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Don't panic

Hi I own a 52 plate ide 74,000 miles and love my car there are certain things you should know about these cars .
Change the oil on them frequently do not leave 17,000 between oil changes as dealer states . I would advise every 8,000 and bob in mobil 1 0 30 w kwik fit do this for 37.00 .
Also if you drive it steady before oil changes bob in engine flush and injestor cleaner as the engine can build up carbon deposites . If you thrash it dont bother
This next bit is very important only put genuine Renault spark plugs on this vehicle as i discovered and other members have fitting others lead to mis fire and poor fuel econ .
I have owned alot of vehicles and drive ones for a living and what I can tell you is my ide is the best car I have owned goes like the wind on the motor way I feel the failings of the bad reports are because of renault putting a ridiculous service interval on a performance car .
As others have said it a straight foward engine no turbo to blow
As all cars you get the occasional bad one built on a friday afternoon but as long as the cambelt has been changed and oil you should be fine if you have initale spec you have a top car .
If you need any help please just message me .

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