Used Renault Kangoo (1999 - 2008) 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:

£287 - £3,208

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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...

 It's hugely practical, being a French farmer's car: you can chuck masses of luggage in and still have room, and you can drive it across a field, if you're so inclined. I have got 15 x 8-foot lengths...  

4 out of 5

Andrew Chapman ,   09 May 2016    ... read more

 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

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