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Very underrated vehicle, but much admired wherever I go. Petrol engined versions are a gem and reasonably cheap to buy because people most prefer diesel. Easily achieves 30 mpg on long runs at 70 mph, up to 35 mpg in past. Always had Jaguar before, but this is far more practical, giving the space of an estate but the compact cosiness of an everyday hatchback. 2002 model so avoids high road tax, 3.5 V6 will last forever. Beautiful leather, sat nav, sunroof, climate, xenon's, cabasse stereo & sat nav all standard, heat reflective windows and wooden steering wheel factory fit options. Backrests have two separate electric motors to adjust top & bottom of seat, electric lumbar in addition. Car cannot rust, has great presence on the road but is light in construction. Big brakes, joyful gearbox, superb sounding engine - purrs around town but howls when raced. Treasured from new by some owners so full history excellent cars not too difficult to find at a reasonable price. Alternatively, many Vel Satis's available very cheaply as not in A1 condition. Continued to be made in France until 2008 so a cherished plate can make this look modern and majestic, still being used by French Government as Presidential Cars.
I have owned the car for 3 years now and it has been undoubtedly the worst car I have ever owned for reliability. Renault cannot do electrics, my mirrors, windows and lights have a life of thier own. The gearbox cannot make a journey without going into limp home mode, the engine management system keeps showing a fuel injection fault and goes into limp home mode and the battery (brand new) is depleted if the car is not started every day. Renault dealers answers are, re-new gear box, re-new engine management sytem, re-new, re-new, re-new, they couldn,t diagnose a specific problem and the spares for a Vel Satis are astronomical. Wiper blades over £70, a bulb £70 a recommended tyre £175. Comfy car but thats as far as I would go. I think I may just be about to get rid of it by selling it for export, at a loss I might add.
DO NOT BUY ONE
I have had this car since 3 year its is one of the most comfortable car in the market but the engine is very week it keeps leaking oil and no mechanic can find the cause. If the engine was like a german engine then no doubt this would be the best car
For the price you can buy a Velstatis for you will not get a car that will give you has much back for the price I've. been a mechanic for 41 years and my velstatis is realy good I would buy another