Manual gearbox 1.6 5 speed express model with decent seats.
Good on petrol and easy to drive. Good ride quality and great seats. So far very reliable. Well equipped with decent a/c with climate control, great cubbyholes and very good design rear door. 1.6 motor is adequate power although I wouldn't mind a bit more especially when using the air conditioning and a bit of a load. Motor tho is flexible and doesn't mind From low revs.. plus it's a van so it doesn't get driven like a sports car. Good finish overall and so far easy to service. Had cheap tyres when I bought it and decent Continentals transformed the noise level and the ride and handling. Is a good drive now..
Purchased in May 2020 for $7,000.00.
Terrible for daily use
This is one of the least comfortable cars i´ve been. Unfortunately I used for work (i work as a delivery driver) and my back has started hurting because the clotch pedal is not hidraulic and is very stiff. The chushion seats feel very cheap, your back will notice. They also don´t have almost any type of grip so be careful when doing roundabouts! Lol.
Overall a notable bad experience with renault.
Daily work van with minor issues
This is a commercial car just out of warrenty used for getting deliveries from a to b
The car is used daily and other then some poor quality issues is doing ok.
The car is serviced as per log book or just prior to keep it in top shape.
I had a fuel issue that was repaired under warrenty
I see the underbody cover has started deteriating only done 60k
Purchased in March 2019.
I bought this PURELY for my dogs and to commute to work and I thought to save money on petrol as smaller engine. because of this I now miss the things I loved about my previous Car which had multiple cup holders and cruise control and outside temp and a clock where I could see it!
Sadly this Kangoo has one just one cup holder. In a van, meant for tradies..... this small hole does not fit any keep-cups, the so called “holder” is also so shallow if you break heavily your drink goes flying out of the hole spilling everywhere and even more danger...
Purchased in July 2019 for $9,500.00.
ABS Issue on 2016 Renault Kangoo Maxi , Service performance very questionable
I like to write about an ABS issue on my 2016 Renault Kangoo....
Its eye opening in regards to custoumer care by Renault on Warranty issues.
In Jan 2018 my car developed an ABS fault. ABS, ESC, TC , Hill holder, Eco gear shift indicator ( all connected to ABS system ) not working any more.
I was living in Jinderbyne at the time , so I tooke the car to the Renault Dealer in Albury.
Fault code was Left Rear Wheel Spreed Sensor Circuit malfunction.
They checked the left rear WSS and found it demaged by stones or debris ( On the rear whe...
Purchased in September 2016.
Why did you bother!
Given van version by insurer after accident,thanks ! Firstly it is like driving a dustcart it is much too "muscular" ie Chelsea tractor mould, around town is a constant nightmare of threading the needle in traffic. Next is the lack of engineering finesse, it bumps steers like no tomorrow, meaning any corner above 25 mph you may be 4" over frome entry combined with first problem......! Then usability it fails massively, you think you have a decent load space butt the doors conspire against you and there is a real hook in the profile of the doo...r frame which beat the back of my head into submission to the point of entertaining in a genuflecting manner. Then there is the brakes,touch your foot against the pedal,nothing,drop a feather on your foot Emergency stop!! I've just been rear ended and they give me this! Again poor quality nothing to do with setup, it means feathering the brakes on approach to hazards to prevent rear car ingress .Plus points, I'm returning it when my VW gets better, thankfully I didn't have to pay to find this out!
Renault Kangoo - an impressive small van.
The Renault Kangoo - a joyfully French take on a small commercial vehicle.
The Kangoo is a likeable, economical and car-like van with character.
There is a range of options and accessories available to tailor the design as you wish.
At home in urban areas, the Kangoo is also excellent on highway trips.
- Kangoo X61.II (2013-2021)
Excellent choice of work vehicle
My perfect work van,120K trouble free. Comfortable/Quite ride for long rural to short city driving. Great access to your cargo or tools of trade. Useful clearance for underground car parking even with roof racks fitted. Aftermarket rear air suspension easily fitted at low cost. Running expenses low stick to original Continental tyres as good for 50k +. Will definitely trade in for same again.
P.S. Speed limiter ideally suited for inner city 40K zones
Terrible experience and big mistake on buying this van
Our company decided to purchase this Van last 20th Nov 2015 and Thought that the market price of this van was great but NO!!! Worse mistake on purchasing this one.
Our Renaul Kangoo Van started to have problem with the CLUTCH.
Our truck has only done 28000 km and the clutch on pick up has not been as good as the others and been to the fact that it was only small millage and only been driven around Melbourne CBD.
We are so disappointed with the quality of this Van and took it for SEVICE believing it will be UNDER WARRANTY!!
But to ou...r dismay this Sales Manager at Essendon wanting us to pay and bill it for us and refuse to fix under warranty! All of our trucks HINO, 2 x FUSO, HYUNDAI has never had a clutch problem and well looked after and been serviced on time.
The cooling system as we generally know it consists of a engine core circuit, a radiator circuit and a heater circuit.
Usually the heater circuit is an extension of the radiator circuit, and usually you can get warm air into the cabin after engine operating temperature is reached and the thermostate opens.
(Some Renaults have heater elements inside the heater circuit in order to deliver already warm air to the cabin for comfort and demister before opeeatin temp. is reached.
The 2016 Kangoo Maxi 1.5 diesel does not seem to have tho...
Not highly recommended
Nice car to drive but not a driver friendly inside, the handbrake is an obstacle under the gearbox stick, The door side pocket unusable while driving except for a drink bottle. I find it very noisy even when in neutral as if it's a Diff or bearing noise. for a small van I took it back to the dealer workshop and they blamed the type of Tyres. although all over the van is ok I will NOT buy a Kangoo ever again I will go back to the Citroen Berlingo which I drove for 10 years without any issue. I forgot the worst Bluetooth ever, every one I talk to...say they can't hear me and ask if I can get off it. It's going back to the dealer workshop for hopefully repair. The navigation system I put is too far to reach, I need to undo my seatbelt to change direction.
Maxi Crew is excellent
This is the perfect mini van for my business needs as sometimes I carry things and other times people. The manual is better as you have more control. I love this car. It has all the modern comforts but not the hassle of a big van. I can park in shopping centres.......van owners you know what I mean.
Great little van.
Recently traded in my 2014 Renault Traffic van for a 2016 kangoo maxi van.Fantastic around city compared to a bigger van.Just like driving a go cart.I work as a courier around Sydney and the more manoeuverable(spelling?) kangoo is great.Very car like in its handling.Ive only had it for around a mth but its good.It does whats its meant to do I suppose.Can fit a pallet in the rear doors.Fairly cheap to run,but its not giving me the same klms out of a tank that I got from the much bigger trafic,considering the trafic had a 2ltr engine and was auto....This van is a 1.5ltr and manual.At the moment I'm getting about 900klms out of a tank.The trafic gave me around 1150..Maybe after its first service it might be better so I'm told.Maybe its tuned to run a little on the rich side until its run in.? But I'm fairly happy with it.The only things I could fault with it are probably only little annoying things like the drivers seat belt latch.With the seat extended to its max height,i smack my knuckles on the console nearly every time I push the seat belt back in because the stalk isn't long enough with the seat in high position.Maybe I have big feet but I'm constantly crashing feet when braking or using the clutch.The pedels I feel are just a fraction too close together.The only other thing I would say is I miss having the left side window in the sliding door in the back.Sometimes its only guess work when reversing or turning out of some streets.I could get one fitted but not sure what that would cost but will see how I go with it.I got both my vans from Brian Hilton Renault in Gosford and both times I got a great deal and certainly they bent over backwards to get things done for me. I suggest if your up that way and are looking for a Renault,track down Lindsay Brown in the new car showroom.If anyone can get you into a new car he can.Nothing is too much trouble.. 217000ks and still going strong. Indicator stalk stopped working but replaced under warranty. Ok,it's now close to 5yrs old. It's done 280000klm now. Still good, cheap to run overall. Has had 1 cv joint done, alternator and all 4 shocks. Today it's oil pressure light came on so stay tuned. But can't complain, things don't stay new forever. Was just a sensor, no probs.
Purchased in August 2016 for $28,000.00.
Too complex to maintain
Any Renault with a al4or dpo transmission, this unit suffers from debris from the friction clutches with the steel spacers pumping the debris around the unit causing damage to valve body/solinoids/seals/bearings/bushings /torque converter, the fluid for these units HAS TO BE FULLY SYNTHETIC, not dextron 2 or 3 or semi synthetic, these units run hot and have poor cooling and I'm in the UK, the unit has a condition sensor that measures heat/viscosity and will flag the computer to limp mode,lock out if the fluid gets thin, another fault probably c...aused by debris is the converter lock up not locking up between shifting this causes the engine rev up because the converter can't lock the drive to to the diff/wheels and it thuds in it can flag limp/lockout, Basically this unit has been designed to make millions for Renault dealerships, even if you replace the emv valves/solinoids you need to upgrade the software, if you think you can reset the gearbox computer with an after market diagnostic unit think again because the Renault clip software is only used by transmission shops and Renault, There is a counter in the computer that has to reset after fluid is added, our Renault modus does not have a drain plug but did manage to get 2 ltrs out via the condition sensor at the bottom of the box, I did not have the engine running at the time but will try that one later . Right diggers that's my take on the Renault automatic al4 /dpo as fitted a lot of Renaults Hope it helps !
Not for tall drivers.
I've done 12,000km on my Kangoo PHII petrol, so far so good.
Clock's accurate, plenty of torque, no problem hauling a load of tools, roof rack, will easily do 100km/h even with a 600kg enclosed trailer in tow.
Manual gearbox shifts very well, handles well on the street, rides great (in fact best riding car I've ever owned!), fairly quite on the open road.
Best tank to date of 6.0l/100km in all city use, around 8 with the trailer in the city.
Problems? I'm 6'0" tall and really can't drive the thing for more than an hour, If I do I ca...n barely walk when I get out. The seat height adjuster is useless because it also moves the seat forward, and the seat is already all the way back on it's runners. At a guess, I'd suggest a long test drive if you're any taller than 5'6".
Questions & Answers
What are the service intervals for a timing belt on a 1.6lt petrol ?
hi I am looking at buying a Renault kangoo 2018 SWB EDC f61 phase 2. after reading some reviews here I don't know if I should get one, it is used and has about 92,000 km on the car.
I am just wondering if the van is any good or have you run into problems with these vans?
Hi. Have a Kangoo 1.6 manual and was just saying to a friend that it was a great idea buying it...has been a pearl. Great design but it was in a good condition with a new clutch and cambelt...best thing I did thou was to put good continental tyres on it...transformed the ride, noise and handling.. has been 100 per cent reliable. new gearlever leather was the only repair that was a necessary thing to do. Just check for oil leaks esp gearbox...Can be a problem if the drive shaft seals are leaking or perished...possibly empty gearbox of oil if left long enough...Cheers
thanks for the tips
Thoughts on the kangoo being an all rounder - work car tuggerah to Sydney every week day .. then camper when over work lol
I like the caddy but the reviews on it are scary!
I have 2019 model Kangoo diesel auto from Hilton Gosford. At 17000 kms had a new gear selector unit installed in March and still have problem with Reverse being so sloppy that a 4mm play puts it in N or P.
No help from Gosford dealer so working with Newcastle. It’s a no from me.
Thanks I dodged it in the end
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|Release date||Jan 2013||Jan 2004||Jan 2007||Jan 2010|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2007||Dec 2010||Dec 2013|
|Replaced by||Renault Kangoo X76.II||Renault Kangoo X61.I||Renault Kangoo X61.II|
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