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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: United Kingdom
Although I never drove it, I have been a passenger in an Avantime. Observations:
* Given how big it is - and it's Espace-based - the packaging is a joke. So much for space being a luxury.
* the rise is rubbish; none of this serene, smooth riding ability that you'd associate with a sublime riding French car. Think Audi A4 on big rims ride comfort levels
* Creak, groan, creak, creak again, groan - that's all you hear as the body and trim twist and flex.
It's a brilliant idea, but so poorly executed. The 'luxury' of space isn't there, despite that big glass area; the promise of a luxuriously cosseting French ride isn't delivered, and the creaks and groans are precisely what you'd expect if you asked Renault to make a huge car, minus B-pillars with huge body cut outs; god knows what the structural integrity is like if the groans are anything to go by.
Even in the darkest hour, love comes shining through.
Then it doesn't seem so far from me to you.