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“The worst car i have ever had, i hate it”

Written on: 24/06/2012

These car would be great if you could get the spares for them. Every time mine goes in it takes forever to get the correct parts. The prop shaft go on all of them, the viscous cupping fails and then rips the tyres to bitts and eventually breaks the gearbox. If you buy from eBay its because its the last ditch attempt for someone to get rid of theirs, the only other option is the scrap yard. That’s how I got stung. Renault do not want to help you with the RX4, I think they want it to go away… Read Full Review

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“2002 Diesel Rx4 Silver Elephant”

Written on: 11/04/2012

Likes plenty space and comfy to drive Bad points. Been a mechanical disaster since day one.Bought off Ebay cheap .Very tidy to look at 87000 miles.But engine had been doctored to sell. Got about 150 mls when big end went.Put in donor from 2003 car and put on new propshaft (Daves props )Thought right were sorted for the rest of its life but no two weeks later. left stranded would not start.Got a tow and hey presto started no problem,two weeks later same thing.Have now started carrying tester… Read Full Review

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Womblinfree's Comment

Written on: 14/03/2013

Hilarious to read and having one myself it has been parked at the mechanics for 4 months with every mechanic scratching their heads!! Everything is working it just won't bloody start? Any tips other than sensors and belts appreciated.. High pressure pump is th next suggestion, many thanks this is a new revelation and yet to be tested :-))))

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★★☆☆☆

“i have had this car 5years,and i definatley,would not...”

Written on: 21/05/2011

i have had this car 5years,and i definatley,would not have a renault rx4,i have two turbos and a rebuilt engine ,and it blow again,its a common fault with these cars,KEEP WELL AWAY,dont get me wrong loved it to bits,i realy did until,the turbo went the first time,had engine cleaned ,oil seals crank shaft done all parts rebuilt,and a reckon turbo fitted ,thought brill my babies back on the road yahoo,was buzzing,cost me as much as i paid for it,until,back end of november 2010,the turbo went… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 29/06/2011

Have emailed you a response. A disaster of a car to buy second hand. Very expensive to repair without the assistance of a lengthy warranty, two tubos in two years plus a reconditioned engine. A real white elephant. the plus it the most comfortable seats...especially when you are waiting for the recovery lorry!

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 02/09/2011

Hi

I have had the same happen to me. I bought my rx4 in sept 2010. since i got it it has done nothing but give me trouble. I have spent almost 3k n variouse repairs,. this aug 2011 the turbo blew. I loved this car for its parcticality and comfort but beilve me my advice is to steer clear of these cars they are of such poor quality and very prone to mechanical problems.

VJ London

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★★★★☆

“Practical. The plastic bumpers all round are a great...”

Written on: 07/08/2008 by pedmac02 (13 reviews written)

Practical. The plastic bumpers all round are a great idea, i no longer hve to worry about trollys, my kids or car doors.
Fuel economy is good, plent of cubby holes and the best part for me is the way the back door opens. I would recoment this car for someone with a family who like to be active or have a big dog… Read Full Review

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“These cars are bad news as a used car buy. Do your...”

Written on: 04/03/2008 by wnicol (1 review written)

These cars are bad news as a used car buy. Do your self a big favour and buy something else… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I have had this car for 6 years. In that time this...”

Written on: 19/12/2007

I have had this car for 6 years. In that time this car has been great to drive; and practical for a number of things like camping, parties, moving and anything i could throw at it. The ride is smooth and quiet and it is a pleasure to drive. Also, it doesn't look outdated at all, in fact i think it looks better on the road than a lot of other compact 4x4s models made to date.

I have two complaints as I said. A bigger engine would not be a bad idea, but would result in less fuel economy, which… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“This car has echoes of the brilliant Renault 16 in...”

Written on: 02/10/2007 by imaginac (1 review written)

This car has echoes of the brilliant Renault 16 in terms of seating flexibility, clever design and comfort. It's almost impossible to skid and traction is amazing in sand, gravel, mud and snow. Our daughter has a large trike to ride - I pull out two rear seats and it fits in perfectly leaving three seats intact. I stick my own bike on a simple rack over the spare wheel.

In my film making career I have lots of gear to lug around, so out come all three rear seats and I've got a HUGE space… Read Full Review

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“Wish they would drop the price of the Renault parts,...”

Written on: 06/05/2007 by andygea (1 review written)

Wish they would drop the price of the Renault parts, but there you go you can't have a vehicle like this and expect everything to be perfect… Read Full Review

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“All-in-all this Renault RX4 is the best vehicle I...”

Written on: 12/05/2006 by ambidexter (1 review written)

All-in-all this Renault RX4 is the best vehicle I have ever owned and is a near-perfect blend of a sport utility vehicle and a family estate/wagon. I bought it used and thus avoided the reportedly-high initial cost. While it is not designed for heavy off-roading, it has never failed me in cautiously-navigated snow or mud. I can confidently take this vehicle in any weather that Latvia can throw at it though I didn't test the -27C temperatures last winter. I appreciate that it has a normal key… Read Full Review

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Peter Millest's Response to ambidexter's Review

Written on: 19/12/2006

I'm English, but I live in France, and I'm about to buy an RX4 for my wife. 2001 with 78,000 kms and generally excellent condition; she loves the style of the vehicle. I'm more interested in the practical aspects, this review is a great help. Thanks.
<br/>Peter M

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Latman's Response to ambidexter's Review

Written on: 27/05/2008

I was intrigued by the fact that you have one in Latvia. I was fully intending to take mine to Latvia to have the petrol engine converted to LPG for a fraction of the cost here in the UK. I've used the Renault dealership in Riga with a previous Scenic and was very impressed by their helpfulness (so could get other things done at the same time). Unfortunately, can't go anywhere at present because the engine (which has done 140,000) has developed a dieselish clicking sound and no one can work out what it is. This is accompanied by the exhaust system warning light appearing on the dashboard intermittently and I've already had the Aplha sensor thing changed once recently. The garage are recommending a new engine!

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★★★★☆

“As a mountain biker who also helps maintain trails in...”

Written on: 07/04/2006 by IAR1963 (1 review written)

As a mountain biker who also helps maintain trails in some woodland, the Renault RX4 -lite is actually pretty useful - we also live on a farm. We previously owned a normal scenic and the RX4 provided the same spacious and practical package for family motoring.

Ok, the bad stuff. We bought ours secondhand and this I suspect is where caution pays. If used as intended the RX4 is probably as reliable as any other Renault (not perfect then...) but I suspect ours was used for some serious towing… Read Full Review

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“I love the Renault RX4 1.9DCi and so do the kids with...”

Written on: 23/11/2005 by gixer800 (1 review written)

I love the Renault RX4 1.9DCi and so do the kids with loads of cubby holes, picnic tables, and twin sunroofs to mention a few points, good performance and superior economy over the likes of the Landrover, Three grander' sorry ment to say Freelander etc...
Yes I have converted from the agricultural Three grander to the plush RX4.
This vehicle is excellent and far better option… Read Full Review

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“I have had the Renault RX4 1.9DCi 4x4 for nearly two...”

Written on: 30/06/2005 by zakfessas (1 review written)

I have had the Renault RX4 1.9DCi 4x4 for nearly two years and have got an on going problem with the car. It seems to lose power when a signal shows heater plugs faliure. It has been to the garage twice and had ERG valves replaced. Problem still ongoing. Now at the garage for a few days to find the problem. Had a compressor change for aircon. Alternator problem. All under warranty. Everything seems okay after this and once we find this problem I am sure the car will run perfect. It is a cool… Read Full Review

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Mayfield's Response to 199780_zakfessas's Review

Written on: 29/09/2005

i have exactly the same problem and although its not completely cured it did help when i put some injector cleaner in the tank.
<br>please advise on the outcome from your dealer as i am curious as to what the problem is ?
<br>many thanks

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Frub1964's Response to 199780_zakfessas's Review

Written on: 09/11/2008

I have the same problem on my French registered left hand drive. The problem is that if the majority of your driving is at low revs, the EGR valve gets sooty deposits on the piston and sticks. Try giving the car a boot full of throttle and you`ll probably find as you hit around 3,500 revs a plume of black will come from the exhaust. Hopefully the engine will feel crisper after that.

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“This is a vehicle in a class of it's own. Being an...”

Written on: 08/04/2005 by justrx4 (1 review written)

This is a vehicle in a class of it's own. Being an owner of 2 Renault vehicles, I can say that the Renault RX4 1.9DCi is definitely a choice for the conscious and safe driver of our times. This car thinks for itself whether you drive on or offroad. I even pulled a Landrover TD5 out of a mud patch I just went through and I have it on video. I'd like to think that this little semi 4x4 is the Tasmanian devil of the early 21st century. Well done to Renault - lets hope they re-introduce this vehicle… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Generally I regret buying this Renault RX4 1.9DCi 4x4....”

Written on: 24/10/2004 by willian nicol (1 review written)

Generally I regret buying this Renault RX4 1.9DCi 4x4. It is not a good car to drive. It always seems like it is struggling.
It is particularly bad on motorways. It struggles to return 34mpg(diesel 1.9dci)and is very noisey. Most of these cars will never go off road so why is the gear ratio so awful for road use. The front window demisters are terrible… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“After looking at car markets for some time just trying...”

Written on: 26/09/2004 by paul anderson (1 review written)

After looking at car markets for some time just trying to find the model we wanted was a task as the Renault RX4 1.9DCi 4x4s are very much sought after. We finaly bought a used model from a dealership and once bought we loved it. Its driving position is unsurpassed and the room and extras that came with it are second to none. We have recently been going off road and it has coped with everthing its had thrown at it. Its also not bad on fuel considering its imense size… Read Full Review

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Wnicol's Response to paul anderson's Review

Written on: 05/03/2008

Not too bad a car but wait until the turbo breaks, and it will. Wait until the prop shaft goes and it will. wait until the cat goes and it will because there is no support all along its length.
<br/>The car trade don,t want to know it as a used car. It,s about as desirable as an ashtray on a motorbike.

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“The RX4 manual version has the worst gear ratio in any...”

Written on: 02/07/2003 by coral. (1 review written)

The RX4 manual version has the worst gear ratio in any car I have ever driven. In fact when you slow down from third to second gear in order to go around a corner or roundabout, it shudders so badly as if the engine cannot cope. Is there anybody out there with the same problem?… Read Full Review

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Alexwar's Response to coral.'s Review

Written on: 25/04/2004

Reason for the noide is due to the 4WD System where the Limited Slip Differential will sense the difference between front abd back wheels on a sharp turn and act ..meaning blocking to 4WD Mode

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★★★★★

“Took a long hard look at the SUV market. For price,...”

Written on: 09/12/2002 by CSB. (1 review written)

Took a long hard look at the SUV market. For price, spec & ability the Renault RX4 won hands down. Twin elec sun roofs, A/C, climate control, all the usual boys toys. Is at home on the road or in the dirt. Can mix it with the exec cars as well. Renault have worked on this vehicle and will have to go some on the update. It even converted a Freelander owner !!!… Read Full Review

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“Took a long hard look at the SUV market. For price,...”

Written on: 09/12/2002 by CSB. (1 review written)

Took a long hard look at the SUV market. For price, spec & ability the Renault RX4 won hands down. Twin elec sun roofs, A/C, climate control, all the usual boys toys. Is at home on the road or in the dirt. Can mix it with the exec cars as well. Renault have worked on this vehicle and will have to go some on the update. It even converted a Freelander owner !!!… Read Full Review

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Dollyannie6's Response to CSB.'s Review

Written on: 18/01/2004

I will agree totally with the written review. It is a splendid car to drive both off road and on. I would recommend anyone to purchase it as you will not be disappointed. Extremely comfortable seating. I live in a pretty remote area and the car has to cope with steep hills and bumpy roads. It handles these tasks admirably.

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Alexwar's Response to CSB.'s Review

Written on: 25/04/2004

Yes it is definitely a good package. The only downsize the engine itself ( I drive a 2l petrol). With supposely 101KW of Power..where..I don't know..it looks like 80KW.

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