2004 Renault Modus 1 Expression 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland


An efficient use of space, using well tested Clio running gear


Rear passenger door lock failed - to allow the door to close instead, leaving it swinging unless fixed down with string.

When using side lights on dull winter days, the illuminated digital dials dim to a point where they are unreadable. It is only after dark that you can read dials effectively with any lights on.

General Comments:

The car has good visibility partly due to its height - the driver position feels about 10" taller than my previous Fiesta. The use of space is good, given that it is very short in length, and therefore good for parking in ever rarer parking spaces.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2008

2007 Renault Modus Dynamique S 1.2 T100 from UK and Ireland


The zesty great all rounder


This car is too new at this time, but will comment on the car later 6 months ish.

General Comments:

The zesty Modus is great for comfort and feel with half leather trim.

I picked black pearl; it suits the car very well.

The 100bhp turbo likes to torment cars that have daft joyriders who have to prove themselves.

Although it's nippy, it does 38+ mpg and is very easy to park.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th November, 2007

2006 Renault Modus Dynamique 1.6 from UK and Ireland


This car is dangerous


Problem with automatic transmission that dealer can’t seem to find fault.

Random service warnings appear on dashboard display.

Rear light lenses fogged up.

Remote radio control stuck.

General Comments:

I have had the car over a year now from new, and I was more or less pleased with it until last week. I was driving on the slip road about to join the motorway, when all of a sudden the car made a loud bang and the car came to a quick and immediate stop. The car behind almost crashed into the back of my car, but luckily the driver was able to avoid hitting me. It was a very scary experience. The car was immediately towed to Renault, where they said they couldn’t find a fault with the transmission. However I still get a warning message on the dashboard that’s say’s “Check Gearbox”. I am no longer confident in driving this car, yes it does have a five star safety rating, one of the reasons why I got it, but I don’t want to be putting that to the test. I have lost all confidence in Renault, their products and their dealers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th February, 2007

19th Feb 2007, 14:10

What a shame. These cars are supposed to be resurrecting the reputation of Renault. It sounds like the gearbox seized momentarily although I find this hard to imagine from a technical angle.

4th Sep 2007, 15:04

I have had the car just over 2 years now and have just paid nearly a thousand euro to fix the suspension!!!

2004 Renault Modus 1.5 dCi 80 Expression 1.5 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Good design practical should fair better


Bought from motorpoint and delivered with defective ABS - Renault Letchworth repaired under Guarantee.

General Comments:

This car should rank higher than market indications it has good working space for size and is reasonably economical 58 MPG.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th October, 2006

2004 Renault Modus 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland


Needs some refinements


Wipers would not turn off in first few days.

One of the coils failed and had to be repaired by the AA.

Ignition switch very stiff - needed replacing.

General Comments:

Very responsive and light steering.

Starting off is difficult as the engine races at first gear, making it very jumpy.

Airy cabin with excellent visibility and light.

Recently, power has been poor in first and second gears on hills and bends.

Air conditioning not as good as previous Scenic.

In order to fold rear seats flat, the front seats have to be moved forward making driving impossible!

High aerial at rear scrapes on garage door every time. Need shorter aerial.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th July, 2006

2005 Renault Modus Dynamique 1.5 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Small wonder


There have been no problems so far, but it's only done 4000 miles. Our previous Laguna was extremely reliable, so I'm confident everything will be OK.

General Comments:

We didn't need a car the size of the Laguna so downsized. The Modus is very spacious inside, but the boot is a bit small.

DCi engine is very quiet and economical. 60 mpg is easily achieved. The whole car has a well-built feel to it, more solid feeling than the Laguna. It cruises nicely on the motorway as well.

The styling is an acquired taste, but it does grow on you. We like the Modus, it's a big little car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd August, 2005