What does this car say about you?
I car about using less fuel.. I often carry alot of stuff and people.
What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Mostly think it is practical and stylish.
Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, it has halved my fuel bill.
What are you likely to buy next?
If I need more space but want to keep the economy I might look at the Skoda Fabia or Octavia Greenline II range.
Type of dealer you bought from?
Did you buy this car new?
What price did you pay?
When did you buy the car?
Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes, the car had not sold in six months at the garage so along with a good price the dealer included brake servicing and its first MOT. Also got a fair part-ex on the old Vectra which had notched up 168,000 miles.
Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I drive alot and cover 15,000 miles a year. Fuel costs and load space were a major factor. I was replacing a 2005 Vauxhall Vectra 1.8i.
What was the dealer like?
It was bought from a Renault dealer and the experience was very good. He understood the car and could answer all my questions.
What's it like to drive?
If you drive for economy it is very very unexciting however if you want to pick up the pace it is more than capable, Once the revs pick up you can feel the turbo boost kicking in.
What's it like to park?
Really easy....good visibility and tight turning,.
Living with it
Have you had any problems with the car?
No, it has not been exciting but it has done what I need it to do.
What's most practical about your car?
Load space is excellent and the fuel economy. Town driving we tend to get 60-65 average motorway driving 65-75. Best yet.. 130 mile round trip motorway and A roads averaged 82 mpg.
Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The onboard computer feeding you your instant and trip MPG can get addictive at times. It really helps you to learn to use less fuel though.