Renault 20 Review from Australia and New Zealand

1983 Renault 20 TS Auto 2.0

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance93000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf


Comfortable french cruiser


Replaced 1 front wheel bearing.

Carburetor rebuild.

Both tie rod ends.

Left CV boot.

General Comments:

This car was great! I bought it for $700NZD and never let me down. I used it daily for a 240km round trip to and from work, as well as a few 500km trips around the country.

Very comfortable, and quite well appointed for a 1983, having electric windows, power steering and electric sunroof.

Very enjoyable car, which I really regret selling.

The only thing that was odd, was the rear seat folded up rather down, so the only way to get a flat loading rear was to remove the rear seat altogether.

Fuel economy was good, at around 30mpg mixed town and open road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th February, 2010

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review