I use my Kangoo as a company work horse and have found it to be very reliable and economical.
I bought mine with 44,000 miles on the clock at 18 months old. It is now 4 years old with 70,000 miles on the clock. During my ownership I have only had to replace the front disks and pads.
Yes it is basic and the quality of the interior is not high, but it is very comfortable and long journeys are not a problem.
The 1.5 DCI 80BHP engine is a great power unit and returns 50mpg and is very easy and smooth to drive.
Interesting that another owner has the knocking from the suspension.
I had this looked at when I first bought my Kangoo.
The Renault dealer had the car for 3 days and changed just about everything but the knocking is still there.
But 26,000 miles on and the tyres wear evenly, it has passed two MOT's and the noise is no worse so I just live with it.
It was a toss-up between a Kangoo and a Berlingo. Knowing what I know now, I made the wrong choice. Faults include a rattling noise from the steering column, doors locking and unlocking whilst driving, emergency "serve" light coming on intermitently, squeaking noise from wheel. The rattling noise is still evident even after drive shaft replacement and new steering column replacement. Dealer tried to tell me that it was a "characteristic" of the Kangoo!!! I really do think that I have bought a pig in a poke, which is unfortunate because the overall design and its practical features really does suit my needs.
Further to my previous review, I ended up getting rid of my Kangoo after only having it for six months. The reason being that it developed a dangerous fault whereby it would accelerate when I took my foot off the accelorator to apply the brake, and whilst depressing the brake, would actually gain speed. This happened with not only me, but my husband and the garage mechanic driving it. When pulling up at a roundabout, it shot me out into the path of an on coming lorry. After extensive tests by Renault, they sumarised by saying it was a 'feature' of the vehicle !! I cancelled the contract. Interesting to note the Renault in France that would not stop and likewise gained speed upon braking, where the police had to clear the motorway until it ran out of fuel.
This was the perfect car to drive a teenager with his full drum kit. I like quirky cars and am not bothered about style. I do like the small refinements included, such as remote locking and the steering-wheel radio control.
However the downside has been the expensive repairs and unreliability. It has needed two clutches because of an oil leak. The ECU and numerous other electrical and computer faults. I would have another if I knew it would be reliable, but never again - sorry!
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