Long-term wrap-up: 2009 Renault Safrane V6 gets sold

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Our fleet swap-over for this year is finally complete with the sale of our 2009 Renault Safrane V6 to a friend. My father had left it behind when he retired earlier this year and got shipped back to the homeland, and so the car wasn’t really getting driven much any more, once we bought more interesting machinery. Read More >>

Long-term update: Our Renault Safrane loves power windows

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Our 2009 Renault Safrane continues to chug along reliably thanks to its Nissan underpinnings, as we predicted back when we bought the car new in 2010. Read More >>

Long-term update: Renault Safrane gets new parts under warranty


Our previous-generation 2009 Renault Safrane V6 has been a reliable-enough car, but certain interior parts had prematurely worn out in just 2 years — a sign of cost-cutting if there ever was one. Read More >>

Long-term update: 2009 Renault Safrane gets Farba Guard detailing


Our Renault Safrane continues to chug along without issues since the last service. It’s been several months now since we asked for some prematurely-worn interior panels to be changed under warranty, but it finally looks like it will get done this week as the parts have arrived from Mars. Read More >>

Long-term update: Our Renault Safrane is a music-video star


We’ve made it a point to upgrade our self-owned fleet with iconic cars, ditching anonymous cars like the Peugeot 307 and the Mitsubishi Galant and replacing them with stuff like the Honda S2000 and the Range Rover Vogue. Read More >>

Long-term update: 2009 Renault Safrane V6


We got our Renault Safrane serviced last month, it having hit the 30K mark this summer. It is carrying on without any drama. Read More >>

Long-term update: 2009 Renault Safrane gets work done


Our two-year-old Renault Safrane just had its first proper problem. The driver-side power window, which had been acting hesitant for more than a year, finally decided to crap out. Read More >>

Long-term update: 2009 Renault Safrane V6


There isn’t much to report on our 2009 Renault Safrane, the car that we’ve owned from new, and driven by my father. It was my top pick for a reliable car to replace his old 1997 Toyota Corolla. Read More >>

Long-term update: 2009 Renault Safrane V6


Our 2009 Renault Safrane hit the 10,000 km mark, so we took it in for a dealer service in Dubai. Making the appointment a day earlier by phone was hassle-free, and we dropped off the car at 10 am in the morning. Read More >>

Long-term update: 2009 Renault Safrane V6


There is absolutely nothing to report on this car. Absolutely nothing. It is running fine, just as it has been since we bought it last Ramadan. Read More >>

Long-term update: 2009 Renault Safrane V6


Our black Renault Safrane V6, a brand new 2009 leftover model that we purchased last Ramadan, is on its way to completing 5000 km, and is soldiering on just fine. Read More >>

So we bought a 2009 Renault Safrane V6


So we finally put our money where our mouth is and bought a car that we recommended as an Editor’s Choice more than a year ago. Read More >>