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post #3 of (permalink) Old 26th February 2006
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I've had to call out the breakdown services for my last 2.0 IDE a few times, and it invariably ended up going to the dealer for remedial work. In most cases, their computer doesn't even list the 2.0 IDE engine in the diagonstics menu, so they're doing well to even read a fault code from it.

Look round the forum for info on the IDE , and then consider either getting shut pretty sharpish or buying an extended warranty (either from Renault or elsewhere.) The IDE is an excellent engine when it's working well, but it all too often suffers from serious faults that prove horrendously expensive to repair.

Bearing in mind that you've only had it a fortnight and it's spent over half of that time in the dealer, I'd be inclined to pursue them for a refund and buy something else. If you can twist their arm into letting you swap for the later 2.0 VVT then go for it.
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