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Beautiful Design & Comfort - but buggy!
I use this car mainly for work (I am a photographer). I use it every day multiple times and have the car serviced every 15K's. My mechanic was surprised I brought a Renault after four Mazda's and feels they have more issues than other cars. Having said that, overall the vehicle is quite nice to drive. I purchase a new car every two years for my company.
When the Koleos is working it's very nice to drive and smooth on the road. It has good handling, reasonable fuel economy (especially in ECO mode) and has plenty of space in the cabin. Without t...he issues below I would most likely be very happy indeed. There is one major driving issue IMO though, the drivers side blindspot looking forward turning right (Australian roads). The side mirror is so big that it creates a blind spot, so when you are turning you can't see the lane and if there is a traffic island its very easy to hit it, even more so turning with multiple lanes and trying to stay centred as its hard to see the road. The car interior is leather and nicely finished off with colour coded stitching and ambient light features right through the car that can be changed from the R-Link system (main screen). The colour and the brightness can be changed to set the mood for the cabin,. It has nice strips on the doors too that light up, a very nice touch. Front and rear AC and USB ports are a nice touch too. The Navigation screen is great (when its working), and works in portrait mode using Android Auto with a small developer change, but does not work in portrait mode using Apple carPlay (which is a shame as there is this big screen and it can only display in landscape). I have reported this to Apple but don't hold your breath! The R-Link system is ok but again so many issues connecting the app to it and updating it etc... its nice but its clunky IMO. Its not always easy to find what you are looking for and it has this annoying habit of always defaulting back to digital radio which in my area does not work and pops in and out intermittently. There should be a feature to turn it off completely in the menu as I will never use it and its annoying! Small things but irritating! The Koleos does have stop/start when you stop at traffic lights the engine switches off but thankfully this can be turned off by the dealer (this is why I changed from Mazda as they could not turn it off on request). This has to be one of the most annoying things ever, but thankfully it can be turned off!
Purchased in October 2018 at Gateway Motor Group for $41,035.00.
Questions & Answers
All of a sudden the volume control has stopped working in the radio. Can't turn up or down only mute. Neither the volume knob below main screen or buttons by steering wheel will work?
Can't find anything about this in manual either.
Hi I was wondering if you had this fixed as it’s just happened to my car
The volume control has just stopped working all of a sudden. You can mute but won't go up or down. Neither the knob under the main screen or the buttons on below steering wheel work. Looked in the manual but can't find anything.
Sorry I can’t help with this.Just another Renault electrical issue.I hope someone can help because sure as hell Renault won’t be able to
Hi just wondering if you found out what was wrong with the radio
Hi Kylie, not really I ended up having to book it into the car dealer workshop and they connected it to the computer and reset it and it worked properly again.
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|Category||Midsize / Medium SUVs|
|Transmission||Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Fuel Consumption||8.3 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.5L|
|Max Power||126kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||226Nm @ 4400rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||South Korea|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||2,000 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||210 mm|
|Release date||Jan 2016|
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