Used Renault Vel Satis (2002 - 2004) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 22 Apr 2014
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The British have never been fans of big, French executive models. Whether Vel Satis changes that is another story.

Renault Vel Satis (02-04)
Unconventional looks, safety
Unconventional looks, depreciation could be a shock

New price range:

£21,035 - £31,165

Used price range:

£305 - £2,004

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

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.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

5 out of 5

Reliability

2.5 out of 5

Running costs

2 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

2 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Relax driving style for long journeys, with plenty of room. Like driving your arm chair.  

5 out of 5

Bernard Brown ,   03 Feb 2012    ... read more

 Great access with higher seats and big doors. makes it very easy get my 89 year old father in and out. Pretty big boot and rear seats that fold down. Coped well with children going to and fro to...  

5 out of 5

Anonymous ,   12 Jun 2011    ... read more

 The size.. the boot is huge (rear seats dont fold right down though). Lots of leather and luxury. Very comfy seats, lots of power and not too bad fuel economy when cruising The best thing for my...  

3 out of 5

Alastair Clark ,   04 May 2011    ... read more

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