Renault Kangoo (1999-2012) owner reviews

"The Kangoo is a tough car that can cope with the rough and tumble of family life."

Carbuyer Rating

2.3 out of 5

Owners Rating

3.9 out of 5

58%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 2reviews
  • 8reviews
  • 15reviews
  • 2reviews
  • 1reviews

Common Problems

  • Brakes, Suspension (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine, Other (1 cases)
  • Electrics (7 cases)
  • Engine (1 cases)
  • Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
turbo broke
Running Cost

3 out of 5

50 a week

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
I have never had a problem since I bought it.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Servicing is cheap and spare parts not needed so far.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Reliable, comfortable and a pleasure to drive my renault

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

L, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Basic model is just that but you get what you pay for. Reliable and relatively cheap to run. Maintainance fairly easy to do yourself.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good, reliable, roomy

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

rxe, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Overall very pleased, not perfect, but reliable not having let me down over 9 years.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36
Review
served me very

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
I've had several enormous bills because of problems with the "computer". Problems with central locking and with the keys in the ignition
Running Cost

3 out of 5

I don't think mid thirties mpg is good!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

DCi, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel,

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

standard, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
It's a danger on roundabouts when there is fast moving traffic, plus get a bit of weight in it and you have a deathtrap. The dealers are rubbish over two years ago i asked for a replacement key and the mothers still havn't got it. Plus the side door fell off whilst driving and they wouldn't admit it was their fault the funny thing was it was empty at the time. So nothing was on the door to cause it to drop off. I do not trust renault one bit and if i had my way i would burn down their facory and install skoda engineers.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

RXE 1.4 Auto with ABS, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Being a 'van' derivative the only improvement would be more comfortable seats. The problem was a new battery, which i fitted myself.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

Authentique, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Great ! Until it it went wrong. Then very expensive to fix for a bottom of the range car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
It does all that i expected for the model

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

27
Review
Had it for 10 months with no problems, or any indication of future problems.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Would be better if I didn't value aircon and automatic above economy

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

?, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent vehicle.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

sdi, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Brilliant

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Authentique, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Most suitable car for my needs, which are, ease of getting in and out (handles in good positions and good height of seating) ease of fitting wheelchair in, auto gearbox, power steering and electrically adjustable door mirrors. Only 2 faults since new, alarm fault, rectified under warranty and gearbox hydraulic controller, replaced under warranty. Only other work needed has been wear and tear related, starter motor replaced, drive shaft gaiter needed refitting. I've been very pleased with this car and wouldn't hesitate having another.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
Good but gearchange is cable operated and not well adjusted.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Parts, as usual for main dealers these days, are extremely expensive.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

express, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very practical, economical, and good price

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

NONE, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Cabit and rear boot lights has broken pastic mounts and lights don't funcion anymore. Atherwise good car.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very good, all wheel drive, all the snow and ice we have had in the uk no problem for this all wheel drive.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Expression, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Fantastic. Everyone should be made to own a kangoo for a month and then they would be converts. Get over your preconceptions that it is a van. It is superbly comfortable, great to drive, so much space. What a pity they (renault) updated it. The once feisty 1.5 dci 86bhp engine is hopeless in the new larger heavier version. Go buy a grand modus?

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Dynamique, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very practical with low running costs but a bit noisy on the motorway.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Helios, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Speedometer keeps going off

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

rxe, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
An extremely practical and overall very reliable car. The only real problem in nearly ten years of ownership has been a nagging starting fault caused by a faulty tdc sensor, immobiliser, keys and/or a small relay. Renault customer services and the local dealer proved to be helpful even out of warranty. The car has been a great family workhorse and it will be difficult to replace. Current petrol models are too expensive to run , so i'll have to find another make/model.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Fantastically versatile. Able to carry heavy loads with seats easy to pack away and put up. Great for family transport also. Would not be comfy for long journeys with passengers. Would certainly buy same again but with 4 wheel drive

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

54
Review
Several springs have gone and repair/maintenance costs have been higher than expected.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37
Review
Have had electric probs
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Renault always expensive

Owner Review

Version

, , ,

Bought Car

New
Review
Renault kangoo

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Good

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Venture, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Although not the best handler in slippery conditions, i chose this van for picnicking, camping and very occasional load-carrying. With the addition of myremovable home-made (& upholstered) furniture, i even prefer it to a professionally converted camper-van due to its versatility. My sights had been set on a variety of vehicles in my kangoo's class and 'sl08 tln' came along at the right price for its condition. 'a very affordable, manageable vehicle to keep.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

trekka, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Ticks all the boxes, loads of space, 4 wheel drive, comfortable,economic, will run on bio/dino diesel mix very happily.

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