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The Ultimate French Fancy
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(7th January 2012) 2003 Renault Avantime Petrol Automatic Coupe by Luke McCorry
A Renault what? That's the response you have to get used to when owning an Avantime. I understand there are about 5 of these in Northern Ireland, a very rare sight indeed... I had to have one.

Turns heads and attracts questions EVERYWHERE it goes, not a car for people who like to blend in. "Open air" mode opens all windows and the glass roof to make for a pillar-less coupé to attract even more attention. No journey is the same, it's a constant novelty driving the thing!

Being a 3.0 V6 Petrol, it's obviously no Prius to run, but the thing can move. 20 MPG can be seen if you're careful, road tax is £260 for the year. It's very impractical, despite being a huge car there's next to no rear legroom. Reliability is typically Renault. But really... who cares when you're driving one of the most distinctive, special and unique cars on the road? The Renault Avantime really is a hidden treasure, I'll never sell mine.
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