These cars are RUBBISH, UNRELIABLE AND DANGEROUS. Avoid at all costs!!!
Exhaust EGR valve went at 55,000.
Broken front spring.
Broken rear spring.
Rusted brake pipes at 60,000.
Driver's side electric window mechanism destroyed itself at 55,000.
Main body control module went at 51,000 - cost £700 but replaced under warranty.
Air con packed up. Blower motor stopped working.
Electric sunroof gave continuous problems with jamming etc.
Electrical problems are rife.
To cap it all, the airbags didn't work when the rubbish handling put the car in collision with a tree.
Practical - the 1.5 DCI engine is nippy. Too nippy for the ability of the chassis.
Renault electrics are a disaster area. The dealers know how to charge as well - £350 for a module, then another £120 + VAT for programming??? Come on!!
The handling is dangerous. Steering lacks feel and understeers badly when pushed; it is not uncommon to come out of a roundabout on a different lane to the one on which you started. Lost control, skidded on a twisty road, and ended up stuffing it into a tree. It's now written off, which is good riddance to the wretched thing to be honest. I would pay to see it put through the crusher.
The £30 road tax for the engine emissions is good. About the only good thing I have to say about it. Keep it as a town car, but for the open road it is a disaster.
In short these cars are cheap, nasty and built to a price. Avoid them.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th July, 2014