Wednesday 20th March 2013
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We want to hear your comments in regards to your experience of the Renault Vel Satis. If you have ever owned one and had to replace any parts, let us know about it. Leave your comments in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Renault Vel Satis Overview

The Renault Vel Satis is classed as an executive car which was produced by the French automobile manufacturing company Renault. This vehicle was in production from 2001 to 2009 and replaced the Renault Safrane which had been out of production from 2000. During its lifetime, the Vel Satis (which is short for Velocity Satisfaction) was the flagship vehicle for Renault and is considered to be the most expensive car ever built by Renault to date. As far as executive cars go, this is pretty cheap to buy, but is not the best to drive. They are luxurious, comfortable and spacious and well equipped. It never was to popular, and didn't sell as well as expected. Does this sound like your experience of this car?

Renault Vel Satis History

The Renault Vel Satis was introduced in 2001 as a replacement for the Renault Safrane and is built on the same platform as the Espace IV and Laguna. This car is unusually tall, which gives the passengers more head room but which received a bit criticism also. There is not particularly any great need for the extra height, but Renault wanted to give drivers an alternative executive car to the standard saloons that were the standard for these cars. The Vel Satis scored highly in the safety tests, a maximum 5 stars to be exact. When the car was facelifted in 2005, Renault UK decided to discontinue the car due to poor sales. It was discontinued in 2009 on other markets, to be replaced with the Renault Latitude.

Model Types

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Fuel Economy

The Renault Vel Satis was available in 2.0 or 3.5L petrol and 2.2 or 3.0L diesel engines. The 2.2L diesel was the most economical, offering up to 40mpg, which is not all that great. Which engine did you have and how did it perform economically? The age, fuel type and engine size are determining factors when it comes to fuel economy.


The Renault Vel Satis was available in 5-speed automatic and 6-speed manual gearboxes. Which gearbox do you have and how do you rate its performance? We have a section of our website dedicated to Renault gearbox parts where you can search for your Vel Satis gearbox parts today.


Breakeryard wants to help you find the right parts for your Renault Vel Satis at the right prices. We have a comprehensive network of UK Breakers with parts for all makes and models at incredibly low prices. There are two ways to find the exact parts you are looking for: Entering your vehicle details in our part finder or visiting the Vel Satis parts page of our website. We have a list of problems and solutions with parts on the Renault Vel Satis. To look for solutions for your problem parts, why not check  our Renault Vel Sati problems page here.