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Old 12th January 2019, 12:53   #16
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Compromise on AWD and get a Creta automatic. In your budget you get a new car. Is very refined comfortable. Not too big. Spares and service will not be an issue.
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Koleos is an amazing car and good value for money but if you plan on using it as a daily driver, then I cannot comment on its reliability, but its low part availability will mean that you need to be extremely proactive and involved with its maintenance. Take a look at the Hexa or if automatic transmission is not a must, the Yeti should make a strong case for itself as its compact dimensions and tractable 2 liter diesel along with well put together interiors, make for a sweet package.
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Compromise on AWD and get a Creta automatic. In your budget you get a new car. Is very refined comfortable. Not too big. Spares and service will not be an issue.
Thanks JediKnight, everybody has CRETA and looks boring now. I am looking for some exclusiveness (Koleos, Rexton, Yeti (if there was an auto), Xtrail etc make it to the list).

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Koleos is an amazing car and good value for money but if you plan on using it as a daily driver, then I cannot comment on its reliability, but its low part availability will mean that you need to be extremely proactive and involved with its maintenance. Take a look at the Hexa or if automatic transmission is not a must, the Yeti should make a strong case for itself as its compact dimensions and tractable 2 liter diesel along with well put together interiors, make for a sweet package.
Thanks IshaanIan, automatic is mandatory for me, otherwise I wouldn't have thought to change from my Nissan Terrano. Yes, Yeti automatic would have been just perfect for my needs.
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I wanted to update the thread after a long pause! I have sold off my Thar, and have been on the lookout for either the Koleos or an Outlander.



There is a good example Koleos not too far from me which has done around 1.5 lac kms, its a late 2013 Bose edition, the owner was asking for 7.5lacs but might settle around 6.2 or so.



I plan to see it this week and take it for a test drive and an inspection by Renault, what all should I look out for and check for?
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Old 19th September 2019, 13:27   #20
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If you decide to go for the Koleos, drop me a PM as i might be selling mine soon...
Hello 46TheDoctor,

Can you please PM me your contact no.? I need some information on Renalut Koleos.

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Here is my experience with Fluence

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-...edit-sold.html (Influenced by the Renault Fluence EDIT: Sold!)

Overall I say don't buy it, not worth the price and lack of parts/ expensive parts.
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Here is my experience with Fluence

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-...edit-sold.html (Influenced by the Renault Fluence EDIT: Sold!)

Overall I say don't buy it, not worth the price and lack of parts/ expensive parts.

Wow, that must have been a traumatic experience to go through. I checked with the Koleos owner (Chandigarh based) on their service record, and it's not a pretty picture at all, he has spent 2.5 lacs in 30 months on the periodic maintenance and running repairs, avaraging 4.7 Rs/Km as the maintenance cost, which is as high as the BMW service plans!



I am rethinking on just going for the 2014 refreshed model Duster AWD for now, thank you for the inputs.
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Koleos owners and former Koleos owners please do weigh in and help with your advice!

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Hi!
My advice for you is Please refrain from buying Koleos.
Although it was an excellent Car but ASS from Renault for this particular product is Horrible.
My uncle owns one which is in workshop from last 2-3 years for non-availability of parts and ridiculous parking charges by Renault service centre leading to subsequent legal battle.
I am sure this will help

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Hi everyone. I was looking for a decent AWD/4x4 under 10 Lakhs in Pune. I went through several options and then came across few used Koleos with low price. I then went through the pros and cons of the Koleos in this thread. I was in two minds after that. But I finalized one of the Koleos with following details:
1. Sep 2012 Model
2. 1.15 Lakhs clocked in the ODO
3. Webasto Fabric Panoramic Sunroof worth 1.5 Lakhs installed by Renault Showroom during the first owner's purchase.
4. 1 year comprehensive insurance valid till Sept 2020.
5. Car is well maintained - I checked it's complete report on cars24 website (Car was listed there but I contacted through Olx).
6. First owner is a prominent person in Pune owning 12 other Luxury cars.

I closed the deal at 3.65 Lakhs, transfer charges extra.
I know a used car will have some maintenance cost so keeping additional 75K to 1 Lakhs as maintenance expense (tyre changes, minor denting painting, filter change, servicing, etc.)

I hope I got a good deal that outweighs the negatives.
Koleos owners, your thoughts on this arrangement please.
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