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Vel Satis - Buyers Guide??

I am about to trade in my Laguna Sport Tourer for a Vel Satis. Any advice on things to watch out for specific to the Vel Satis would be gratefully received.

I am looking at about 8000 for a 2002 Privelege 2.2 with around 40k miles. Fair price?
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We don't have a large number of Vel Satis drivers knocking about, but the ones we do have are a helpful lot. Hopefully you'll get some good advice
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And when we get it, maybe we should create a PDF data sheet or something?
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Take a look on the Autotrader web site to get a price comparison - there are usually around 25 to 35 for sale in any given week. I tracked the prices for a while before I bought mine - there's a wide variation in prices. I got mine last September with 11,000 miles on the clock - now got 26,000. Trip computer was replaced under warranty (switched itself to metric) and new tyres all round at 20,000. That's a watch out - they need extra load tyres which are not cheap unless you find Kwik Fit etc offering 25% off from time to time. I replaced mine with Michelin Primacy (as original) at around 560 with the discount. At around 40,000 miles, that's worth paying attention to.
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Just last Friday, there was a used car review of the Vel Satis featured in the Irish Independent.

A luxury model for those seeking something different

Friday July 7th 2006

ALTHOUGH its life span was short (just three years), people looking to buy a big car should not be scared away form Renault's last flagship model, the Vel Satis.

First produced in 2002, the big MPV-like car was withdrawn from Ireland and the UK in 2005.

Renault had hoped to take a slice of the executive market by tempting owners of Mercs and BMWs to convert to their model. They failed, but that is no reason to condemn the car.

The biggest sin this car committed was its high level of depreciation. This is bad news for anyone who bought new but good news for those who want luxury and space (this car is almost five meters in length) and who don't have a fixation about a prestige badge.

The Vel Satis came here with a choice of three engines: 2.0-litre turbo 165 bhp, 3.5-litre V6 240 bhp and a 2.2-litre turbo diesel, which produces 150 bhp.

The pick of the engines is the 2.2 diesel, but don't turn your nose up at the 2.0-litre petrol because the 3.5 V6 is only slightly faster from 0-60mph.

Expect to get 30mpg on the smaller petrol engine and up to 40mpg for the diesel - the V6 just does not make sense unless you are on huge travel expenses.

The big plus for the Vel Satis is its very accommodating interior. Big door apertures open up to a class-leading amount of space. The car has three trim levels: Expression; Privilege; and Intaile. The base version has six airbags, ABS, alloys, traction control, climate control, air conditioning and CD.

But don't get too fussy as to the trim level you desire, since fewer than 200 were sold here.

The Vel Satis is a comfortable cruiser. It reigns supreme on the motorway while its composure slumps on twisty roads, especially when driven at pace.

Its large stature and light steering means it lacks the precision of a smaller car for such routes.

With a five-star NCAP rating, the vehicle has a distinct identity, although it is not the prettiest car ever designed by Renault.

The Vel Satis scores on luxury, comfort, generous equipment and, in its diesel guise, economy. With the greatest part of its depreciation behind it and the small number sold making it somewhat exclusive, this big car could bring one years of happiness.

Hope this helps. Best of luck with the car. I think they're quite a nice car, and I know a guy who owned an Almera 2.2 dCi (136 bhp version). It was quite a machine to go..great take off and power, so the bigger output in the Vel Satis (150 bhp i think?) should make it a cracker!
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