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I tend to agree with L2O's views. Although failing window regulators is much more of a problem on Citroen Picassos.
We had a brand new Picasso - and had 2 regulators fitted inside 12 mths, we were gluttens for punishment and bought another Picasso, 6mths old - window reg was replaced before we bought it and that was on its way out when we sold it 2 yrs later.

We have also had bad experience with a Nissan Primera - incompetant dealer, also tried using "secondhand" parts to eliminate fault although car was under manufacturers warranty!!

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I've had little (actually no) experience of Renaults prior to getting the Espace this time last year.

What surprises me from reading posts on this forum is just how many Renaults have covered huge mileage.

Loads of people post with stuff like ďsuch and such has just gone and I've only done 130,000 miles etc etcĒ. I remember thinking that cars were knackered after 60,000 miles which puts it into perspective for me.

Generally speaking we are talking about budget to average priced motors here, not premium brands with matching prices. Don't get me wrong, that doesn't excuse Renault (or anybody else for that matter) for producing an inferior product but, like Mercedes, I think Renault have suffered recently from a few technology advances that have bitten them on the ass. Renault will come good again in my view. What you canít knock them for is creating good value, great looking motors with lots of toys.

Iím a big believer in what Boney said earlier in the thread, I occasionally have a read through a couple of Porsche forums and believe me, if you owned a modern Porsche you'd be scared to death of using it

Of course, not having experience of them I could be talking baloney but thatís my observation.
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I tend to ignore stuff from forums as far as reputations go as forums like this are to help with problems. What amazes me is how many people seem to have only bad words for Renaults.

It's become a bit of a joke here at work, with me and another renault owner trying to defend the marque! We're losing! We just had a delivery guy in and asked him (we're asking everyone) if he liked Renaults. Apparently he sold his Trafic last year and went back to a Transit as he had a lot of problems with the Trafic.

My colleagues are loving this!
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Originally Posted by Laguna II Owner
With the current car however it must be said that things like the window regs failing prematurely has made me consider changing loyalitys.

Now where's the Mazda, Honda forums
I agree with you L20, and even though my current renault has not caused too much of a headache for me, I am considering a Honda Civic for my next car. The bad press from new cars puts me off too much
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