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post #9 of (permalink) Old 7th March 2007
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I will happily give you the advice of a 'vel satis' driver, I have driven mine since october 2005 , it was 2nd hand with 1 previous owner and so far ( touching every piece of wood in sight) I have only encountered these minor probs:
1, recalled due to being tempramental when starting, but give Renault their due it has been sorted.
2, Door lights on passenger side work when the wind is blowing in the right direction!
3, Drivers door hinge has a slight 'clunk' but i'm sure a bit of WD40 can solve it
4, Door card or rear drivers side door loose
5, Climate control panel has a tendancy to flicker, nothing a slap won't cure.

I love my car and I also love the stares it receives as it passes MOST cars on the motorway!, Yes the tyres are expensive ,yes it is high matenience, yes it's too long to park in tesco car parks......But would I change it???

Go for the diesel and I'm sure you'll get another 100000 miles from it,I'll look forward to seeing you in the fast lane of a motorway soon!
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