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Re: New user looking for buying advice

Get them to throw diagnostics in with that parts and labour warrantee.
They'll be offering an external insurance warrantee and I'll bet that diagnostics aren't included.
Also worth checking if the labour is capped.
You don't want to find warrantee will only pay 50 per hour (with dealers wanting 90) when you've got bits of gearbox on your drive. (just looking on the worst side, not saying it will )

As for reliability, As said, luck of the draw.
I personally don't think that they are any more unreliable then any other modern car stuffed with electronics.... though we do see many older ones suffering from tired or wet looms and connections
Look over othr makes forums and you'll see they all have their issues.
Having a good dealer or Renault savvy garage nearby does help if it does go wrong.
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