Renault Laguna Coupe
Remember the story of Steve Carter whos M3 broke down after a trackday & BMW refused to cover the repairs? BMW have climbed down. The following is clipped from Steve Carters post on the Easytrack forum:
Finally got a result in my dispute with BMW. Having piled the pressure on with press and public opinion - I think BMW finally realised this was going to look REALLY bad for them.
My brief got a letter from the Managing Director of BMW (GB) today... the important bits below:
"In an effort to address the main issue of your clients complaint, I would agree that the attendance of the track event by your client as described should not be likened to "racing, rallying or a competitive sport", where even a high performance road going vehicle such as an M3 will require modification to avoid extreme wear and/or failure of engine, suspension or associated components. I would deem our refusal to cover the costs of this repair under the terms of our warranty unacceptable. I will therefore ensure that Mr Carter receives full reimbursement for the repairs carried out. I will also ensure that the wording in our warranty documentation is updated to avoid any further ambiguity."
Renaultsport Clios seem to be a bit more reliable than M3s (I am anaware of any that have failed on a track event), but I wonder whether Renault UK would take the same view?