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View Poll Results: Which models would you like Renault to retain or think they should?
Laguna 16 28.57%
Espace 8 14.29%
Modus 7 12.50%
Wind 1 1.79%
Kangoo 1 1.79%
Laguna & Espace 13 23.21%
All 1 1.79%
None 9 16.07%
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post #21 of 39 (permalink) Old 27th December 2011
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Re: Which models should Renault retain?

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I thought Espace is all diesel now? Petrols were withdrawn late 2010 (probably stock clearing through dealers after then)
There's certainly no petrol Espaces listed on the Renault site now, and the Lag is only available with the 2.0 16v in Expression trim...

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Re: Which models should Renault retain?

Although the espace is being discontinued, will this be long term or will renault ever offer a new version in the future. The current one is getting a bit old, and sliding doors help a lot in this sort of car.
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Re: Which models should Renault retain?

I purchased a Laguna Coupe last year and was disappointed - but not really surprised - to see that it was to be dropped from the UK market this year. It has been a very slow seller, especially in V6 form.

However, dropping the Laguna III Hatch & Tourer seems like a bigger mistake to me. The III has been pretty reliable so far and Renault should be trying to build confidence by releasing a further-improved IV, not dropping it altogether.

In addition, it has to be said that UK dealers, for many different marques, not just Renault, have a very poor reputation and I can't see how reducing the number will improve service levels or encourage new buyers to Renault. In fact, it's far more likely to have a negative effect.
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Re: Which models should Renault retain?

The way I see it with many manufacturers is ''specialist vehicles'', the MPV which the Espace was is such, a family vehicle with sliding doors, something akin to the old vw campers where families can go out together and have fun, be it camping or a day out. Next on my list comes the vehicles that cater for different needs, the kangoo a friend inherited was transprt for a wheel chair bound person the vehicle easily modified to transport a person in a chair. Aside from the specialist requirements, what a car is is just a car, personal transport or the uninspiring family transport of which every manufacturer makes them and choice usually comes down to cost.

For me, specialist is the way to go, tailor a design to specific needs.

When I was young, I used to admire the Renault 4 tl as a better looking alternative to the Citroen 2cv economy car, even more so when I encountered one chomping along above the snow line in the Alps, but strangely a 2cv acadiane is something I seek soon as a viable trans sahara vehicle on a budget if I cannot afford a vw t3 syncro
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Well after today they should scrap all the scenic range I called at the Renault dealer in my town today to question the disasterous consumption figures on my scenic 111 1.5dci I am getting 41mpg and not the advertised 57.6mpg
However I was informed by the service department when he came out to check the computer display that it was fine and just like all the other customers showing 41mpg in fact mine was doing well as others are only managing 39mpg and he stated to me that the advertised fugures are not to be taken seriusly and the true consumption is 39 to 41 mpg
As I have spent the last couple of weeks at about 56mph with the cruise on I think he is telling the truth and am disgusted at the blatent lies in the manufacturers statements that it does 57.6
He informed me that it is not up to the 50+ mpg of my last renault because it is the latest engine and a re designed car
I have made a big big mistake buying this heap of sh*t and intend spreading this news by every means available to me
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