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Stay away from the renault kiger i took delivery of my brand new vehicle on 11 october 2021 only to discover that this vehicle is riddled with manufacturing defects and has shady and sloppy workmanship that in my opinion is a result of being manufactured for cheap labour in india.The following was noted upon accepting delivery: - the indicator was non functional - the hazards on the vehicle remained one permanently - the clip on my bonnet was broken and stuck with prestik- the were scratch marks on the hand glove compartment - a piece of leather was hanging out at the side of the steering - the carpet on the drivers side is cut in three places and stapled together - the leather on steering appears to be pealing - there inner panels of the doors was loose on two doors with distinct gaps upon bringing the above to the attention of the dealership i was provided with cheap fixes and excuses.I was further told some of the above was characteristics of the car and all kigers would be like this.The principal of renault durban advised that she cannot replace the vehicle as the clips she replaced was valued at r10 (shocking) and refused to take liability of the other problems as her excused rendered to be sufficient.To my further horror the doors on the vehicle had manufacture defects.Both rear passenger side doors have dirt specs ingrained in the paintwork and the the doors are glazed with a clear quote of paint.The dealership initially agreed to replace the doors however upon inspection two other kigers had the same defect.The dealership has now advised that they are willing to repair the doors by means of painting it.Yes renault is now offering to paint my brand nee vehicle as a result of negligence form the manufacturer.(even thought they admitted the paint colour is not available in the country as yet) i did contact renault south africa customer care to aid me.It has been two weeks, I requested for a senior manager to schedule a meeting with me and i have received no feedback to date.It is evident that renault south africa customer care and renault durban are colluding to save cost and not give me a solution that is suitable for me.
See folks buying experience was like revisiting an old good showroom where the team n our family have known us for a long time.Well i am here to say about the driving section only:- see on the first delivery of my car i was the first to drive straight out from the showroom.Driving at city is easy n good.It's a very good practical car to my eyes compared to its own magnite.I have used n familiarise all the drive modes, Feature offer.Well i have bought the turbo variant because i enjoy driving punchy hp with good engi e for the price.100hp dual tone.Sitting three in back is decent but now wow.It felt like driving mini duster rxz instead of 110hp.Eco n normal mode have a minimal engine response diff.Sports n ecco is significant.Being compact suv it's nimbal to drive compared to duster.Turbo is a rev happy budget engine, Turbo kicks around 2000-2500rpm all the way to red line.At night i was shocked to get 19.99kmpl on ecco mode drive, Normal driving around 19kmpl.City driving at around 10-12kmpl around.Light isn't something i am happy so much 😞.
Let me make this clear.This vehicle comes with a lot of premium features and looks that others cars in the segment don't provide.But that comes with some compromise on safety and performance or ironically the 'heart & soul' of the car.Of course there's lag in the engine and the cabin noise is there.Also we don't feel that heavyness that other cars like nexon and sonet provide.Especially thats because there's a huge compromise on the build quality.Well, I'm only talking about the 'compact suv' segment here and by the price it comes.This car is excellent! yes, All these negatives i have told you are there.But look at the price! only and only if are okay with the average safety and a little bit engine noise(not enough to be worried of-just a little bit) and also if you need a bigger car than a sedan or hatchback at a lower price with some compromise, Then this is it! atleast please don't go with a maruti car as it has a more worse build quality than kiger.
Though the price is very competetive, The vehicle is not.We should understand that if it is cheaper by lakhs than other cars in segment, It is obviously compromising on many things especially some being very important.I bought a rxz cvt brown colour recently and except the muscular design everything i felt was of poor quality.The interior is drastic.It is not that heavy and had its door disfigured after a bike hit it.This car is now giving me nightmares and would request anyone not to spend their here.Its better not to have a car than to have a kiger.Still if you are someone who can compromise on quality, Features and peace of mind then please proceed.
The renault kiger turbo performance is impressive on paper as well as on the road.Acceleration is akin to the vw polo tsi.This vehicle seems big and bulky yet it is lighter than most cars that 'look' smaller.Comfort levels are more than sufficient for long road trips because of the spacious cabin and modern ergonomics.The only problem i have so far (my mileage is only 1200 km) is the lack of much needed mudflaps all round as well as it not having a boot light, Otherwise for the price, It is value for money.
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