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Old 20 August 2009, 12:54   #1
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Are RENAULT realy crap

After dealing with a very unhappy customer in work today about the continuous problems with a renault car she owns. I really belive now that renault are one of the most fault problematic cars in excistence,does everyone else have this same feeling towards renault vehicles.do you own a renault what are your experiences??
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After dealing with a very unhappy customer in work today about the continuous problems with a renault car she owns. I really belive now that renault are one of the most fault problematic cars in excistence,does everyone else have this same feeling towards renault vehicles.do you own a renault what are your experiences??
I used to work for Renault. I'd never own one...
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Allways wanted a Megane coupe. Couldnt wait to get rid off it after 2 months of problems -
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Old 20 August 2009, 16:03   #4
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Some great design, especially the forward thinking Espace when it first came out in the mid 80's, but totally useless mechanicals and electrics. And really flimsy construction, in particular the bodywork and trim. Good power to weight ratios on their engines, but I'd never buy one from choice.
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Old 20 August 2009, 16:27   #5
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I've had an Espace and a Laguna both great cars when they run, BUT they are as reliable as shit blown turbos are common spurious computer faults I'm convinced they build in faults in the software so that Dealers can make money you only have to google them. Funnily enough the more i neglect mine the more reliable it has become !!!!!!!!
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The new Scenic can only tow about 800kg, a lot less than the old one. Pretty rubbish when you compare it to a similarly sized Audi.
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Old 21 August 2009, 00:58   #7
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I generally keep away from Renault, Peugeot and Citreon.

I did have a 306 D-turbo which wasn'ta bad little car but then my brother got a 206 Gti and the body work was like tin foil!
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I had a laguna, Gearbox went twice, fuel injection pump was on the way out when I sold it. I was glad to see the back of it. Very comfortable car though. A nice car if some one else is paying for its up keep.

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Old 21 August 2009, 03:53   #9
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Old 21 August 2009, 04:02   #10
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I have a Renault Clio and a Citroen Berlingo.

The Renault has been great, the CitroŽn far from it.
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Old 21 August 2009, 05:08   #11
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I think they keep all the good ones in France and send all the duff 'friday' models over to blighty.

Our Espace got through 2 head gaskets and 2 torque converters in a matter of 2 or 3 years of very low mileage motoring, and not even towing anything.
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I had a new Renault Laguna 175bhp diesel on hire not long ago - stupidly fast top end but nothing lower down at all. Would be a nightmare to tow with. The clutch would smell on any hill start.

The Vectra I hired a few months later was a much better car overall.

I knew someone with an older Laguna - only car I have seen with an oil level or dipstick guage. It needed it as well - 1L of oil for every trip to London - 400miles.

Pugeots on the other hand seem to go for ever - or the older ones did. Mate had a Pug 309 that did 375,000 miles - the car fell apart - the engine was still going strong!!!
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Not allowed to touch a Renault, Father in law as a mechanic doesnt like them, they see the problem ones.

HAd a 206 but had a gearbox issue at 70K, decided to get rid of it, then the radio died, so traded it in.

OH has a 307, her dad reckons it wont pass its MOT when its next tested. its only a 52 reg.

I had a KA now got a focus, love it and would get another Ford again. Also like the way VW's still run, defo gettin one of them when i can
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You can say what you like about the bosch, but they dont half know how to build a motor
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You can say what you like about the bosch, but they dont half know how to build a motor
Yes but so do we - the new Jag/Land Rover V6 3L diesel is prob the finest diesel in the world - and it's made in Wales!!!

And the old Rolls Royce 6.75 V8 was replaced by a BMW V12 - and was then changed back to the RR engine.
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Would not by any French car on principle. What they did to Ryton was a slap in all of our faces IMO.
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I don't see the logic of buying any car other than British if you have your own business - everyone from the local shop keeper - pub owner - RIB training school - yacht chandler etc etc benefits from British people having jobs and more money to spend.

Buying a German or French car hardly puts much money into the UK economy does it?
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A British assembled car?

I'm not sure there are that many UK owned car firms, however those that are would present an intriguing choice, none of which would suit towing a RIB... Bristol, Ariel, Caterham, Morgan, Noble, Caparo...
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I had a new Modus, fantastic motor, cheap to run (diesel), I averaged 64 mpg in the 2 years I owned it. Wouldn't like to change the headlight bulbs, I think the front of the car has to come off.
Only sold it as we needed to tow, and yes another Frenchie, 2005 Citroen Berlingo 2HDl, this is a car I should have bought years ago, a van with windows, can't afford to be a car snob as am now retired.
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I don't see the logic of buying any car other than British if you have your own business...

Buying a German or French car hardly puts much money into the UK economy does it?
...well buying a German car will probably ensure you spend more time doing your business than worrying about the car whilst buying French car will be good for the UK ecconomy for years to come - as the local dealership/garage get paid to keep fixing it
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