After spending an obsessive amount of time deciding on what car I should buy after my 2007 Scenic Dynamique write off, and considering other brands, I've come back to the renault and thinking Koleos phase 2 2012 or 2013 privilege. It has some of the same quirky styling and features of the scenic but also modern things like proximity key and sat Nav, and I'm liking the leather and sun roof. Unlike the 2014/15 koleos, the phase 2 retains the clever interior thinking, I know they're minor things , but the tray tables, easy estate folding rear seats, door bins and forward folding front passenger seat all remind me of why I loved the scenic, aside from the superior safety and good ride, reliability etc. Now I know what exact car I want, I'm finding this car is a favourite for towing, In my search, although it's early days two have had an electric brake device fitted for towing, one was clearly used for pulling a horse float and the other I looked at had obviously enjoyed a fairly robust trip around possibly most of Australia, the interior was very well lived in. Now Ive arranged to drive 2.5 hours tomorrow to look at another car, I've got immediate responses to a few questions about this car but my question if it has an electric tow brake fitted has gone unanswered. So I'm guessing it does.
i understand why you would choose this car for towing, the braking power exceeds the x-trail and contributes to the five star ancap. But should I buy a second hand car that has been obviously put to work with towing? What problems might it have as a result and how would that affect the price.
Aside from that, given I'm certain of the model, year (2012/13), phase 2, privilege, preferably diesel (for the fuel economy and longevity - I'm planning on driving my purchase to its last legs, and the CVt of the petrol variant is less desirable for me) the only question left is should I go private sale or dealership.....
I love this forum, just knowing I'm not the only one excited by a Scenic and now possibly a Koleos.