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Renault Le Car, Coupe
#48 of 55 Re: Shifty: [isellhondas]
Jul 11, 2007 (2:14 pm)
Go to Buenos Aires and you'll see (and smell) hundreds of 504 diesel taxis. I imagine they're experts at maintenance. (sorry for the big pic)
#49 of 55 Re: Shifty: [isellhondas]
Jul 11, 2007 (2:15 pm)
My amsoil rep when I ran my shop had a Turbo Diesel wagon that ended up with the same fate as your friends. It went to about 275,000 miles before something broke that they couldn't get the part for.
The guy next to me could fix any of those, "funny fogiun cars" as people in southern Virginia used to call them. He pronounced thew wagon DOA after he saw what part has failed. You just couldn't get them in the US anymore.
#50 of 55 Renault Koleos/QM5
Nov 22, 2007 (3:35 am)
Renault Samsumg Motors., the South Korean affiliate of French automaker Renault, unveiled Monday (Nov. 19) its first ever SUV, the QM5 which will go on sale in the domestic market from early December. The same car but with a different grille will also be available under the Renault brand as the Koleos in 2008. The QM5 is based on the underpinnings of the Nissan Qashqai crossover which has proven quite successful in Europe. This is the news.
How can a company in the US import such a vehicle? It has supper off-road and on-road characteristics by the use of a switch (on/off). When it is ‘on’ all the AWD and front and rear suspension are affected electronically.
#51 of 55 Re: Renault Koleos/QM5 [batman47]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 22, 2007 (7:48 am)
They can only import it by building it to USA Federal specification. I suppose they could sneak a few in as museum pieces or race cars.
#52 of 55 Re: Renault Koleos/QM5 [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 22, 2007 (5:21 pm)
Perhaps the same could be said for cars imported into Europe (specifications). The reliability of American cars is just appalling.