3 out of 5 3.0
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Renault Vel Satis (02-04) - rated 3 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £21,035 - £31,165
Used price £315 - £2,180
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £305 - £330
Insurance group 27 - 33 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Unconventional looks, safety

CONS

Unconventional looks, depreciation could be a shock

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The British have never been fans of big, French executive models. Whether Vel Satis changes that is another story. MPV-like looks aren't to everyone's tastes, and there's not quite as much room as you'd expect inside. The interior seems designed for middle class French ladies transporting their poodles to the parlour. Almost camp and quite funny to be in, but spec is good and it seems very safe.

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