New niche models often have a problem: They fill gaps that nobody as perceived such. Example R enault Modus: The Microvan, introduced in September 2004, offers a flexible space concept with variably sliding and folding rear seats, on request a smart wheel carrier called Velofix, a high seating position and compact dimensions suitable for the city.
Despite good test results, the mode remained an exotic on German streets
So good facilities to be able to address everyone from the sporty mid-twenties to the young family to retirees. But those who can do a lot cannot do everything well. For many families, the trunk is too small, while others are too unsporting. Despite its good performance in various comparison tests, breakdown and defect statistics as well as the top rating of five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test, the Renault Modus an exotic sight on German roads. Although small cars are currently in great demand as used ones, the demand for second-hand copies of the Renault is also rather low and the loss in value is comparatively high:
From around 6,000 euros, copies of the first years of construction are available
From around 6,000 euros, copies of the first years of construction with 1.2-liter gasoline engines and around 60,000 kilometers are available. The 75 HP engine plays the main role in the existing building anyway. If it is a diesel, the approximately 500 euros more expensive 1.5-liter dCi with 86 hp is a good compromise, but due to the higher fixed costs only an alternative to the gasoline engine for frequent drivers. Because of the meager sales success, Renault added the 4.03 instead of 3.79 meter long Grand Modus variant at the beginning of 2008. The long version has so far only played a minor role in the used car market, as it is only available as an annual car.