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2.5 out of 5 2.5
Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5
Renault Avantime (02-03) - rated 2.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £24,050 - £28,450
Used price £2,715 - £4,875
Used monthly cost £68 - £122
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £325
Insurance group 30 - 32 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Bold styling, genuinely different, rare sight

CONS

No diesel, not as practical as it looks

Renault Avantime rivals

Written by Simon Harris on

The Avantime represents a time when Renault was into making bold styling statements. It's a four-seat coupe based on the third-generation Renault Espace. Its tall design with imposing angles and intricate detailing found a few friends in the UK, but numbers never reached the 1500 a year originally predicted by Renault, and the model faced similar problems with demand elsewhere in Europe, with slow sales eventually sealing the fate of the Matra company that built it for Renault.

Only petrol models were brought to the UK, and equipment levels are good, but the Avantime is more about making an entrance than the journey itself.

Renault Avantime rivals