Is it worth buying used Koleos and what we should be aware of when buying one?
Renault Koleos has been present on the market for a long time now. During these few years, some of the owners probably thought of getting a newer model, so that we now have a great opportunity to buy a second-hand car. But is it worth to buy used Koleos?
Let's see what the usual drivers pay attention to and what we should look for when buying a second-hand model. Let me note at first that when deciding to choose Koleos, you are choosing a really decent car. Maybe not everyone will be delighted with its style, but that's not the point. SUV is a car that has to perform well in the city and off road so its usability is what counts, not the esthetics. It is just a matter of taste. I know people who are delighted with the appearance of my Koleos.
Renault Koleos is technically very close to the Nissan X-Trail. The result for the customer is the huge amount of electronics on board. Yes, it is very useful and helpful for the driver, but as it happens with electronics – they can be unreliable. Therefore, buying a used Koleos we should carefully check the electronic components. Please check everything from navigation, the central locking, ending with the wipers. Many users have reported a problem with random faults of ABS sensors, ESP, engine, steering column lock or a Hands Free system.
It is also worth to check leather items in more detail. If the previous owner cared about them, they should not be so bad. Body parts also may scare you with rusty streaks. This is really rare, however, chassis components can often surprise in an unpleasant way.
If a used Koleos that you are interested in has a diesel engine, you have to remember to check the Permanent Particle Filter. Probably after 150 000 kilometers, there will be a need to exchange it. Fortunately, serious engine failures happen to be so sporadic that we don’t have to mention them. Certainly, we will not have a problem with the acquisition of spare parts for the car. Renault Koleos has a lot of common parts with Laguna, X-Trail and Qashqai. Prices are not particularly high.
Now, hhich engine to choose? I know from experience that the best choice is the 20 dCi. This engine works best in SUV type of cars. It allows for dynamic driving with low fuel consumption (about 8 liters in combined cycle). This engine is stable and faults if ever, concern accessories. I also recommend to choose manual gearboxes as automatic one may be limited. Of course, if you have the opportunity to select the version 4 × 4, do it. In the end, SUV will be used not only in the city.
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