Category Archives: Vel Satis Stories

DIY repair on a seized Renault Vel Satis electronic parking brake (EPB) cable

Some years ago I started collecting data on the number, specification and prices of Vel Satis cars for sale, as found on AutoTrader. Over the years, numbers have dropped from around 20-30, down to only 2 or 3, which is the … finish reading DIY repair on a seized Renault Vel Satis electronic parking brake (EPB) cable

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£400ish Vel Satis V6 Diesel Initiale (Top Spec) Unearthed in Manchester

** SOLD within 2 hours of the advert going live ** To save this Vel Satis from going to auction where they are often unappreciated, contact oliver@vel-satis.org for more details… I accompanied my wife this morning when she took her … finish reading £400ish Vel Satis V6 Diesel Initiale (Top Spec) Unearthed in Manchester

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Richard Aucock Remembers the Vel Satis

One of highly respected motoring journalist Richard Aucock’s cherished memories from his early days of car reviews was when in 2002 he was handed the keys to a Renault Vel Satis 3 litre DV6 Initiale for a week. Richard took … finish reading Richard Aucock Remembers the Vel Satis

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Vel Satis Idiosyncrasies

Does your Vel Satis have them? I sincerely hope I am not the only one who does! Here’s a small number of mine for starters: Firstly, upon entering the car, sometimes the dash lights up and indicates ‘Insert Card’, sometimes … finish reading Vel Satis Idiosyncrasies

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Vel Satis “Go-Slow” Story

I’ve got a “go-slow” Vel Satis story from earlier this year, when my Vel Satis was nursing a rubbing sound and feeling, which had become a bit worrying, so I took it steady (about 30-40mph on a straight, fairly fast … finish reading Vel Satis “Go-Slow” Story

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Share your Vel Satis stories

As Vel Satises are on the one hand very rare, exclusive cars offering a superbly comfortable ride and great performance, but on the other hand sometimes unreliable and quirky, we’re sure you Vel Satis owners out there have got some … finish reading Share your Vel Satis stories

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