with this option faulty. I was promised it would be fixed Quickly and easily as soon as parts came in. 5 visits later still not working properly, worked for drivers door, but not for passengers, was informed "That's the way it is supposed to work". No it's not! Dealer got in contact with Renault France. Car returned from sixth visit repaired properly.
Constant rattles from dash area. Left in to be repaired returned with rattle still there plus a new one in door, asked why they had touched the door was told they couldn't find the rattle so had added padding were they thought it might be. Went for drive as passenger located rattle in rear view mirror surround returned car told them were the rattle was, returned repaired properly.
Overall this car has had 19 visits to the dealership for repairs.
Asked to get car replaced as faulty was given £250 in service vouchers.
Seeked legal advise was told Renault would drag it through courts, would take months and if I lost would cost thousands in legal fees. Was advised to sell the car and cut my losses.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th April, 2005