1996 Renault Safrane RXE 2.0 petrol from Portugal
So far nothing! But I have only had it for a month now!
I've bought this fine piece of French luxury because I wanted to give a rest to my beloved Renault Clio Baccara (which I also own!).
My father, when I was younger, had two of these machines (a 2.2 Si Phase 1 and a magnificent 2.5 RXT Phase 2), and ever since I fell in love with the Safrane!
Bear in mind that you need to be very careful with this car, because they need a constant upkeep and a pair of skillful hands regarding mechanical work! That's why I only trust mine in the hands of my Renault dealer!
I bought mine because I knew the owner, and he also was always taking care of the Safrane! In terms of equipment, mine is the RXE version, but has all the extras from the RXT model, such as heated windscreen, heated ergomatic seats with memory, leather seats (of course...), Alpine-Renault Hi-Fi radio with 6 CD changer and electric sunroof!
It's intoxicating to drive this car... you really don't want to get out of it when you get home! And also everything works properly.
The engine is great for long trips! Quiet and responsive but a bit slow in low RPMs. But of course, when you have a Safrane, you don't want to race other people on the road. You just want to enjoy your trip nothing else.
The only downside of the car is that if you drive it only around town the gas consumption will be higher than 10L/100KM!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th July, 2010