Driver heated seat failure.
Rear brakes (disc type), the handbrake mechanism on the calipers is rubbish (usual story - crap auto adjusters).
This car is much faster than you would expect by looking at it - will do 0-60 in sub 9 secs and top speed of over 120mph.
These cars like speed - cruise happily at a ton, but when driven slow twitches about on the road a bit, steering as secretive as the KGB. heavy without power steering.
Engines love cold weather.
Engine is noisy at revs (typical Renault), but with the Fenix multipoint injection it's very smooth.
Despite what the motor reviewers say, these cars are reliable and very underrated; the likes of comparable Fords and Vauxhalls bought for similar money can't hold a candle to these motors.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th January, 2001