Ignore those petrol owning nancies they don't know what they're talking about
But seriously renault added an extended warranty to the 1.9s at 5 years and 90k miles (must have FSH) because of the number of
failures. When they go they have a nasty habit of taking out ancilliaries like the intercooler and
and sometimes the engine on a full runaway - you can't stall it with the start button so have to put it in 6th and stamp on the brake.
Having said that, most failures were due to
abuse and the long original service interval. You'll need full synth
changes at least every 9k miles plus regular
cleans to keep it from exploding. Keep an eye on the
level and either side of the pipework on the
for signs of failing seals; don't ignore a smoky exhaust. If you have a warranty for the first year of ownership that should insure against the previous owner being a dumb@ss and reving it from cold or shutting it off hot, and the frankly terrifying 18k semi synth
With these what are reasonable
ownership guidelines your derv renault should give decent service.
Also, in my experience avoid any work from the stealerships, they're thieves and likely don't do any of the work they say they do