Long-term update: 2009 Renault Safrane V6

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. And that is exactly how we like it.

Being our old man’s daily driver, it sees the most use among the cars in our fleet. So there were concerns over the beige cloth interior. It is durable, no doubt, but the old man has fears that they’d get dirty easily. So just for him, we slapped on some partial seating covers and cheap black floor-mats on top of the stock cushy beige ones as a temporary measure to keep the car in pristine condition. No issues with unintended acceleration here. The door armrests are beige cloth too, but so far they seem to be doing just fine without any protection. We’ll look at better solutions in the future.

And it’s nice to have 10,000-km service intervals, compared to the forced 5,000-km ones by many Japanese dealers. We haven’t been back to the crowded Nissan-Renault service centre since the 1,000-km service. Less hassle and cheaper maintenance than any Toyota, Nissan or Honda. Who knew?

Original Mileage When Bought: 110 km
Latest Mileage To Date: 6,440 km
Latest Average Fuel Economy: 8.5 litres/100 km
Cost of Latest Problems: Dhs 0
Cost of Latest Maintenance: Dhs 0

Total Non-Fuel Running Cost Since Bought: Dhs 0

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What do you think?



  1. The Safrane is actually the Nissan Teana, in some markets like India. Its a Nissan, which is why the quality and reliability is unexpetedly good for a renault. ;P These days you cant really judge any car by its maker.

  2. sold as a nissan maxima in OZ

  3. R those massage chairs??? 😛

  4. My Honda CR-V, as well as my Lancer EX also have 10,000km service intervals 🙂

  5. Nissan is partially owned by Renault…Renault being one of the 4 best car manufacturers…

  6. hi Mashfique and all, wondering if any of you guys would be familiar with wind noises (whistling noises) coming from the safrane 2010. quite acute as from 140 kms/hr, depending on the weather, and can get very noisy at 160-180 kms/hr. think it comes from the price tag? any hints as how to reduce the noise?thx and brgds

  7. oh, and the 10,000 kms service cost AED 365.

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