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My Scenic 1.9dCi was four years old when it became such a nightmare I traded it in as a non-runner. I got almost nothing for it but don't regret doing it. Sometimes life is just too short.
We have a very good specialist Renault garage near us. Those guys are brilliant at what they do but they are tearing their hair out with the constant intermittent electrical problems on Renaults. To be fair it's not just Renault. Apparently if you want a reliable car these days it has to be Japanese - Lexus if you can afford it, otherwise any of the others.
We still have two Clios and an Espace. The old Espace just goes on and on and needs very little maintenance, although when it does go wrong the cost of parts is astronomical. But something has gone badly wrong with the quality of the newer Renaults. We'll be looking to get rid of the Clios before too long and we certainly won't be buying any more Renaults.
I disagree with an earlier comment about company cars, by the way. I've had quite a few in the past and always treated them like my own with no expense spared as it wasn't my money. They went to auction because they had reached whatever age or mileage, not because there was anything wrong with them. So I reckon some company cars can be a very good buy - the trick is to know which ones of course!
Currently in ChrisG_UK's garage:
1991 Renault Espace RXE V6