RE: Renault Uk's future...
I think Renault IS trying hard to remove their useless dealers image.
Renault is in the top ten for best dealer experience (position 9/10). The bottom 10 includes Citroen and Peugeot.
I never considered a Renault because of poor experience with the local dealers years ago but a friend of mine bought a Renault Coupe a couple years ago and he said the dealers have been fantastic. Looking at the above survey, it appears they are improving. I think Renault are also trying to compete in the markets they're traditionally good at - the Clio. Once Renault were popular in the 1990's but then it just went wrong.