1986 Renault Savanna 2.0 non-turbo from UK and Ireland
A good, fairly reliable, workhorse
Gearbox slips out of first gear. It was replaced with a secondhand one which is now doing the same thing.
Clutch failed, but only after about 100000 miles.
Windscreen wiper linkage broke on a wet stormy night.
Front suspension bushes failed at about 120000 miles.
Front anti-roll bar bushes fail all the time.
Headlamp height adjusters have stopped working. They are hydraulic with no means of topping-up.
Cable harness to the tailgate breaks with the repeated movement.
Drive shafts lasted well, but were replaced at about 100000 miles.
A small spring broke in the ignition switch - a tiny thing, but it killed the starter motor.
We chose this car because the large number of seats suited our large family.
Its performance is more than adequate, and it scores well for comfort.
The power steering is very well designed, with adequate feel of the road.
I have been very impressed with the longevity of the engine, and the fact that the engine management system cannot be caught out.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th February, 2002