Renault Kangoo (99-08) - Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 02 Jun 2009
3
Simple, functional and spacious - the Renault Kangoo appeals to family buyers who are looking for straightforward practicality above anything else. Admittedly, the obvious van-like looks won't endear the Kangoo to everyone, but buyers looking for a value-for-money holdall will be smitten.
Renault Kangoo (99-08)
Spacious inside, sliding rear doors, practical
Based on a van, uninspiring performance, dull to drive, basic interior

New price range:

£8,585 - £13,595

Used price range:

£417 - £4,195

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

Simple, functional and spacious - the Renault Kangoo appeals to family buyers who are looking for straightforward practicality above anything else. Admittedly, the obvious van-like looks won't endear the Kangoo to everyone, but buyers looking for a value-for-money holdall will be smitten. It's perfect if you're self-employed too, taking on a huge load capacity at the fold of a seat and converting back just as easily to revert to a spacious family car. The sliding rear doors and ample headroom are great for ease of access, and although the engines are less than rip-roaring, this is unlikely to be high on a people carrier buyer’s priority.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

2.5 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

2.5 out of 5

Practicality

4.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

2 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

3 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

2.5 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Has been well and truly used and abused by me, filling it with half ton of garden waste, all kinds of heavy machinery, paving slabs and 5 heavy lads in boots. Even at 140,000 miles it still takes it.  

5 out of 5

Steve D'cruze ,   20 Apr 2015    ... read more

 The sliding side door- very good. The four 'flight lockers' in the rear. High driving position.  

3 out of 5

S Spud ,   31 Mar 2014    ... read more

 The entire thing. It has no carpets to get dirty so is easily kept clean, delivers 50+ to the gallon, has been the most reliable car I have EVER owned. On holidays it swallows luggage, fishing gear,...  

5 out of 5

Feel Good ,   11 May 2013    ... read more

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